The Disenfranchising of California Families

I grew up in a strict Democratic household. So severe in fact, that anyone who did not share the same beliefs was left to feel moderately or even extremely uncomfortable in our home. We represented the working class and with my father as an impassioned union steward, we closely aligned ourselves...

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How To Make A Successful Online School

My personal experience in the online learning space

Over 20 years ago, I can remember being one of the first in my professional circle, pushing to implement virtual content in a variety of educational settings. I met this push with fierce resistance and many questions that I didn’t yet have...

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How Online Learning Has Disrupted Traditional Schooling

Whether examining the auto, tech, educational or any other industry, the threat of being outperformed by innovative newcomers is continuously growing. Generally, innovative newcomers outperform others within their industry by introducing more and convenient affordable products or services that...

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Building Online Courses and a Fully Integrated SIS & LMS

Fully Integrated K-12 System from Lead Generation to Transcript Delivery

Developing a comprehensive system that delivers seamless integration from lead generation, to student enrollment and student information, to delivery of state reports and standard aligned content has been built on the...

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Why is Service Learning Important in Education?

When you want to really drive home a concept about the importance of your community and civic responsibility, service learning provides a perfect opportunity. The most effective way for students to learn concepts of such as empathy, service, and trustworthiness is through doing and for that,...

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Three Ways We Are Embracing the Future of Education At Method Schools

As schools guide today's children towards the future, those in charge of education need to remain mindful of changes in both society and our economy. They must consistently ask: "Where are we going?" "How are we going to get there?" "Is there more than one path to this future?" Rather than...

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5 Ways to Encourage Summertime Service Learning

 Regardless of age or grade, nearly every students always looks forward to summer vacation.  The warm summer months are often filled with exciting family trips, sports, and relaxation.  However, although school may be out for several months, we can still encourage our children to keep their...

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Character Education Through Project Based Learning

 Character Education through Service Learning

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Focus on Project Based Learning: Evolving Pedagogy in Education

Project Based Learning is a well-established teaching method currently used in all types of classrooms today. It challenges the traditional notion of students sitting in their seat ach day receiving information from their teacher, the deliverer of critical information. Instead it allows for...

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How Character Education Helps Kids Learn and Develop

Education isn't only about learning subjects such as math, English, and science. A more comprehensive definition of education addresses the emotions, personality, and character as well. Parents today are looking for schools that help their kids become healthy, balanced, and civic-minded adults....

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We're on a mission to develop tools and educational practices that promote growth for every stakeholder. Through the continuous advancement of self-created systems and processes, Method Schools aims to cultivate a culture of growth throughout every facet of the organization.

Dr. Jessica Spallino
Founder and CEO
Every student is our story. SmartFox, built by Method, is an online learning platform that saves money, keeps CA Ed funds in CA, and provides closed loop reporting for better academic results.
Mark Holley
Founder & CBO
We're proud to have built a financially sound, 100% ethical,  innovative organization that focuses on academic achievement, constant reinvention, and perpetual growth. Every student has a story. And serving every individual student is our story. 
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