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Service Learning

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, Service Learning provides the ultimate forum.
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Technology in Education

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 languish in irrelevance and quaint traditions of the past, it is imperative that our current educational leaders shape schools to fit the students' eventual social, technological, and economic needs.  Here are three ways that we've demonstrated our willingness and desire to accommodate a changing world. These new educational strategies and methods offer glimpses into the future of education, which will have to be molded to fit our children's future.
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Service Learning

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 minds active outside the classroom. Service learning is the perfect way to engage our children's minds and show them the importance of community involvement and good citizenship.  Although service learning opportunities are available year-round, great summer weather and flexible schedules make summer vacation the perfect time for students to learn how to reach out to others. 
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Project Based Learning

Character Education Through Project Based Learning

 Character Education through Service Learning
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Project Based Learning

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 students to collaborate in discovering and receiving information on their own.
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Service Learning

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. This is why character education is so important. It provides a holistic approach to learning and development. Let's explore how character education helps kids learn and develop crucial values.  
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personalization

Evolving Pedagogy in Education Part 1: Focus on Personalized Learning

Evolving Pedagogy in Education Part 1: Focus on Personalized Learning Personalized Learning has been a highly used term in education for several years. Many schools claim they employ this approach to teaching and learning. In some cases, personalized learning is truly implemented and students experience an individualized approach to learning and in other cases, it may be a term used, but the implementation is hardly actualized.
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School Choice

How to Select the Right Charter School for Your Child

My daughter attended charter schools throughout her entire education, grades K-12th, as I was looking for something different than her assigned public school. As a parent and director of charter schools, I have found that charter schools may not be for every student. Some students prefer and do very well in a traditional school setting. However, if a parent and student do find themselves looking for an alternative educational experience and have turned to charter schools, the following might be good to look into when doing so as it helped me in my search:
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School Choice

The Emerging Doctrine of Schoolism

Today’s educational landscape is as diverse as ever and as new schools continue to emerge, so does the push against the traditional notion of schooling. At times this can be a harmonious flow and yet at others, it can create a competitive environment in a market that wasn’t necessarily built on opposition. 
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Charter Schools

Same Goals: School Districts And Charter Schools Can Get Along

Years ago during one of the first course meetings of my administrative credential program, the professor discussed the importance of relationships. She explained that if there was one single thing to take away from the entire program, it would be the impact of successful relationships. I can remember sitting there that evening and many afterwards thinking to myself  “I enrolled in this program only to hear each week about something as basic as relationships?"
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