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Balancing the Workload of Online High Schools and Too Much Screen Time

How do you manage your teen’s internet usage when they attend an online high school? Your child sits at their computer, not communicating with you, with their eyes glued to the screen, seemingly all day. You’re not sure where their school time begins or ends. You begin to worry that their interaction with electronic devices is becoming too much, especially when the respond to your conversation with a shrug. With kids being advanced technology users, and adept at various apps and programs that parents are unfamiliar with, keeping tabs on your child’s internet and technology usage is harder than ever. This is a true concern for parents whose student is enrolled in an online or e-learning high school.
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Method High School

Must-Have Resources for Online High School Students

Although online schooling offers a host of amazing benefits such as increased independence and positive atmosphere, finding extra resources and tools for online high schoolers is sometimes a challenge. Healthy and enjoyable resources should complement their education and help them grow physically, mentally, and socially.  While many great resources and extracurricular activities are often included within an online homeschooling program, it's still wise to invest in some additional outside resources to supplement their school program. Many of these extra resources are easy to use and completely free for teens and their families.  As parents, we should strive to help our children find all the resources they need to succeed. 
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Robotics

6 Ways to Help Your Child Grow a Love for Robotics

Robotics and technology are two of the fastest growing industries in the world.  These amazing research fields represent tools for solving some of the world's biggest problems whether finding ways to performing delicate surgery or creating new state-of-the-art security tools.  However, robotics isn't always a popular subject with children, particularly those that struggle with math and science. Due to staffing and cost restraints, not every school offers a robotics program or after-school club.  If possible, always look for schools that emphasize the importance of a robotics program (like Method!).  Regardless, as parents we can still proactively nurture a positive interest in robotics and similar fields of technology.
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Project Based Learning

The Benefits of Project Based Learning

Many parents and educators don't realize how large of an impact project based learning (PBL) can have on the education of middle and high school students. Part of the reason for this is simply that they may not have been exposed to the concept; they can't endorse something if they don't know it exists or how it's different from the education their child receives every day.
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Class Size

Identifying and Meeting Learner Needs When Teaching Small Class Sizes

Education is crucial to the success of an individual in their adult life, and the best way to start that individual off on the right path is by providing the most superior education that you as a parent can provide. While many public schools get a bad reputation for huge classes and little attention to detail, a public charter school often has small class sizes that allow for a more individual approach.
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Innovation

Seven Trends that are Shaping the Future of K-12 Education

 The traditional model of K-12 education within school systems is rapidly diminishing as the ‘norm’ as fresh, innovative techniques are making an impact on how the US sees education as whole. Education is always evolving, and new trends can bring a positive impact on learners within current and future educational systems. Here are seven trends that are making headway in education and will change the educational landscape for K-12 programs throughout the country for years to come.
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Class Size

4 Superior Reasons Small Class Size in Charter Schools are Vital for Student Success

  Providing an education for your children is one of the most awesome responsibilities parents have. The quality of your children’s education is the gateway to future opportunities and determines, in part, their success in college and beyond. Finding the type of school for your children is important. Charter schools are an option that has gained popularity as parents discover their unique offerings. From customized instruction to personal class size, there is something for everyone. Small class size is big feature of charter schools that make them attractive to parents and students. Here are 4 ways a small school helps students.
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Method High School

How Online High School Changes the Shape of Your Student's Day (And Yours)

When you're considering an online high school for your student, one of the biggest difficulties is that you have no idea what your day or your child's will look like. If you've never home schooled previously, particularly if your child has always been enrolled in public school, you might struggle with how the change will impact both your day and your student's. Learning what online high school really looks like will make it easier to make an informed decision and to prepare for what's coming.
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Project Based Learning

Encouraging Project Based Learning at Home

Any parent who chooses a project-based learning curriculum for their child is clearly invested in their education as it applies to their future. After all, the big idea behind project-based learning is to encourage students to acquire and apply information in an effective way.
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