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Celebrate National STEM Day: 4 Ways to Think Like a Scientist at Home

November 8th is National STEM day, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines are more a part of daily life than ever before! As parents and educators, we know that developing competence with STEM will help our students in all aspects of life - from making medical decisions to balancing a checkbook. On a practical level, STEM savvy will set our children up for a future with many opportunities and job prospects (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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How To Homeschool In California

If you’ve been considering homeschooling and aren’t quite sure how to get started, this post will give you enough information and options to make an informed decision about your child’s education. You may consider this one of the most important decisions you make as a parent, and Method is happy to help you find the right fit for both you and your child.

Independent Study

Turning To Online Learning? Look For These 5 Elements To Spot A Good Program

More Families Are Turning To Online Learning Though online learning has been around for decades, it has recently become a more preferred learning modality than ever before. Whether part or full-time, online learning can fill a temporary or permanent need for remote learning for students anywhere. Increasingly, students are turning to online programs at school districts, charter schools and private schools for the following reasons:

mental health

Staying Stress-Free in 21st Century School

Sunday, October 10 was World Mental Health Day, and at this time of the year, it is a good reminder to reflect on our mental health. The weather is changing, students are working away studiously on college applications and extracurricular activities, and everyone is waiting in anticipation for Thanksgiving Break. Taking an inventory of our mental health is vital, because even if we consider ourselves to be happy, well-adjusted individuals, stress gets to us. This is especially true of students in primary and secondary school. School can create an environment of stress for students, for whom everything seems to be at stake.  How can we stop and do an inventory on how we are doing? When do we know that our stress level is getting a little high and that we need a break?

Getting into college

It's College Application Month: Here Are 6 Helpful Tips

College application month is here! Colleges and universities across the U.S. are opening their applications to students for the Fall 2022 term. This is a busy time of year for many seniors as they think about where to apply and how to pay for school. Here are some things to consider as you approach applying to colleges and universities:

Hispanic Heritage Month

It's Hispanic Heritage Month, And We Have You Covered

Note: This blog was co-authored by Natally Rodriguez and Jackson Faber   Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on September 15th, and recognizes the contributions made by the Hispanic and Latinx community to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The United States is home to over 60 million Hispanics and Latinos! The influence of Hispanic and Latinx culture on America’s history and culture cannot be overstated. This month, we take time to celebrate Hispanic heritage and recognize all of its incredible contributions to our communities.

Learning Pods

The Benefits Of Independent Study Learning Pods

What's A Learning Pod? Learning pods or learning hubs have been popping up all over the country due to the pandemic and are reimagining the idea of both virtual and in-person learning. Learning pods provide smaller groups of students with a safe environment where they are supervised and supported by teachers while at the same time offering the flexibility of online learning. While learning pods were a quarantine staple, many families and communities may be wondering how they can gain the familiarity and results of a learning pod while still receiving a standards-driven, high-quality education.

international literacy day

Celebrating International Literacy Day

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller   Background   International Literacy Day is an international observance created by the UNESCO, otherwise known as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This day is celebrated yearly on September 8th and is intended to remind individuals, communities, and societies of the vast importance of literacy across the globe. The 2021 ILD will be celebrated under the theme of “Literacy for a Human-Centred Recovery: Narrowing the Digital Divide.”

online high school

Suicide Prevention at School

National Suicide Prevention week begins on September 5th, and while many people have become more comfortable talking about their mental health in recent years, there is still a tragic amount of fear, and stigma, around the topic of suicide.

How California Assembly Bill 130 Affects Independent Study (NCB) Charter Schools

  California Assembly Bill 130 (AB130) provides extensive revisions to current Independent Study law, which affect non-classroom-based charters and their day-to-day operations. The key elements of the bill affect how Master Agreements are written, the availability of live instructional sessions, and process for re-engaging students.