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Disillusioned Parent and a Cube of Sugar

Dear Disillusioned Parent,
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Online Curriculum

Identifying Academic Barriers to Learning

As a parent, it’s hard to identify the difference between healthy rigor in learning and when your child is feeling defeated at school. 
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adaptive curriculum

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Curriculum

Few things can be more daunting than choosing a curriculum for your child. The challenges are limitless—is the curriculum standards-aligned, is it aligned to your values, will it help your child and their unique learning style, and is it adaptable? There is definitely no single answer to the curriculum question. And it’s likely that there is no single curriculum that will be perfect for your child. The key is to get the most of the curriculum. 
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Online Curriculum

Introducing The SmartFox Professional Development Course Library

Facilitating ongoing professional development within any organization can be a demanding task. For a growing organization, continuous onboarding and training is critical to meet staff members’ wherever they are in their professional careers.
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Online Curriculum

Method Schools Announces their UC a-g and NCAA Course Approval!

Method Schools is pleased to announce its course catalog remains UC and NCAA approved.  Course lists are viewable on the UC a-g and NCAA (enter High School Code: 850455 to view) portals. 
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Method Schools

This is Connected Learning

At Method Schools, we've developed effective online systems and rigorous content we call SmartFox, to not only engage students, but to ensure interaction, collaboration and support for ultimate success in an online environment. Our tools and practices require regular student and teacher collaboration and ongoing support to create an overall successful environment for each and every student.
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Online Learning

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 answers. At the time we were experimenting with different forms of online and blended models and still had many features and details to figure out.   During this time, we were in need of enhanced tools and practices to better serve a homeschool population of students with diverse abilities and backgrounds. Additionally, we were in need of effective solutions for common pain points within the industry: serving mobile and distant learners, the need for real time data of remote students and the need to diminish curriculum prep time to enable teachers to devote all of their time on individual instructional time.
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personalization

Back to School Blues

 
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Online Curriculum

Is Blended Learning Right For Your Child?

Lecture Heavy Learning is Out Lecture-based education was the norm in middle and high school for a long time. Ever since public school systems became regulated by the states and held applicable to uniform standards, teaching by lecture has been the default approach, and the recent emphasis on standardized testing instead of actual learning has only compounded this. After all, if teachers stand up and speak about the subject for an hour each day, they can ensure that they easily touch on whatever topics and benchmarks the state requires.
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Online Learning

Creating a Schedule for Online Home School: 5 Questions to Ask

One of the hardest things about transitioning to online home school is learning to adhere to a schedule. You have what initially feels like an endless amount of freedom in front of you, and it's easy to fall into the trap of ignoring those school responsibilities. There are so many other things that you'd rather be doing with your day! Setting up a schedule is a critical step to success in your online home school. When you create your schedule, there are several factors that you'll need to take into consideration.
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