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SmartFox Shows The Way*

We all know 2020 has been a year of change, disruption, and in many cases sadness and hopelessness. I think most people, myself included, look forward to rebuilding what became broken. And re-energizing what shut down. Helping those who need help. As an online school, Method didn't shut down, and we've tried every single day to provide a place for normalcy for our students and families. 
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3 Tips to Communicate With Teachers

Channeling your frustrations into effective communication gets results.  We no longer can head to school and meet with a teacher. Instead, we are digitally communicating and sometimes not as effective as we might wish. Check out three tips to help communicate positively with your child’s teachers. 
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Making the Most out of Unintentional Homeschooling

While I acknowledge that these are downright scary and dangerous times for many people in the world, those of us who are lucky enough to be healthy and still making some income have a golden opportunity to invest our most precious commodity into our children: time.  
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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 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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Why Won’t our Public School Help my Child?

Have you had a child get behind in school and tried to get them help? And you were just shot down? Have you ever dealt with a bullying problem, and the school refused to help? Your child is not understanding the work, but they will not intervene until they are two years behind? Maybe, it is the two to three hours of homework each night while class time is spent dealing with behavior issues. Possibly they are teaching to the standardized test and not the curriculum and special projects. Perhaps, you have a special needs child and they are lost in the wind there. Maybe you are dealing with an insufficient teacher that the administration loves but not anyone else?   There seems to be a systemic problem in some schools, even at the district levels refusing to help our children. Why is that?
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What is Dyslexia?

 
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Eight Different Learning Styles That Can Benefit From Homeschooling

Homeschooling can come with many advantages for families and communities, and there are also specific types of child learners that might do best in the home school environment. Not all children learn at the same pace or in the same way, and it can be hard to get everyone up to speed in a traditional schooling environment. If you are worried that a standard classroom setting might not be the perfect fit for your child and their learning style, there might be other alternatives that can help them succeed. Here are eight different learning styles kids might have that can flourish in a home school environment and the reasons this specific tailor-made environment can provide a better alternative.
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5 Concerns Home Schooling Parents Face

Parents have many reasons for choosing an online home school program.  Whether it be removing their child from negative peer pressure or looking for new ways to support special learning needs, home schooling is a quickly growing education alternative.  However, just like all school options, parents have certain concerns they face as they transition their child into a new home school program.  Although these issues may feel very overwhelming or confusing in the beginning, work to face these issues with your child as you plan for a safe and enjoyable new semester.  
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Online Homeschooling: Creating the Pefect Learning Environment

Homeschooling is a valuable learning experience, both for children as well as parents.  There is a variety of unique reasons to homeschool your children.  For some parents, homeschooling is a way to protect their children from dangerous outside influences.  Other families find that their children learn better outside of a traditional school environment.  Often, traditional classrooms are simply not adequately equipped to support certain learning or social challenges many students face. Regardless of the exact reason, homeschooling your child is an extremely important investment for their future.  Online homeschooling is a powerful learning alternative to help your child thrive. Even with a great program, homeschooling isn't effective without creating the proper learning environment within your home.   Encouraging Cleanliness
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Major Advantages for Going with an Online Home School

Choosing a schooling system that works for your child can be a tricky affair, especially given all the complications of modern living. For example, maybe you move around a lot, or you have some other detail of your situation that makes putting a child into a local public school completely unfeasible, like a disability of some kind. In this situation, you might ask yourself how you can find the time to homeschool since it really might be the best approach for all parties. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, you might be able to both keep your child at home and let them go to a tuition-free charter school through the power of online home schools. Here are some of the advantages of such an approach.
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