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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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Even in Virtual Schools, Teachers Make the Difference

I'm not a teacher. I've never been a teacher. But this is my 20th year in K-12 education in finance, marketing, and product development, and I've had some thoughts lately about how education has changed in my time and what it will look like in the near future. While there have been some changes to how students are taught in recent years, schools operate in relatively the same way as 100 years ago. But change is accelerating due to the proliferation of school choice, online learning, and other technology advances.
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20:1 Class Size and More Blue Track Enhancements for 2019-20

We’re continuously refining our program to better serve students of all backgrounds, abilities and interests. And as we enter our sixth school year, we're more equipped and committed than ever to support growth for each-and-every student. We have made many enhancements to better support online, independent study students and to build an overall community committed to growth.
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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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How Online Learning Has Disrupted Traditional Schooling

Whether examining the auto, tech, educational or any other industry, the threat of being outperformed by innovative newcomers is continuously growing. Generally, innovative newcomers outperform others within their industry by introducing more and convenient affordable products or services that over time transform sectors.
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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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Five Obvious Benefits Of Online High School

As your child enters their high school years, you may begin to question which option will best meet their educational needs. With public schools, private schools, charter schools, and online charter schools available, there are resources available to meet the learning needs of a wide variety of students. For many students, online high school is the perfect option to meet their unique needs, and acts as a great alternative to traditional public school. Online high schools provide an array of benefits to students by creating a more flexible learning environment that fits into their lifestyle. If you are considering enrolling your child in online high school but are unsure if this is the right choice to make, here is an overview of just a few of the many benefits that online high schools provide.
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Balancing "On and Off Screen Time" In An Independent Study Charter School

At Method Schools we aim to educate the whole student by integrating a variety of modalities into our program. As an independent charter school, we have been afforded the creative space to combine adaptive and personalized online learning with small group instruction along with collaborative and content driven projects. Through this implementation, we have quickly discovered that even while building a program that includes diversified educational activities, most content is delivered through a singular screened device and this requires ample time in front of a screen.
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Should My Student Attend An Online High School?

For many, online courses offer an attractive solution to the distractions of traditional high school classes. However, despite the benefits of online courses, many students still prefer traditional on site education as USA Today has reported. So what are the pros and cons of taking a high school course online or on site?
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