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Establishing a Successful Study Routine at the Start of the School Year

September 13th, 2018 by

Establishing a Successful Study Routine at the Start of the School Year

 

The beginning of the school year brings about a lot of different feelings for students. Some students approach the fall with excitement, anticipation, and a great deal of motivation, while others face the upcoming school year with a bit of dread. No matter where you are on the scale, doing your best to maintain a positive attitude and establish some good habits in the fall will go a long way when it comes to your overall success and satisfaction throughout the year.
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How to Engage with Your Fellow Students

September 10th, 2018 by

How to Engage with Your Fellow Students

 

Attending school online can be hugely beneficial for a number of reasons, and a lot of students choose to complete their middle school or high school education online to utilize the advantages that online learning has to offer.
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Understanding Graduation Requirements

September 7th, 2018 by

Understanding Graduation Requirements

 

Understanding the various online schooling graduation requirements can be challenging and overwhelming, but we’re here to break it down for you so that you know exactly what you need to do to graduate from high school.
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How to Become a Morning Person

August 27th, 2018 by

How to Become a Morning Person

 

Some people are blessed with the ability to rise with the sun and get their day started with incredible productivity and energy. Others of us unwillingly drag ourselves out of bed after the ninth time we hit snooze, and it seems like hours before we’re even remotely productive or even awake. For those in the latter group, there is hope. There are a few things you can do regularly to help yourself become more of a morning person, which is sure to positively impact various aspects of your life, both during school and into adulthood.

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How to Effectively Communicate

August 24th, 2018 by

How to Effectively Communicate

 

Communication can be incredibly hard, and as technology improves, texting increases, and emails are more common than face-to-face conversations, so it’s really not getting any easier. Particularly when it comes to young students who have grown up being bombarded with technology, it can be challenging to learn how to effectively communicate with peers, parents, teachers, potential employers, and more.

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The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

August 20th, 2018 by

The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

 

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” It’s a well-known fact that emotional health is nearly as important as physical health and social learning is nearly as important as academic learning in terms of a student’s overall wellbeing. Here are some key factors about the importance of social-emotional learning and the effect it has on students.

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The Power of a Positive Attitude

August 20th, 2018 by

The Power of a Positive Attitude

So many studies have shown that positive thinking directly influences various factors in a person’s life. From improving your health, enhancing your personal relationships, and increasing academic performance, a positive attitude is incredibly powerful and extremely important.

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Take a Break!

August 17th, 2018 by

Take a Break!

 

When you’re doing schoolwork in a non-traditional setting, like from your home, it can be easy to get lost in assignments and studying and get hyper focused on completing your tasks so you can be done for the day. If you’re having trouble focusing and staying on task, don’t abuse the option of taking a break, but a short break can be a good goal to work towards as a reward for staying on task. Whether you’re struggling to stay focused or struggling to pull yourself away from your work, it is good to power through sometimes, especially when you’re on a roll, but it’s also important to take breaks regularly to help with stress management and schoolwork productivity. Virtual learning offers incredible flexibility, so make sure you’re taking advantage of your schedule and adding some breaks into your day.

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Visualize Your Goals and Make Them a Reality

August 16th, 2018 by

Visualize Your Goals and Make Them a Reality

 

Passing a test that you’re worried about. Getting straight A’s. Graduating from high school. Earning a college degree.

Goals are everywhere. They’re big and small, exciting and terrifying.

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Catch Those Zzz’s!

August 16th, 2018 by

Catch Those Zzz’s!

We’ve all heard it said that good sleep habits can positively impact every area of life. Especially when it comes to learning success and getting good grades, getting enough sleep is incredibly important. It is recommended that teenagers get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep per night, but only 15% of teens report getting that much on school nights. Teenagers are also notorious for irregular sleep patterns, meaning they go to sleep and wake up at different times depending on the day of the week. Both lack of sleep and irregular sleep patterns can negatively affect focus during the day and overall grades.

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