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Top 7 Benefits for Students Who Decide to Take Summer Classes

June 12th, 2019 by

Top 7 Benefits for Students Who Decide to Take Summer Classes

Summer school is usually associated with students who are behind or struggled to pass all their classes through the regular school year. However, more and more students are choosing to take summer classes not out of necessity but rather as a way to get ahead and take advantage of the many benefits that these summer classes offer. While one of the main benefits for students who take summer classes is related to catching up or reestablishing a good GPA, there are a number of other significant reasons why middle school and high school students may elect to take summer classes.

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A Student’s Guide to Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs

May 7th, 2019 by

A Student’s Guide to Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs

If you’re a middle school or high school student, a college student, a teacher, or involved in education in any way, you’ve likely heard about career technical education. Not only are educators and students seeing the many benefits of CTE programs, but employers see the various advantages of hiring students who have gone through CTE coursework. With technological changes occurring constantly and the job market rapidly growing and evolving, students today are being prepared to take on jobs that don’t even exist yet, which makes real-world skills and practical application of knowledge absolutely vital. Continue reading our comprehensive guide to career technical education to learn all about it, including available programs, the benefits of these programs, and how to make the most of your educational time with hands-on career technical education.

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Can Studying Outside Help You Retain More Information?

April 25th, 2019 by

It has long been suggested to students that study time should take place in a quiet, clean area, tucked away from noise and distractions. However, scientists and psychologists alike are finding that all the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years on how to maximize studying and retain more information may not be all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, some methods that teachers and parents have been utilizing for decades are actually proving to be unhelpful and not at all beneficial.

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How to Successfully Balance High School and a Part-Time Job

April 23rd, 2019 by

How to Successfully Balance High School and a Part-Time Job

High school students who work a part-time job are often more equipped and better prepared to handle future responsibilities both in college and in the real world. Many high school students want a part-time job because it can give them some extra money, a leg up on college applications, and real-world experience that may serve them in the future. Some students don’t have a choice but to work, as they may need to help support their families, which can add even more pressure to their already busy and demanding schedule. Whether it’s a job in a career field that interests the student or a food service or retail job, balancing high school and a part-time job can be challenging but incredibly rewarding. In addition to making some money, working part-time jobs can help high school students learn valuable skills, such as time management, commitment, responsibility, respect, and more. No matter what reason a student has for working during high school, here are a handful of tips to successfully balance both high school and a part-time job.

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How to Overcome Common Problems with Online Learning

April 16th, 2019 by

How to Overcome Common Problems with Online Learning

Online learning is growing in popularity as students and parents alike are experiencing the many benefits it has to offer. Students are able to complete work on their own schedules and with their own timelines, allowing for additional assistance when needed, the flexibility of completion and work hours, and an improvement in self-motivation and self-discipline. Students grow in independence and personal responsibility when they complete online courses since they are solely responsible for their academic successes and failures. Computer literacy is a skill that is on the rise, and students absolutely must learn their way around using a computer, overcoming technical issues, and problem-solving when a technological struggle arises. The more comfortable work environment and more positive learning environment often contribute to a lot of students’ success in online classrooms, allowing students to spend more time with family, participate in more extracurricular activities, and make the most of their time. For students who are advanced and wish to get ahead, they are often encouraged to complete online courses as quickly as they wish in order to earn college credits during high school or even graduate early.

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Top 10 Books to Have on Your Summer 2019 Reading List

April 9th, 2019 by

Top 10 Books to Have on Your Summer 2019 Reading List

Summer reading has a long history in schools, often marked by unwilling students or simple disobedience in completing book lists. As schools see more and more the impact of reading proficiency struggles in students young and old, they are pushing more for reading discipline both during the school year and in the summer. Whether you are an avid bookworm or a hesitant reader, picking up a few books throughout the summer will help you retain what you learned last year, prepare yourself for the upcoming year, and improve literacy skills and reading proficiency. All of these things are important factors in your success, both during your schooling years and beyond.

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How Students Can Find Internships

March 1st, 2019 by

College students and recent graduates are often encouraged to participate in internships to expand their experience, apply what they’ve learned in school, or even make some extra money. While paid and unpaid internships are a great chance for college students to get some hands-on training in a field they’re interested in, internships are also a great opportunity for high school students. They can see first-hand how certain jobs are done, meet professionals in industries they’re interested in, and experience new things while working with smart and motivated experts. If you or your student is interested in finding internships, we can help. Whether you’re trying to find internships for over the summer, for a work-study program, or for after graduation, finding internships doesn’t have to be incredibly difficult or time-consuming. Here are some of the best ways we’ve found to help students who are interested in finding internships.

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How to Adapt to a Student’s Learning Style in an Online Classroom (Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic)

March 1st, 2019 by

Parents and teachers have known for a long time that not all children learn in the same way. While students may be equally intelligent, the same teaching methods may not be effective for all individuals when it comes to learning and retaining information. Many professionals recognize seven total learning styles, but the three primary ones—visual, auditory, and kinesthetic—generally encompass all the others. Teachers are usually really great at differentiating instruction so that students with different learning styles are all able to absorb and understand the information being taught, but it can be a struggle to constantly adapt your teaching to the different learning styles.

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Why Teachers Should Teach Empathy in the Classroom

January 28th, 2019 by

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Teachers, parents, and students alike are discovering the importance of learning more than just academic knowledge in school. Real-life education is becoming increasingly important so that students can succeed and function well outside of their school walls. Since it’s not enough for students to just learn math, reading, writing, and study skills, teachers are shifting their focus to teaching resilience, perseverance, self-control, teamwork, and more. Another big focus is empathy. In the classroom, students as young as 5 can learn empathy and how to apply to their daily interactions with others. These lessons are key in helping students develop into kind and caring individuals who will eventually become responsible and productive members of society.

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How to Relieve Test-Taking Anxiety

January 28th, 2019 by

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Tests of any kind can be stressful and even overwhelming, but some individuals experience true anxiety when taking tests. Whether it’s a simple chapter test, a final exam for a course, or a college entrance exam, students are often intimidated and stressed out by the mere thought of taking a test. Test-taking anxiety goes beyond general feelings of stress about taking a test—it is a physical response and true physiological reaction to the test. Students with test-taking anxiety have more extreme feelings than general nervousness about a test. They often experience stomach discomfort, sweaty palms, an inability to concentrate, racing thoughts, and increased heartbeat, and feelings of dread and an ability to recall pertinent information. Test-taking anxiety can often bring about feelings of fear and uncertainty as well, especially since many students with it don’t perform well on tests and therefore have grades that do not appropriately reflect their academic knowledge or retention of information. If you have students who suffer from test-taking anxiety, there are some things you can do to help them. Understanding why students experience it and why they feel so much pressure to do well on tests is a good start. We’ve then compiled a list of tips to help you relieve test-taking anxiety in your students so they can perform better on tests without the stress, and they can finally have grades that reflect their capabilities.

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