Life Skills Every High Schooler Should Know

Curriculum isn’t the only thing that can be taught in classrooms. Teachers are provided to students to learn and be well-educated. However, being educated can go far behind what is required to be taught in the classroom.    Before students graduate high school, besides understanding things like formulas to find the slope  (y = mx…

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Setting Goals to Get Back into the New Semester

  When the calendar year changes you can expect the start of a new semester shortly. The fall semester consists of getting back in the swing of things after a long deserved summer break, but then by Thanksgiving and Christmas we are begging for time off because we’ve reached our limit.    Now that we’ve…

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How to Spend Your Holiday Break

    Everyone looks forward to their holiday break after spending hours upon hours in the classroom and working outside of the classroom. When November and December hit, it’s such a relief knowing you get some time off! By this point, you have returned from Thanksgiving break and are awaiting Christmas break!    Here are…

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National Special Education Day

    December 2nd is National Special Education Day! It is incredible to celebrate a day that means so much to the United States education system. Whether you know someone with special needs, are someone with special needs, or are a special education educator this national day should fill you with joy.    The History …

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What you need to know about AP Exams

  While in highschool it’s common for students to enroll in AP courses. AP stands for Advanced Placement. This is beneficial to take while you are in high school because it gives you more opportunities compared to a general course. AP courses can earn you college credit, stand out on transcripts and get you ahead…

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Study Habits and Starting the Year off Right

After summer break, it can be hard to get back into a routine once school rolls around. We’ve been in the mindset of swimming, relaxing, sports, hanging out with friends and school is definitely the last thing on our minds.    In order to have a successful school year, it’s important to go into the…

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College Essays: The Basics

  Conversations around your junior and senior year of high school are often focused on what your next steps will be, exploring college, military, career and other programs. For students planning on college, the questions center on what type of school, including size, location, and programs offered. Sometimes what you plan to major in will…

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Approaches to Rigor

Recently we had the opportunity to present at a K-12 Conference and we hosted a roundtable on the Pros and Cons of Rigor and Acceleration.  Rigor is an important topic and always deserves attention. NAIS just shared an article on the “Dark Side of Rigor.”  It’s a great read with examples of specific schools and…

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Celebrating Black History Month with Picks from Our Schools

From the big list of books our schools are teaching this year, we’re sharing titles that are great for celebrating black authors during Black History Month. Browse through our list to find great picks among fiction and nonfiction titles for literature, drama, creative writing, and history classes.  1. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Underground…

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How Can eBooks Help Schools Now

Digital textbooks offer schools a number of advantages – especially when they want to stay flexible for on campus, remote or hybrid schedules. We had the pleasure of interviewing Anne Kellerman, Tech Solutions Engineer at Blackbaud, via Zoom and learning about what matters to her as an educator and also as an advisor to schools…

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