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California State Library Working Scholars
California State Library Working Scholars
by Laura Leftwich October 2019

The California State Library System and the Working Scholars program are joining together to promote bachelor's degree attainment. The library will offer 20 of its employees the opportunity to earn a low to no cost bachelor's degree. The partnership aims to further career development of these employees and increase access to higher education.

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San Diego Library Working Scholars
San Diego Library Working Scholars
by Laura Leftwich October 2019

The City of San Diego Library and the Working Scholars program are joining together to promote bachelor's degree attainment. The library will offer graduates of its Career Online High School program the opportunity to earn a low to no cost bachelor's degree. The partnership aims to further the success these graduates have already achieved and be a stepping stone to enhanced career mobility.

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Sacramento Library Working Scholars
Sacramento Library Working Scholars
by Laura Leftwich October 2019

The City of Sacramento Library and the Working Scholars program are joining together to promote bachelor's degree attainment. The library will offer graduates of its Career Online High School program the opportunity to earn a low to no cost bachelor's degree. The partnership aims to further the success these graduates have already achieved and be a stepping stone to enhanced career mobility.

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San Jose Library Working Scholars
San Jose Library Working Scholars
by Laura Leftwich October 2019

The City of San Jose Library and the Working Scholars program are joining together to promote bachelor's degree attainment. The library will offer graduates of its Career Online High School program the opportunity to earn a low to no cost bachelor's degree. The partnership aims to further the success these graduates have already achieved and be a stepping stone to enhanced career mobility.

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The History of Homeschooling
The History of Homeschooling
by Michelle Baumgartner October 2019

Homeschooling in the United States has grown to include roughly two million students, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Throughout the years, a diverse group of parents have chosen this educational alternative for their children. Here's a look at homeschooling history in America.

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Study.comer of the Month: Jordyn Deems
Study.comer of the Month: Jordyn Deems
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2019

We're excited to announce that this month's Study.comer of the Month is Jordyn Deems, a 10th-grade homeschool student based in North Richland Hills in the Dallas-Forth area in Texas. Jordyn's mom, Janine, has been a teacher for 18 years and a homeschool parent for 6. Together, they've been using Study.com for homeschool for these past two years.

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6 Hacks Just For Teachers
6 Hacks Just For Teachers
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2019

Are you looking for ways to make your life as a teacher just a bit easier? Or a lot easier? This blog post offers six unique hacks you can use in your classroom to improve your teaching life.

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Why Professional Development for Teachers Should Include a Blended Learning Focus
Why Professional Development for Teachers Should Include a Blended Learning Focus
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2019

Are you a teacher or an administrator wondering what to focus your professional development on this year? This blog post explains why your first priority should be blended learning.

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How to Stay Organized During College Application Season
How to Stay Organized During College Application Season
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

One of the best things you can do to ensure that you'll have a successful college application season is to get and stay organized. This blog post will introduce you to everything you have to do to organize your college applications.

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6 Fun & Interesting Halloween Facts to Share with Your Kids
6 Fun & Interesting Halloween Facts to Share with Your Kids
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2019

Are you looking for a way to make Halloween a more educational experience? This blog post offers interesting facts your kids can chew on along with their candy this Halloween season.

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7 Educators Share Their Advice for New Teachers
7 Educators Share Their Advice for New Teachers
by Jessica Lyons September 2019

Starting your teaching career can be exciting, but you're also sure to have some jitters. Looking for some advice? We asked 7 educators to share their best tips with us to help new teachers have a successful school year.

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What to Do if Your Midterm Grade is Lower Than Expected
What to Do if Your Midterm Grade is Lower Than Expected
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

Did you recently get a midterm exam back only to find that your grade wasn't quite what you were hoping and expecting it would be? Don't panic. This blog post will help you decide what to do next.

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6 Work from Home Jobs for English Majors
6 Work from Home Jobs for English Majors
by Jordan White October 2019

Working from home means no commuting, no dress code, and no food getting stolen from the office fridge. What's not to like? Read on to see what work from home jobs might be right for you as an English major.

4 College Application Myths
4 College Application Myths
by Whitney Stovall September 2019

Navigating the college application process can be an intimidating and stressful one, given the pressure to keep your grades up and choose a major. No worries - keep reading to learn the truth about four college application myths.

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Homeschool Record Keeping: What You Should Be Tracking & How to Do It Efficiently
Homeschool Record Keeping: What You Should Be Tracking & How to Do It Efficiently
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2019

As proof of your child's education for both public authorities and prospective schools, your homeschool record keeping must be meticulous. However, such record keeping can be a time-consuming process. This post looks at what information you should be tracking and how to do it efficiently.

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3 Ways Working Scholars Unlocks Debt-Free Bachelor's Degrees
3 Ways Working Scholars Unlocks Debt-Free Bachelor's Degrees
by Jessica Lyons September 2019

The cost of higher education continues to rise, making it increasingly difficult for many Americans to afford a college education. Study.com is showing how partnering with other organizations can solve this program by creating an affordable pathway to a college degree.

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Increasing Student Engagement Using Study.com's Teacher Plan
Increasing Student Engagement Using Study.com's Teacher Plan
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

At Study.com, we dedicate our product to helping teachers teach and students learn. If you want to maximize the classroom experience for everyone, you should try these features. Here's how to use them.

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How to Create a Professional Development Plan for Teachers
How to Create a Professional Development Plan for Teachers
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

If you're a teacher looking to progress in your career, creating a professional development plan is an idea well worth considering. This blog post will teach you how to create a doable, well-organized plan.

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Taking the GRE? Try These 6 Study Tips & Tricks For the Exam
Taking the GRE? Try These 6 Study Tips & Tricks For the Exam
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

Are you hoping to get into grad school? Chances are pretty high that you'll have to take the GRE to even be considered for admittance. This blog post will cover some little-known tips to help you pass the test.

5 Ideas For Creating a Homework Space Your Kids Will Love
5 Ideas For Creating a Homework Space Your Kids Will Love
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

Do you want to create a place where your kids can do their homework? One that they'll love to spend time in and where they'll really be able to get down to business? This blog post offers five suggestions for how you can create a homework space to achieve just that.

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Are College Midterms as Important as Final Exams?
Are College Midterms as Important as Final Exams?
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

If you have a midterm exam coming up, you might be curious about whether this test will be as important as your final exam when it comes to your overall course grade. This blog post answers that question.

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6 Steps Teachers Should Take If Their New Students Are Behind
6 Steps Teachers Should Take If Their New Students Are Behind
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

Have you observed that some of the students in your new class are not quite at the level you expected? This blog post offers six unique tips about how to handle this common situation.

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7 Interesting Homeschooling Statistics & Facts
7 Interesting Homeschooling Statistics & Facts
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2019

Homeschooling is on the rise in the United States, but it can be a mystery to those who have never participated. Why do families choose homeschooling? Must they follow one nationwide standard? Here are seven homeschooling statistics and facts to shed some light on a growing educational movement.

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6 Student Teaching Tips to Help You Shine
6 Student Teaching Tips to Help You Shine
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

If you're about to begin a student teaching position and want to put your best foot forward, this blog post has six tips that can help you succeed and make a good impression.

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5 Qualities to Look For in a Homework Help Resource
5 Qualities to Look For in a Homework Help Resource
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

Are you a parent looking to find a homework help resource that will allow your child to thrive academically? This blog post will help you understand how to evaluate potential resources when choosing the best option for your family.

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How to Survive Your Junior Year of High School: Tips & Tricks
How to Survive Your Junior Year of High School: Tips & Tricks
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

If you're about to start your junior year of high school and are feeling worried about how you're going to survive all of the pressure, look no further. This blog post can serve as a guide on what to do in order to come out of junior year alive.

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How to Stay Organized in College: Tips & Hacks All Students Should Know
How to Stay Organized in College: Tips & Hacks All Students Should Know
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

If you want to be successful in college, you have to get organized. These five organizational tips are a must-know for any university student who wants to get good grades and graduate on time.

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Freshmen: Here's What to Expect During Your First College Midterms & How to Prepare For Them
Freshmen: Here's What to Expect During Your First College Midterms & How to Prepare For Them
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

Are you in your first year of college and feeling like you have no idea what you're getting yourself into this upcoming midterm season? This blog post will help you know what to prepare for and how.

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4 Technologies to Improve Your Classroom Engagement in 2019
4 Technologies to Improve Your Classroom Engagement in 2019
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2019

Technology changes rapidly, even in the classroom. As a teacher, you want to make sure that both you and your students enjoy the most cutting-edge tools to enhance the classroom experience. Here's a guide to four technologies that can improve your classroom engagement in 2019.

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Graduating with a Business Degree? Learn How to Work from Home with Study.com
Graduating with a Business Degree? Learn How to Work from Home with Study.com
by Jordan White October 2019

Whether you're looking for regular freelance work or you're just looking to make a little extra money, becoming a Study.com Expert could be a good fit for you. Continue reading to see why becoming a contractor for Study.com is a good option for business majors.

Why Exercising Makes You Smarter (And Happier): A Study Based Off 1.2M Adults
Why Exercising Makes You Smarter (And Happier): A Study Based Off 1.2M Adults
by Whitney Stovall August 2019

A study that engaged 1.2 million adults over 4 years found that exercise makes you happier and it's suggested that it makes your smarter as well. Keep reading to learn how extra time in the gym will help tighten your body and open your mind.

Jobtrain Working Scholars
Jobtrain Working Scholars
by Laura Leftwich September 2019

JobTrain and the Working Scholars program are joining together to provide a subsidized bachelor's degree pathway for JobTrain staff, graduates and students. JobTrain helps Silicon Valley's most in need and provides them with the skills necessary to get a job. However, many times, there is a higher level of skills and credentialing needed to reach self-sufficiency within the Bay Area. This partnership aims to develop a college pathway for the JobTrain community where the achievement of a college degree will be a stepping stone to a truly empowered and dignified professional life.

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Who Invented Homework? The History of a School Staple
Who Invented Homework? The History of a School Staple
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2019

For students, parents, and educators, homework is a part of everyday life. But who invented homework? How did it come to be a norm in education? Here is a brief history of homework in the United States.

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5 Ways to Differentiate Instruction
5 Ways to Differentiate Instruction
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

If you're a teacher, you've probably heard of or even dabbled in differentiated instruction. This blog post offers five methods you can easily apply in your classroom to benefit from the differentiated instruction method.

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6 Study Hacks for College
6 Study Hacks for College
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

Are you a college student overwhelmed by mountains of reading and test after difficult test? Check out this blog post for six study hacks that will help you make the grade.

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Homeschooling Tips for Beginners: 4 Things to Do During The First Year
Homeschooling Tips for Beginners: 4 Things to Do During The First Year
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

Are you starting homeschool for the first time this year? This blog post offers new homeschool families four important tips for things to focus on during this time.

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Middle School vs. High School: Understanding the Differences & How to Handle the Transition
Middle School vs. High School: Understanding the Differences & How to Handle the Transition
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

This blog post discusses the biggest differences between middle school and high school and offers tips for both students and parents on how to handle the transition in as positive and smooth a manner as possible.

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5 Classroom Management Tips That All Teachers Should Know About
5 Classroom Management Tips That All Teachers Should Know About
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

Are you finding it difficult to manage the behavior of your K-12 students in the classroom? Whether you're new to teaching or a veteran educator, these unique tips will help you regain control.

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Study.comer of the Month: David Nugent
Study.comer of the Month: David Nugent
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2019

David Nugent, a facilities coordinator at Mountain View, CA law firm Fenwick & West, has been named as Study.comer of the Month. David's success in earning a bachelor's degree through Study.com's Working Scholars program and subsequently earning a work promotion makes him an inspiration to other Study.comers.

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Setting Up a Space for Teaching at Home? Try These 5 Homeschool Room Ideas
Setting Up a Space for Teaching at Home? Try These 5 Homeschool Room Ideas
by Michelle Baumgartner October 2019

For parents, homeschool can be like a ''Choose Your Own Adventure'' book. Which homeschool curriculum is best? Should you join a homeschool cooperative or go it alone? And how do you furnish a home classroom? The five ideas in this post can help you set up a practical, comfortable teaching space.

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6 Test Prep Tips for Students Taking the SAT & the ACT
6 Test Prep Tips for Students Taking the SAT & the ACT
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you planning to take both the SAT and ACT exams in order to give yourself the best possible chance of success at getting into college? This blog post will show you how to balance studying for both tests at once.

5 Stress Relief Tips for Teachers
5 Stress Relief Tips for Teachers
by Daisy Rogozinsky August 2019

Have you been feeling particularly stressed lately as a result of your teaching career? This blog post offers five tips specifically for teachers that can help to reduce stress.

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8 Back to School Tips for College Students
8 Back to School Tips for College Students
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

If you're heading to college this back-to-school season, either as a new freshman or a more seasoned upperclassman, you'll be able to make the most out of your college experience if you follow these eight tips.

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6 Ice Breakers for College Students That Professors Can Use to Kick Off the New Semester
6 Ice Breakers for College Students That Professors Can Use to Kick Off the New Semester
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you a college professor thinking of using an ice-breaker activity to get your course started off on the right note this semester? This blog post offers six options perfect for the college level.

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6 Ice Breaker Activities & Games for High School & Middle School Students
6 Ice Breaker Activities & Games for High School & Middle School Students
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

This school year, start the semester off right by doing a fun, engaging ice breaker activity that will help your students get comfortable with one another. This blog post offers six creative options.

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Should I Take the SAT or ACT? Here's How to Decide
Should I Take the SAT or ACT? Here's How to Decide
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

This blog post can help you decide which standardized college entry exam you should take to optimize your chances for successfully earning a high score: the SAT or the ACT.

5 Common Back to School Mistakes Teachers Should Avoid
5 Common Back to School Mistakes Teachers Should Avoid
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you a K-12 teacher about to start another school year? This blog post will help you understand the common mistakes teachers make during back-to-school season that you should try to avoid.

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City of Goodyear Working Scholars
City of Goodyear Working Scholars
by Laura Leftwich July 2019

The City of Goodyear is excited to offer the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree through the Working Scholars. The program offers college on-demand so participants can take courses anywhere, anytime. Participants are provided with coaching and support to stay motivated along the way.way.

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5 Classroom Projects That Are Perfect For Back to School
5 Classroom Projects That Are Perfect For Back to School
by Whitney Stovall July 2019

It's time for pencils, it's time for books. It's time for teachers' dirty looks. It's back-to-school time! Here are five classroom projects that will help students re-acclimate to the school environment and instill a sense of team building and promise.

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How You Can Use Memory Tricks to Study for Tests
How You Can Use Memory Tricks to Study for Tests
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you interested in memorizing study materials using the very same trick applied by competitive memory athletes? This blog post will teach you how to use this method to ace your tests.

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5 Test Prep Tips for Visual Learners
5 Test Prep Tips for Visual Learners
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Do you learn best when you can visually see the information you're studying? If so, you might be a visual learner. This blog post offers five study tips made just for you and your strengths.

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4 Tips For Creating an Efficient Grading Process
4 Tips For Creating an Efficient Grading Process
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Do you feel like you're wasting too much time grading every evening after you get home from school? Do you find the process tiring and stressful? This blog post will help you get the most out of grading in less time.

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Homeschool Parents: Use These 5 Activities When You Need a Break
Homeschool Parents: Use These 5 Activities When You Need a Break
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2019

As a homeschool parent, you probably find yourself needing a break every once in a while. This blog post offers five activities that you can use to keep your child engaged while you rest.

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6 Lesson Planning Tips for New Teachers
6 Lesson Planning Tips for New Teachers
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

If you're a new teacher thinking about how to successfully lesson plan for the upcoming school year, you'll want to follow these six key tips that will help you be efficient and effective.

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7 Things Adult Learners Should Look For in a College Program
7 Things Adult Learners Should Look For in a College Program
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you an adult or non-traditional learner looking to go back to school to earn your college degree? This blog post offers seven things you should consider as part of your decision about which school to attend.

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5 Study Habits All College Freshmen Need to Develop
5 Study Habits All College Freshmen Need to Develop
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you worried about making the transition from high school to your freshman year of college successfully? This blog post covers five study habits that will help you do your best as a college freshman.

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How to Deal With the Stress of Being a High School Senior
How to Deal With the Stress of Being a High School Senior
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

If you're going to be a high school senior, you're most likely experiencing at least some amount of stress - potentially even a significant amount. This blog post has some tips to help you deal with it.

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6 Ways to Help Your Child If They're Anxious About Going Back to School
6 Ways to Help Your Child If They're Anxious About Going Back to School
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Is your child feeling anxiety or fear about going back to school this year? If so, you're probably wondering what you can do to help. This blog post offers six useful suggestions.

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5 Back to School Activities For Homeschool Families
5 Back to School Activities For Homeschool Families
by Michelle Baumgartner October 2019

Homeschool families often struggle with finding back-to-school activities that fit their special circumstances. This post offers five activities to brighten up back-to-school time and prepare your child for another productive year in the homeschool classroom.

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City of Perris WorkingScholars.Org
City of Perris WorkingScholars.Org
by Laura Leftwich August 2019

Perris WorkingScholars.Org is helping residents of the City of Perris, California, earn a bachelor's degree without any financial burden or debt. The program offers college on-demand so participants can take courses anywhere, anytime. Participants are provided with coaching and support to stay motivated along the way.

Why College Students Should Resist the Urge to Skip Class
Why College Students Should Resist the Urge to Skip Class
by Debby Rice June 2019

If skipping class is your guilty pleasure, consider these reasons for kicking the habit. Spoiler alert! You already know that showing up is the first step to a winning start in college and in life.

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What to Do If You Notice Your Child is Falling Victim to the Summer Slide
What to Do If You Notice Your Child is Falling Victim to the Summer Slide
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you concerned that your children might be forgetting some of the things that they learned over the school year that just ended? This blog post will help you with some creative ideas for how you can stop too much summer learning loss from happening.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Taking & Preparing For the SATs
How to Talk to Your Kids About Taking & Preparing For the SATs
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Communicating with your kids about life's big milestones is an important part of parenting, and the SAT is just one of those key benchmarks. This blog post should help you get the conversation started.

What to Expect When You Start Taking AP Courses
What to Expect When You Start Taking AP Courses
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

If you want to head off any nervousness you might have about taking an AP course for the first time, find out more about what's to come. This blog post will help you anticipate the ways in which your AP courses are going to be different from other standard high school courses.

5 Fall Activities to Help Get Your Students Outside
5 Fall Activities to Help Get Your Students Outside
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

When you look around your elementary or middle school classroom this back-to-school season, do you see antsy students feeling trapped inside? Offer a change of pace by taking them outside into the nice fall air! This blog post covers some activities you can use for this purpose.

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New Teachers: How to Make Sure Teaching Doesn't Take Over Your Life During Your First Year
New Teachers: How to Make Sure Teaching Doesn't Take Over Your Life During Your First Year
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

As a new teacher, you probably have a lot on your mind, but one thing you should be sure to think about is how you'll keep the border between your career and personal life clear. This blog post offers five strong suggestions for how you can maintain your work-life balance and avoid burning out in your first year of teaching.

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Adult Learners: How to Tell If It's the Right Time to Earn Your Degree
Adult Learners: How to Tell If It's the Right Time to Earn Your Degree
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

If you're an adult who hasn't yet reached the milestone of earning a college degree, you might be wondering whether or not you should go back to school and try to do it now. This blog post will help you determine if this is the right time for you to earn your college degree.

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Does Your High School Student Hate Reading? Here Are 7 Books They May Actually Like
Does Your High School Student Hate Reading? Here Are 7 Books They May Actually Like
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Read a Book Day is coming up on September 6th, and it's a great opportunity to get your non-reader reading. If you're the parent of a high school student who doesn't like to read, try piquing his or her interest with one of these appealing options.

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How to Get Your Students To Focus on School After Summer Vacation
How to Get Your Students To Focus on School After Summer Vacation
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Unfocused, scatter-brained students who just can't seem to settle down are a classic hallmark of the back-to-school period. This blog post will teach you how to turn those students into concentrating, participating, engaged citizens in your classroom.

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How Tech Can Make Life Easier For Homeschool Parents
How Tech Can Make Life Easier For Homeschool Parents
by Michelle Baumgartner October 2019

Without the support of a traditional school, homeschool parents face special challenges in educating their children. There are many ways that technology can ease the burdens of homeschool organization, lesson planning, and staying connected to a homeschool community. This post explores a few of them.

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How to Use Your Child's Hobbies to Prevent the Summer Slide
How to Use Your Child's Hobbies to Prevent the Summer Slide
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you hoping to find a way to stop your child from spending the summer forgetting everything he or she learned during the previous school year? Check out this blog post for tips on how you can do so successfully by incorporating your child's hobbies into summer learning.

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The Benefits of Taking Advantage of College Activities & Resources Over the Summer
The Benefits of Taking Advantage of College Activities & Resources Over the Summer
by Debby Rice June 2019

College is not just for pulling all-nighters. Summer is a great time to be a tourist on your own campus. It's a chance to leave your student identity behind and fully explore the wealth of activities and resources that an academic community offers.

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6 Activities First Year Teachers Can Use to Introduce Themselves To Their Students
6 Activities First Year Teachers Can Use to Introduce Themselves To Their Students
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

If you're looking for some fun, engaging activities you can use to introduce yourself to your students as a first-year teacher, check out this blog post for ideas and inspiration.

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New Teachers: Why You Should Collect Feedback Throughout Your First Year of Teaching
New Teachers: Why You Should Collect Feedback Throughout Your First Year of Teaching
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

If you're a new teacher hoping to succeed in your first year, there's one important thing you should definitely do: collect feedback throughout the year (instead of just at the end). This blog post will explain the benefits of doing so.

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When Should Your Child Start Studying for the SATs?
When Should Your Child Start Studying for the SATs?
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you trying to figure out when your child should begin the process of studying for the all-important SATs? Check out this blog post for a comprehensive timeline you can use.

Why College Students Need to Worry About the Summer Slide
Why College Students Need to Worry About the Summer Slide
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

If you've heard the term 'summer slide' you might be wondering what it is and whether it's something you, as a college student, need to worry about. The answer is yes. This blog post will tell you why.

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How to Stand Out in a College Class That Has Hundreds of Students
How to Stand Out in a College Class That Has Hundreds of Students
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you one of hundreds of students in a large college class? Do you want to make an impression on your professor despite this? Check out this blog post for tips on how to succeed.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Evaluate Your Homeschool Methods
5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Evaluate Your Homeschool Methods
by Michelle Baumgartner October 2019

As the parent of a homeschool student, you rely on your own methods to impart the academic knowledge and understanding your child needs to succeed. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if your homeschool methods are successfully preparing your child for life beyond the classroom.

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Is It Worth Retaking a CLEP Exam If You Don't Pass The First Time?
Is It Worth Retaking a CLEP Exam If You Don't Pass The First Time?
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

When you don't pass a test, like the CLEP, the first time you take it, you'll be faced with one important choice: to retake or not to retake the exam. This blog post will help you make that decision.

Planning a Summer Vacation? Get Your Kids Involved & Make it a Learning Experience
Planning a Summer Vacation? Get Your Kids Involved & Make it a Learning Experience
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you in the midst of planning a summer vacation for you and your children? Take this opportunity to include your kids in the planning process and teach them several important lessons.

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Taking Summer Courses? Use These 5 Factors to Pick the Right Ones
Taking Summer Courses? Use These 5 Factors to Pick the Right Ones
by Whitney Stovall June 2019

Summer break is the perfect time to get ahead, catch up, or make up a course; however, the entire process can be overwhelming. Which classes should you pick? Should you take classes online? Keep reading to learn the answer to those questions and more.

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4 Things College Students Should Do the Summer Before Their Senior Year
4 Things College Students Should Do the Summer Before Their Senior Year
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you a college student about to enter your senior year? Do you want to have as smooth and as successful a year as possible? Check out this blog post for tips on what you should do during the summer to set yourself up to flourish this year.

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How Teachers Can Talk to Their Principals About a Lighter Workload
How Teachers Can Talk to Their Principals About a Lighter Workload
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you worried about experiencing teacher burn-out? One way to avoid this is to ask your principal for a lighter workload. This blog post walks you through how to make that request in person.

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The Best Types of Professional Development for Teachers to Complete During the Summer
The Best Types of Professional Development for Teachers to Complete During the Summer
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Professional development, whether you like it or not, is a compulsory part of being a teacher, and it just so happens to be the case that summer is an ideal time to complete certain types of PD. Check out these ideas for which kinds of professional development you can get out of the way this summer.

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These Are the Materials You Need to Have a Successful Study Session
These Are the Materials You Need to Have a Successful Study Session
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Studying isn't something you can do alone in the woods. You need supplies to get your study sesh on. This blog post offers some ideas for what you should have with you while studying (other than the obvious notes and textbooks) to be as productive as possible.

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How to Prep For the Next School Year Without It Taking Over Your Summer Vacation
How to Prep For the Next School Year Without It Taking Over Your Summer Vacation
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Preparing for the next school year is a necessary part of summer vacation, but it doesn't have to be a nuisance that takes over your entire break. Check out this blog post for tips on how not to let your summer prep time bleed into summer chill time.

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How to Use the Summer to Prepare for Starting AP Classes in the Fall
How to Use the Summer to Prepare for Starting AP Classes in the Fall
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you a high school student planning to take AP classes next year? If so, this is the blog post for you. Click through to find out how to best prepare yourself for the academic undertaking to come.

5 Ways to Use National Book Lovers Day to Fight the Summer Slide
5 Ways to Use National Book Lovers Day to Fight the Summer Slide
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

We love books, and we hope you do, too! That's why we're planning to celebrate National Book Lovers Day this year. If you want to do the same, this blog post offers five ideas you can use with your children.

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6 Facts to Share With Your Children For National Women's Equality Day
6 Facts to Share With Your Children For National Women's Equality Day
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Looking for some interesting information to share with your children on National Women's Equality Day? Check out these six fascinating facts about women's achievements and rights that your kids will love.

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College Students: How to Use the Summer to Set Yourself Up for Success Next Year
College Students: How to Use the Summer to Set Yourself Up for Success Next Year
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2019

You can't ask for a do-over for a less-than-stellar college semester, but you can plan to do better next year. Or, maybe you did well and you want to excel even further. This post will show you how to set yourself up for success over the summer.

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Principals: 6 Fixes For When You Start to Miss Being in the Classroom
Principals: 6 Fixes For When You Start to Miss Being in the Classroom
by Whitney Stovall May 2019

You've worked so hard to become a principal, but had no idea you would miss being in the classroom. Here are six fixes to help you cope when you're missing the classroom.

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5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited for Back to School When You Homeschool
5 Ways to Get Your Child Excited for Back to School When You Homeschool
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Is your homeschool child feeling a little lackluster about the fact that the new school year is coming? If so, use these five tips to help stir up a little bit of enthusiasm.

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How Adult Learners Can Find the Time to Earn a GED
How Adult Learners Can Find the Time to Earn a GED
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

If you're an adult working toward earning your GED, you've probably thought, 'I don't have enough time for this.' This blog post is here to show you how to find that time.

How to Use the End of Summer to Ease Into a Homeschool Routine
How to Use the End of Summer to Ease Into a Homeschool Routine
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2019

Transitions are difficult, and there are few more challenging than going back to school after a fun summer vacation. Use the advantage of the flexibility of homeschooling when following these tips and easing into the homeschool routine.

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What to Do When Your Kid is Only Interested in One Thing
What to Do When Your Kid is Only Interested in One Thing
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Check out this blog post for unique ideas about how to get your singularly passionate child to explore other things when he or she has tunnel vision and only cares about one school subject or hobby.

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6 Things to Do if Your Child is Nervous About Starting Their First Year of College
6 Things to Do if Your Child is Nervous About Starting Their First Year of College
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

If you're the parent of a student who will be starting his or her first year of college in the fall, you may already be bearing witness to some serious anxiety. This blog post offers ideas for how to help your child through those feelings.

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4 Reading Comprehension Activities All Students Will Enjoy
4 Reading Comprehension Activities All Students Will Enjoy
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Not everybody loves to read, but everybody does have to do it - not only in the classroom, but in his or her life. Encourage your elementary and middle school students to find the fun in reading comprehension by using these four exciting activities.

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What to Do When Your Study Group Isn't Helping You Succeed on Exams
What to Do When Your Study Group Isn't Helping You Succeed on Exams
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Everybody likes to talk about how great study groups are, and how much help they can be when preparing for an exam, but sometimes they're just... not helpful. This blog post can help you decide what to do if you find yourself in that type of situation.

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5 Math-Related Movies That Your High School Students Will Love
5 Math-Related Movies That Your High School Students Will Love
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you looking for a movie that you can show in your high school mathematics classroom, but having difficulty finding engaging and relevant options? If so, this is the blog post for you.

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6 Facts That Can Help Your Child Learn About Nelson Mandela
6 Facts That Can Help Your Child Learn About Nelson Mandela
by Whitney Stovall May 2019

Nelson Mandela is a global symbol of peace. His story is an opportunity for your child to learn about leadership, sacrifice, and the importance of doing good for others. Keep reading to learn six facts that will make your child want to learn more about the man who changed the world.

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5 Ways Principals Can Get Teachers Excited About Professional Development
5 Ways Principals Can Get Teachers Excited About Professional Development
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

If you're a principal at a K-12 school, you've probably experienced some reluctance from your teaching staff about participating in professional development (PD). This blog post offers five ideas for how you can turn their hesitation into excitement.

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How to Help Your Child Through Test Anxiety
How to Help Your Child Through Test Anxiety
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Have you noticed your child's grades slipping because he or she is overwhelmed with fear and worry before a test? This blog post will teach you how to help your child overcome test anxiety.

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Why Studying in College Should Involve More Than Just Reading
Why Studying in College Should Involve More Than Just Reading
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

If you have a big test coming up in one of your college courses, you're most likely planning to do some reading as part of your studying process. This blog post will tell you how to take your studying to the next level.

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How to Help Your Child See the Pros of Summer School
How to Help Your Child See the Pros of Summer School
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Is your child feeling a little less than excited about having to attend summer school this year? This blog post offers advice on how to help them see the advantages of attending.

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7 Facts You Can Use to Make July Fourth More Educational
7 Facts You Can Use to Make July Fourth More Educational
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you hoping to have a fun and educational Fourth of July celebration with your family this year? This blog post offers interesting July Fourth facts you can share with your kids.

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How to Manage Your Stress During Finals
How to Manage Your Stress During Finals
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Finals week is coming up. Let us guess: you're feeling stressed. Don't worry, you're not alone. This blog post will help you manage those feelings of stress and pressure.

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How Non-Traditional College Students Can Make Earning a Degree a Family Affair
How Non-Traditional College Students Can Make Earning a Degree a Family Affair
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

If you're an adult learner with a family and you're working toward earning your college degree, you might be experiencing a bit of a challenge when it comes to balancing both important aspects of your life. This blog post will show you how to make earning your degree a family affair.

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Starting Your Teaching Career Next Fall? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things Over the Summer
Starting Your Teaching Career Next Fall? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things Over the Summer
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you starting your teaching career this coming school year? This blog post covers the six most important things you'll need to do before you step on campus on your first day.

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Why You Should Take a Practice Test Before You Start Your Test Prep
Why You Should Take a Practice Test Before You Start Your Test Prep
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you a high school student planning to take a big test in the near future? Check out this blog post to find out why you should take a practice test before you start studying.

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8 Facts About Endangered Species to Share with Your Children
8 Facts About Endangered Species to Share with Your Children
by Michelle Baumgartner April 2019

Each year on May 17th, we observe Endangered Species Day to increase awareness of endangered species around the world. Here are eight facts about endangered species you can share with your children to help them understand the threats to biodiversity—and how they can help protect these species.

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6 Tips For Preparing for the ASVAB
6 Tips For Preparing for the ASVAB
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Are you thinking of taking the ASVAB sometime soon? If you are, you'll want to invest some time in preparation so that you can get a good score. This blog post offers six tips for how to do just that.

The Benefits of Completing Your Internship During the Summer
The Benefits of Completing Your Internship During the Summer
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Are you a college student planning on completing an internship before you graduate? This blog post will explain why the summertime is the best time to be an intern. Check it out!

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6 Things You Should Do Now That You've Picked Your College
6 Things You Should Do Now That You've Picked Your College
by Whitney Stovall April 2019

Preparing for college is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a challenging one when trying to decide what to do next. Here are six things you can do to transition into your first year of college successfully.

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The Best Activities For When Your High School Students Need a Brain Break
The Best Activities For When Your High School Students Need a Brain Break
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

As a high school teacher, you've probably noticed your students' tendency to lose focus and mind-wander every so often. Don't worry, they just need a brain break! This blog post shows you how to give them one.

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How to Get Leadership Experience While You're Still a College Student
How to Get Leadership Experience While You're Still a College Student
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Are you interested in cultivating leadership experience while you're in college? This blog post offers helpful suggestions for how you can find opportunities both on and around campus.

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5 Ways to Get Your Students to Stop Groaning When You Assign an Essay
5 Ways to Get Your Students to Stop Groaning When You Assign an Essay
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Do your students scream in terror every time they so much as hear the word 'essay?' This blog post offers five actionable tips for how you can get your students to stop being afraid of the e-word.

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How to Mentally Prepare Your Kids for a Summer That Will Include Learning
How to Mentally Prepare Your Kids for a Summer That Will Include Learning
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Telling your children that their summer is going to be a little bit more structured and include a few more more learning experiences than those of some of their peers can be a difficult process. Here are our tips for how to navigate this conversation successfully.

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7 Ways to End the School Year on a High Note
7 Ways to End the School Year on a High Note
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

The school year is coming to an end. This is a bittersweet time, and one that doesn't exactly lend itself to an academically rigorous school day. Instead, consider one of these seven options for a fun way to end the year on a high note.

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What to Do When Your Child's Test Prep Isn't Going as Planned
What to Do When Your Child's Test Prep Isn't Going as Planned
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Is your child in the midst of a grueling test prep process? If you're worried about how to handle the many possible issues that can come up and throw the process off, this blog post is for you.

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5 Activities That Can Make Your ACT Prep More Fun
5 Activities That Can Make Your ACT Prep More Fun
by Michelle Baumgartner April 2019

With the ACT assessments looming in your future, you may find the prospect of ACT prep a daunting one. You understand how important the ACT can be for your college choice—but the prep sounds deadly dull. Try these five activities that can make your ACT prep more fun and effective.

Worried About the ACT? Use These 4 Tips to Calm Your Exam Nerves
Worried About the ACT? Use These 4 Tips to Calm Your Exam Nerves
by Whitney Stovall April 2019

College is hard enough, but the ACT test is just plain mean. Whether you have yet to take the test or plan to take it again, it can be an unnerving experience. But it doesn't have to be. Learn four techniques to calm your nerves and transform your anxiety before the ACT.

8 Stats All College Students Should Know Before Joining the Workforce
8 Stats All College Students Should Know Before Joining the Workforce
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

If you're about to join the workforce, it's worth your time to do a bit of research about what you're getting yourself into. This blog post covers the most important information you need to know.

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5 Tips For Bringing Cooperative Learning Into Your Classroom
5 Tips For Bringing Cooperative Learning Into Your Classroom
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Have you heard of cooperative learning? Are you curious about how it could work in your own high school classroom? This blog post offers five tips for making your first cooperative learning attempt a smooth one.

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What to Do if Students Aren't Responding Well to Your Lesson Plans
What to Do if Students Aren't Responding Well to Your Lesson Plans
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

If your K-12 students aren't having the intended response to your lesson plans, this blog post will help you figure out how to handle the situation in three simple steps.

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7 Things You Need to Consider Before Deciding on a College
7 Things You Need to Consider Before Deciding on a College
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Having a hard time choosing which college to attend? We get it. It's a big choice! To help you through the decision-making process, check out this blog post, which offers seven considerations you should think about.

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6 Signs You Were Meant to Be a Teacher
6 Signs You Were Meant to Be a Teacher
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Have you always wondered if you might have what it takes to become a teacher? It sounds like an interesting job, but is it the job for you? This blog post will help you figure out the answer to that question.

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How to Show Your Child's Teacher That They're Appreciated
How to Show Your Child's Teacher That They're Appreciated
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Are you looking for ways to make your child's teacher feel appreciated this Thank a Teacher Day? If so, this is the blog post for you. Check out our unique ideas!

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5 Signs That Your Child Is Involved in Too Many Activities - And What to Do About It
5 Signs That Your Child Is Involved in Too Many Activities - And What to Do About It
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Do you suspect that your school-age child might just have too many after-school activity commitments? Here's how you can know - and what you should do about it.

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7 Women You Should Teach Your Children About
7 Women You Should Teach Your Children About
by Whitney Stovall April 2019

Where the women go, the culture goes! Women throughout history have broken barriers and set the tone for future generations. Use this article as an opportunity to teach your child about seven women who have made their mark on the world.

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Take Advantage of the Spring Weather With These Family Learning Activities
Take Advantage of the Spring Weather With These Family Learning Activities
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Spring has officially sprung! Take advantage of the rising temperatures and fresh new plant life by getting outside with your family and trying out some of these fun learning activities.

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5 Things Teachers Should Do to Celebrate Thank a Teacher Day
5 Things Teachers Should Do to Celebrate Thank a Teacher Day
by Whitney Stovall March 2019

Most teachers are great at showering their students with perks and praise, but struggle to do it for themselves. It's time for a change! Thank a Teacher Day is not only a chance for students to show their gratitude, but also an opportunity for teachers to celebrate their journey as an educator.

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4 Educators Share April Fools' Pranks From Students
4 Educators Share April Fools' Pranks From Students
by Jessica Lyons March 2019

It can be hard to resist trying to pull a prank on April Fools' Day, even if you're a student attending classes that day. Keep reading to find out pranks students have pulled.

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How to Help Your Child See That Homeschooling Will Be Good For Them
How to Help Your Child See That Homeschooling Will Be Good For Them
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Is your child about to start homeschooling for the first time? Are you in need of guidance as to how to talk to them about the positive aspects of this change? This blog post will help.

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5 Reasons to Consider Taking College Courses This Summer
5 Reasons to Consider Taking College Courses This Summer
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Have you thought about taking college courses over this coming summer? This blog post will give you five reasons why you should seriously consider it.

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Feeling Stressed About Paying For College? These 5 Tips Can Help
Feeling Stressed About Paying For College? These 5 Tips Can Help
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Paying for college can be a major stressor, and for good reason. If you're concerned about how you'll pay for your college education, this is the blog post for you.

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You Don't Want to Go to Any of the Colleges That Accepted You - Now What?
You Don't Want to Go to Any of the Colleges That Accepted You - Now What?
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Have you recently found out that you didn't get into any of your colleges of choice? Are you feeling blase about the schools that you did get into? This blog post offers actionable choices for your next steps.

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How to Celebrate World Book Day, Even if You Don't Teach English
How to Celebrate World Book Day, Even if You Don't Teach English
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Do you want to celebrate World Book Day in your classroom this April 23rd? Whether you teach science, history, math, or something else, this blog post offers some engaging options for you!

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6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Elementary Classrooms
6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Elementary Classrooms
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Happy Earth Day! If you want to celebrate our home planet in your elementary school classroom this year, this blog post offers six fun, creative ideas you can use.

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How Important Is An SAT Score?
How Important Is An SAT Score?
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

If you're applying to colleges, you're probably at least somewhat stressed out about taking the SAT. But is your stress justified? This blog post will let you know just how important your SAT score really is in the college admissions process.

Parents: Want to Encourage Your Young Writer At Home? Here's How!
Parents: Want to Encourage Your Young Writer At Home? Here's How!
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Is your child interested in writing, whether it be just for fun or as a potential career? If so, check out this blog post for ideas about how you can encourage him or her at home.

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5 Lesson Plans That Help Support Young Writers
5 Lesson Plans That Help Support Young Writers
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Do you want to support the young writers in your classroom on this year's Encourage a Young Writer Day? If so, check out these five highly effective lesson plan options.

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6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Prepare for the SAT
6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Prepare for the SAT
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Is your child planning to take the SAT in the coming months? Here's how you can help them to be as ready as possible for this all-important academic challenge.

Taking the SAT? Avoid These Common Mistakes!
Taking the SAT? Avoid These Common Mistakes!
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Are you taking the SAT soon and feeling nervous about the score you'll get? Make sure that you get the best possible results by avoiding these common test-taking mistakes that are all too easy to make.

New Teachers: How to Shine During Your First Parent-Teacher Conferences
New Teachers: How to Shine During Your First Parent-Teacher Conferences
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Are you a first-year teacher feeling a bit nervous about your first parent-teacher conferences? This blog is chock-full of tips you can use to make sure they go as smoothly as possible.

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How to Help Your Homeschool Child Transition to College
How to Help Your Homeschool Child Transition to College
by Daisy Rogozinsky October 2019

Are you concerned that your homeschool child might have a difficult time transitioning into college? Don't be! This blog post will help make sure your student is as prepared as possible.

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Alternatives to Traditional Field Trips That Are Just As Engaging
Alternatives to Traditional Field Trips That Are Just As Engaging
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Do you want to take your students on a field trip but it's just not an option available to you right now? This blog post offers alternative ideas that will be just as interesting!

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What to Do If You Didn't Get Into Your First Choice College
What to Do If You Didn't Get Into Your First Choice College
by Whitney Stovall March 2019

College readiness courses are a must for most high schools, with students selecting their top university picks as early as the ninth grade. For students who haven't been accepted by their first-choice colleges, the rejection, while initially devastating, may actually be an opportunity in disguise.

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What to Do When Some Students Dominate Classroom Discussions
What to Do When Some Students Dominate Classroom Discussions
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Have you found that several students are dominating your classroom discussions to the extent that it's becoming a problem? This blog post provides the solutions you need.

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Selected a College Already? It's Not Too Late to Make Earning a Degree More Affordable
Selected a College Already? It's Not Too Late to Make Earning a Degree More Affordable
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Are you worried about how you're going to afford to pay your college tuition? Here are a few options for how you can make your degree program more affordable.

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5 Tips for Flipping Your Classroom
5 Tips for Flipping Your Classroom
by Whitney Stovall March 2019

The flipped classroom is becoming more common; still, it may be difficult to transition from the classic to this more cutting-edge approach. These five simple steps will help you get started, or take your flipped classroom to the next level.

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