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We often hear from parents that traditional schooling doesn't prepare children well for the current economy. This blog post takes a look at how online school helps build entrepreneurial students and prepares them to build a successful and meaningful life-long career.

10 Sep

Teaching Digital Literacy: Preparing Students for Entrepreneurship

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I was once in a college literature class where the professor confidently said, “I assume we are all of Judeo-Christian background here, so…” She then went on to apply this filter to the analysis of the stories and poems we had recently read, and she was coming up with interpretations that differed from my own. Do you think I raised my hand to let her know that her assumption meant I was left in the dark about all the analogies she was now using to teach me? Today I would have, but not then. Raised in a militant-atheist household, I had only started learning about various religions, and I felt instantly stupid. In retrospect, I probably had something unique to contribute, especially in interpreting the works by authors who were also not of Judeo-Christian backgrounds. Instead, I struggled silently, and this was just another case where a teacher was telling students what to think.

10 Sep

Careful Questioning: Nurture Student Voice and Unlimited Learning

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Music is a passion that is often realized when a person is extremely young. Parents who allow their children to embrace music as a child, encourage them to take lessons and pursue their goals. Children with exceptional talent and a love of classical music, often aspire to being first chair in an orchestra. In rare cases, when their talent is honed early on, the choice may have to be made as to what best serves their needs.

10 Sep

What it Take to Make First Chair: 4 Benefits for the Scholar Musician

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John dreaded writing his research paper on local history. He read a few encyclopedia entries at the library, checked out a few books and wrote his paper writing as many of the facts he could logically fit in, in an organized and very readable format. The truth? John's paper was boring to write and boring to read.

10 Sep

5 Tips to Become a Master Writer: An Online School Student's Quest to Write a Stellar Paper

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We are seeing education across all grade levels take to the Internet, and for good reason. There are a lot of tried and true benefits to learning in an online environment. When students learn online, they are exposed to learning in the digital age. For those entering the workforce, chances are they are going to have to know how to communicate effectively online with people around the world. Going through an online education program in high school and beyond will teach the skills necessary to succeed from a rhetorical standpoint.

10 Sep

3 Ways Online High School Builds Empathy

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While entrepreneurship is indeed booming in certain areas of the United States, especially in tech hubs like San Francisco, Miami, Austin, and Boston, there is still a distinct lack of entrepreneurship and leadership classes and teaching methods in most schools. When newspapers relate test scores to the success of the school, there's little school leaders and teachers can do to boost students' entrepreneurial skills.

10 Sep

How Teacher Mentors Build Entrepreneurial Students

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We have had several decades of reassessment about the best approaches to educating our children. New technologies have delivered a plethora of options and abilities that that have given parents new options for educating their children. We have been offered the unique opportunity to become educated as global citizen's in today's quickly changing landscape, which requires this cross-cultural reality check.

10 Sep

Building the Global Citizen in Online School

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It takes hard work to become a professional surfer; you already know that. Your dedication to excelling at the sport can cost you a lot in terms of your personal life. It doesn’t have to, though. If you’re working on getting sponsored, you can still do all the stuff that other kids your age are doing, including attending and graduating from high school. In fact, you can get a better education.

10 Sep

3 Reasons Online School Helps Surfers Get Sponsored

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Expression and communication are key components of any education and these tips will help you to create an awesome video to help you communicate through the lens of our digital culture. One of the many perks of online school and a personalized learning curriculum.

09 Sep

Student Productivity 106: Digital Literacy and 5 Steps to Make Viral Video

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n today's digital world, part of this system involves learning the little tools and tricks native to online web applications, as well as the traditional methods of time management and effective communication with peers. These management tips for online students are well suited to help any student participating in a personalized learning program develop the skills necessary to succeed.

09 Sep

Student Productivity 104: 5 Project Management Tips for Online Students

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