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What To Do With a Smart Teen Who Is Coasting

experiential learning, motivating teens

Parents are rightly concerned when they see that their teens are not challenged or engaged in their education. Teens who coast through high school can’t build the foundation they need to be successful later. If teens are doing well enough to get by but is not living up to their full potential, they’re not getting what they need.

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Why Invest in a Private School Education?

parents and education

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make, and the options are numerous. It seems that choices have multiplied in recent years – public, private, charter, secular, religious, independent, magnet. While it may look like there is an abundance of possibilities, the first decision to make is public vs. private. There are pros and cons to both types of education, but let's look at some of the benefits to private schooling.

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Will Lifelong Learning Be Their Path to The Future?

student-centered learning, careers of the future

Lifelong learning is a buzzword in 21st century education. And for good reason. Becoming a seeker of lifelong learning is critical in today’s fast-changing world. Learning is not only a matter of absorbing information but a process of developing many other internal skills, like curiosity, perseverance, and the ability to tackle tough challenges.”  Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Roots of Action

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Why Your Teen Struggles to Find a Secure Identity

parents, adolescent development

Think back to your child's toddler years. Toddlers are extremely curious, eager to test boundaries, developing personalities and discovering preferences. Parents learn to balance the joy of watching a young child grow as an individual with the challenge of setting limits and managing emotional outburst. What do toddlers have to do with your teen? 

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What is The Value of Failure?

student-centered learning, grit

Early educational reformer John Dewey said it best: "Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from failures as from successes.”

Failure is not a bad thing; instead, it is a certain and unavoidable part of learning. When used constructively in a safe environment, failure can be a master teacher. Students who are not successful can benefit from feedback and learn how to get better.  

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