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Unsurprisingly, learning takes on different forms for different students. From elementary school to high school, and struggling to striving, learning is a complicated process. Luckily, education researchers, policymakers, and administrators may be able to help illuminate the subject.

Is YouTube For Kids?: The Pros and Cons of Kids on YouTube

Kids of all ages love YouTube. YouTube has become a stronghold in kids’ lives, whether it be for free school help, entertainment, or tutorial videos, but YouTube safety for kids is a complicated issue. The freedom for kids to video-surf on YouTube comes with stellar benefits, and likewise, some risk of harm. So, what kind of relationship would you like your child to have with the online video platform?

Education Systems: What can we learn from schooling success abroad? (PART 2)

American schools are home to some of the most well-learned students, and qualified teachers in the world. However, countries like Finland, Denmark, and Sweden outrank the United States in education every year. What programs and practices does Finland, Denmark, and Sweden employ to reach the massive success they do? And which might be transferable here to American Schools?

Students reading in class within Korean school system.

What Can We Learn from Excellent School Systems Abroad? (PART 1)

American schooling has proven itself for the past 50 years. However, in a lot of ways, education has changed very little. What bold new innovations could we take on? Our inspiration(s) will likely lie abroad. This week, we’ll check out Canada and South Korea.

Teacher demonstrates the need to read critically and recognize misinformation for student online.

The #1 Best Way to Recognize Misinformation is to Read Critically

“You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.”  We’ve all heard it before, but it’s easier said than done.  Our youngest have arguably the best internet savvy, but how do we equip them with the tools to keep up with the world-happenings while evaluating what they read critically?

Young student suffering from the "COVID slide" crying.

The “COVID Slide,” A Learning Loss Epidemic

For better or worse, school has changed— a lot. Many students report having experienced a disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic. For some students, that disruption came as schools initially closing last year, for others, it was the struggle of keeping up online. There’s no shortage of reasons why students may have struggled this past year, but if the effects continue to linger you may have a case of the “COVID Slide” on your hands. So, how can we diagnose the COVID Slide? More importantly, how do we treat it?

Family working away on kitchen learning activities.

Unforgettable Kitchen Learning Activities & Cooking Lessons 4 Ways

The kitchen has long been the setting of cherished memories with family. Whether it’s cooking for the holidays, or a fun afternoon spent baking, time spent cooking together is a time-honored parent-child bonding experience. So, when is a kitchen a classroom?

learning pods with students

The Truth About Learning Pods: What are they? Are they Worth it?

Learning pods have become the talk of parents across the country. But, what, exactly, is a pod? And should your child join one? The decision, not unlike the choice between hybrid or remote learning at school, is highly personal. Consequently, it pays to weigh the pros and cons of learning pods before opting-in or out of one. Here’s a short list of things you’ll want to consider.

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