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The Importance of Kindergarten

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Every year, in the United States the 21st of April is the official celebration date of National Kindergarten Day. Why April 21 you ask? Well, it is the birthday of the German educator Friedrich Fröbel, who founded the first play and activity institute called kindergarten in 1837. (Kindergarten’s actually a mid-19th century German word literally […]

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Cyberbullying: The Ugly Truth

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Cyberbullying is an undeniable truth, defined as the use of electronic communication (social media platforms, websites, apps, texts) to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature with the intention of hurting or harming another person.  Cyberbullying is even more damaging than face-to-face bullying since it can happen anytime, anywhere, […]

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Partner Spotlight: Groza Learning Center

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As an experienced education partner, Laurel Springs recognizes that when it comes to learning options, one size does not fit all. Whether our partners want a comprehensive education program or to augment their curriculum with a few select courses, we help them find the best solution to suit their specific needs and student populations. This additional […]

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Tips For Mid Year Homeschool Transition

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Here’s the good news, mid-year is the perfect time to transition to homeschool! Whether you’re considering transitioning due to the current pandemic, your child is falling behind, not being challenged, struggling with on-line learning, has learning differences, or any other justification, here are tips that will help make the shift more manageable. Deciding to homeschool […]

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How to Build Successful Learning Pods

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What is a Learning Pod? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts across the country are continuing with remote learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents worry that their children are not advancing academically or socially since they lack in-person teaching and are isolated from their friends. Learning pods to the rescue!  A learning pod […]

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Tips on How to Reduce Homework Distractions

Tips on How to Reduce Homework Distractions

In a time of digital media, a world of distractions is at your fingertips so, minimizing as many distractions as possible will help get homework off your to-do list quicker and more efficiently.   Here are a few tricks to help get you started. Cultivating the Perfect Environment: In order to save memory for more important […]

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The MicroSchool Phenomenon

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The word “microschool” or “minischool” may sound like a new concept given that most of us are accustomed to the large scale schooling system. However, the idea is not as foreign as one might think. In fact, microschools have been around for centuries! While their demand began to decline when the modern “large-scale” school system […]

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Is too much screen time damaging your child’s eyes?

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Due to online learning students will be spending a lot more time on their devices consequently, excessive screen time can damage their eyes.  Dr. Bahareh Golbahar, an optometrist shared her helpful tips with LA Mommies about lessening children’s eye strain:   7 Tips for Reducing Eye Strain: 1. The screen should be as far away as possible. Arm’s length or beyond […]

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Learning Pods and Homeschool to Facilitate Education

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Creating “Learning Pods” to Facilitate Educational Instruction During COVID-19 Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer told school district leaders they must prepare for the possibility that students would need to continue learning remotely 100% of the time at the start of the school year. Research Shows Students Falling Months Behind During Virus […]

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