For Learning Liftoff, 2016 was an exciting year! We partnered with knowledge experts and renowned authors in education, interviewed celebrities involved with online learning and education, celebrated the first annual National Online Learning Day, and featured students who have excelled and achieved remarkable accomplishments.

We’ve taken a look at which articles were the most popular and well-received by our readers, and we are happy to present Learning Liftoff’s Best of 2016!

School Transitions

5 Back-to-School Tips Parents Need to Know
Published:
July 15, 2016
Author: Angela Guzman

These tips are not just for back-to-school! From organization to getting into routines, students and parents can both benefit from following these words of advice.

 

Direct from Teachers: 10 School Supplies to Avoid
Published: August 5, 2016
Author: Letise Dennis

We spoke with teachers, and here are some school supplies they wish parents would avoid purchasing. As you may be starting to replenish dwindling supplies this time of year, take another look at this list!

 

5 Signs Your Child Might Need to Change Schools
Published: May 10, 2016
Author: Learning Liftoff Staff

Do you think it may be time to switch schools or consider another option? Here are some signs to look for that may indicate it’s time to begin considering if another school could be a better fit.

 

7 Ways to Make Changing Schools Mid-Year a Positive Experience
Published: January 20, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Street

Often, a mid-year school change is unavoidable. With a little preparation and some thoughtful discussions, these transitions don’t have to be a negative experience for kids.

 

Parenting Tips

Save Time7 Proven Tips to Save Time in Your Kids’ Morning Routine
Published: March 1, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Street

Mornings are frequently the busiest time of day for parents. These seven tips will help you save valuable time and perhaps even make your morning routines more enjoyable.

 

parental involvement7 Ways to Be Involved in Your Child’s Education
Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Learning Liftoff Staff

Parental involvement is one of the biggest factors in a child’s academic success. Here are seven ways to engage and play a more active role in your child’s education.

 

Practice Positive ParentingHow to Practice Positive Parenting
Published: June 14, 2016
Author: Angela Guzman

We interviewed parenting expert and author Rebecca Eanes. Her book Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide is centered on building real relationships with your children and creating for them a memorable childhood.

 

Student Concerns

Successful Student Habits6 Successful Student Habits to Develop in Your Child
Published: July 5, 2016
Author: Letise Dennis

It’s easy to get lazy in healthy habits, especially after long breaks in regular schedules and routines. Making and maintaining these six habits is an important foundation for academic achievement.

 

ADHD7 Practical Ways to Maximize an ADHD Child’s Potential
Published: January 13, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Street

Children who have ADHD or ADD have a number of beneficial traits that can contribute to their success. Keeping that in mind, here are some strategies that can be helpful for children with ADHD.

 

Simple Acts of Kindness31 Simple Acts of Kindness: Saying No to Bullying
Published: September 29, 2016
Author: Letise Dennis

In October, for National Bullying Prevention Month, we challenged ourselves and our readers to participate in 31 Simple Acts of Kindness. Using our downloadable calendar, you can still continue to help fight bullying through these daily simple acts of kindness.

 

Dalton Rapattoni Proves How to ‘Get Better at Being’ Bipolar
Published: May 31, 2016
Author: Letise Dennis

American Idol finalist Dalton Rapattoni was kind enough to share with Learning Liftoff some words of insight and encouragement based on his experience as an online student with bipolar.

 

Online Learning

Online StudentA Day in the Life of an Online Student
Published: April 22, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Street

For those unfamiliar with online learning, this article features what typical school days look like for three different online students. You can also visit K12’s A Day in the Life website for more in-depth stories and videos.

 

Online TeacherA Day in the Life of an Online Teacher
Published: February 19, 2016
Author: Miriam Conner

If you’re unsure what it’s like to be an online teacher (or an online student), an online high school teacher describes her typical day and answers questions she often receives.

 

Online Student StereotypesWhy the Online Student Stereotypes Are Wrong
Published: August 25, 2016
Author: Letise Dennis

So many stereotypes exist when it comes to online students, but here is a personal explanation of why these online student stereotypes have it all wrong.

 

Just for Fun

Summer Reading ListBooks Your Children Will Love: Summer Reading List 2016
Published: June 10, 2016
Author: Angela Guzman

This summer reading list features books for all age groups perfect for preventing summer learning loss, but they can be read all year round! Has your child read any of these favorites?

 

Child Grow Up QuizQuiz: What Will Your Child Grow Up to Be?
Published: October 20, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Street

While your child’s future is still an open book, take this fun quiz to see what career is predicted for your child based on certain indicators!

 

Inspirational Quotes MomFunny and Inspirational Quotes About Being a Mom
Published: May 5, 2016
Author: Elizabeth Street

Day-to-day challenges of being a mom can be overwhelming. Take a moment to be encouraged by these inspirational quotes about being a mom.

 


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