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Top 5 Benefits of Enrolling Early in an Online School

Top 5 Benefits of Enrolling Early in an Online School

When it comes to enrolling in online schooling, the old adage that the early bird gets the worm is especially true. While it may feel far off now, the next school year will begin, bringing with it stressful decisions about where to enroll based on your child’s needs. In addition to avoiding that last-minute stress,…
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15 Incredible Experiences You Won’t Find in a Traditional Classroom

15 Incredible Experiences You Won’t Find in a Traditional Classroom

The opportunity for online education at home offers incredible learning experiences that you may not find in a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom.  Here are fifteen experiences that families with Stride K12 tell us are what they value as unique to their child’s online education experience. 1) Free movement during class The theory behind kinesthetic learning is…
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9 Surefire Signs that Going Back to the Old Normal Is the Wrong Move for Your Child's Education

9 Surefire Signs that Going Back to the Old Normal Is the Wrong Move for Your Child's Education

Over the course of the last year, it has become clear that going back to “normal” in a post-pandemic world isn’t going to happen any time soon. Instead, there will be a new normal—one that is difficult to prepare for without the help of a crystal ball. While change can be scary at first, many…
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The COVID Slide: A Deeper Look into the Pandemic’s Effects on Students

The COVID Slide: A Deeper Look into the Pandemic’s Effects on Students

We have passed the one year mark since the Coronavirus pandemic spread to the United States resulting in nationwide safety and stay-at-home measures. And though trends are currently moving in a promising direction, the pandemic’s long-term impacts are still unknown. For students specifically, shifts in education have led to a slew of challenges, including learning…
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How Incorporating Mindfulness Could Improve Your Parenting Skills

How Incorporating Mindfulness Could Improve Your Parenting Skills

There’s a reason that the popularity of apps that help people practice mindfulness has skyrocketed in recent years. According to the American Psychology Association, the 2,600-year-old practices of mindfulness and meditation can reduce stress, increase working memory, and decrease emotional reactivity, and in a stressful world, mindfulness offers a welcome respite. Being a mindful parent, which…
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How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s natural to feel anxious about the covid-19 pandemic. School closures, home quarantines, social distancing, and grim media reports can be confusing and frightening for children. Here are some tips on how talk to kids in each age range and how to address their specific concerns.

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