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Why it’s Important to Worry About Yourself
Why it’s Important to Worry About Yourself
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Organization & Study Skills Learning How to Learn

Why it’s Important to Worry About Yourself

With today’s announcement making the temporary closure of schools in Minnesota permanent for the remainder of the school year, you...
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Three Cs for Success in Schooling from Home
Three Cs for Success in Schooling from Home
Teaching Stress & Anxiety Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

Three Cs for Success in Schooling from Home

Last week almost every parent in Minnesota, and across the United States, was thrust into a new and unfamiliar role… that of a hom...
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Our Response to COVID-19
Our Response to COVID-19
News and Information

Our Response to COVID-19

At Yellow Parachute Learning Partners we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. While so much has changed in our everyday l...
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Setting Aside Our Experiences to Help our Kids
Setting Aside Our Experiences to Help our Kids
Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn Parenting

Setting Aside Our Experiences to Help our Kids

Cara Thorpe, founder and CEO of Yellow Parachute Learning Partners, is here again with answers about personalized learning. Learn ...
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Personalized Learning in Real Life
Personalized Learning in Real Life
Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn

Personalized Learning in Real Life

Cara Thorpe, founder and CEO of Yellow Parachute Learning Partners, is here with answers about personalized learning – an angst-fi...
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Just give me a routine I can break
Just give me a routine I can break
Organization & Study Skills Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Executive Functioning Skills

Just give me a routine I can break

Just give me a routine I can break! Perhaps by this time in the school year I’ve repeated, “We will NOT have a morning like this a...
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Growing Growth Mindset is Fussy Work
Growing Growth Mindset is Fussy Work
Learning How to Learn Teaching Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery

Growing Growth Mindset is Fussy Work

What do kids and cacti have in common? Besides both seriously soft and perfectly prickly sides? I’ll explain, borrowing from an ea...
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Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame
Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery ADHD Stress & Anxiety

Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame

As a recovering perfectionist, I am keenly aware of times when shame has clouded my perception, especially when I have felt critic...
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nev·er·the·less
nev·er·the·less
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Organization & Study Skills Learning How to Learn

nev·er·the·less

nev·er·the·less/ˌnevərT͟Həˈles/adverb in spite of that; notwithstanding; all the same. however.An example of nevertheless is conti...
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The opening of YPA, our learning center for middle schoolers
The opening of YPA, our learning center for middle schoolers
Teaching Middle School

The opening of YPA, our learning center for middle schoolers

Opening Yellow Parachute Academy in September has increased my ambition to create school change for our young people. (You’re thin...
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Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Stress & Anxiety

Neuroplasticity

Photo: Neural Plasticity: 4 Steps to Change Your Brain & Habits Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in negative patterns with your ...
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Surviving? Our kids ought to be thriving in school.
Surviving? Our kids ought to be thriving in school.
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills Learning How to Learn

Surviving? Our kids ought to be thriving in school.

Do you argue about the same school-related problems every evening? See tears or anger that you don’t understand? Feel like you hav...
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The Coalescence of Passion in the Pursuit of Purpose
The Coalescence of Passion in the Pursuit of Purpose
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery

The Coalescence of Passion in the Pursuit of Purpose

If you would have told me last June that I would be opening the doors of a small private middle school in September, I would have ...
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How to have faith in the first few steps
How to have faith in the first few steps
Teaching Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn

How to have faith in the first few steps

I remember when my kids took their first steps. They first learned to stand on two feet, then, slowly, how to put one unsteady foo...
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How “letting go” in the right way can help your kids flourish
How “letting go” in the right way can help your kids flourish
Parenting Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery

How “letting go” in the right way can help your kids flourish

“Say it, Mom,” she whisper-coached. “I am good enough.” My daughter pressed her hand into mine, her forehead to my temple. “I am g...
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