The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 2

By |2020-11-24T08:57:24-06:00November 5th, 2020|Executive Functioning Skills, Learning How To Learn, Parent Resources, Parenting, Personalized Learning|

Last week, after sharing the painful realization that my son cannot pay meaningful attention during his online Physics X class, I promised to follow up with some tips for simple ways we help our kids practice paying attention.  In their [...]

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 1

By |2020-11-10T12:51:26-06:00October 29th, 2020|Executive Functioning Skills, Learning How To Learn, Parenting, Personalized Learning|

The other day I listened in on my son’s Physics X class, which sets 9th graders up for a full year of physics in one semester and chemistry the next. Taught in a 2-hour block, it's a rigorous class with [...]

The Indian Education Program

By |2020-10-23T09:31:15-05:00October 8th, 2020|Distance Learning, Elementary School, High School, Learning How To Learn, Math, Middle School, News and Information, Personalized Learning, Reading & Literacy|

Yellow Parachute proudly partners with the Anoka-Hennepin School District by providing tutoring services to students enrolled in the Indian Education Program. The program, which has been around since debuting in the 1973-74 school year, focuses specifically on the educational needs [...]

Pulling Back the Curtain – The Student Connector

By |2020-10-02T12:56:54-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Personalized Learning|

Last week we wrote about “getting what you need.” Working with that same theme, this week we’re going to focus on Yellow Parachute Learning Partners’ Student Connector, Jenny McKeand. Everything Jenny does for Yellow Parachute, from hiring and onboarding Learning [...]

How do I know what I need, and how can I get it?

By |2020-09-23T16:05:30-05:00September 18th, 2020|Distance Learning, Executive Functioning Skills, Learning How To Learn, Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery, Organization & Study Skills, Personalized Learning|

We’re in the early days of the 2020-2021 school year, and many of us are settling into our routines. Others are struggling to get into the school year groove after a six month hiatus from the traditional school setting. And [...]

Flat is the New Fabulous… Except Here.

By |2020-09-03T11:38:05-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Distance Learning, Organization & Study Skills, Personalized Learning, Stress & Anxiety|

We’re living in a strange, new world when it comes to what back-to-school looks this fall.  Masks. Social distancing. Hybrid model. Distance learning. COVID. These are all terms that weren’t part of my vocabulary, much less my daily life and [...]

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