It’s a New Year, and we have a chance to set the tone that will get - and keep - us motivated. I’m going to share a few tips for how you can help the students in your life get and stay motivated...
It’s here. We’ve made it to winter break! After working through ALL of the learning options this fall (classroom, hybrid and distance) I know so many families, including my own, who are looking forward to taking a few well-earned days off from school...
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 [...]
On Tuesday, we had an amazing first day at Yellow Parachute Academy. What started last year as a unique new option for middle school students, Yellow Parachute Academy has grown to accommodate learners in grades K - 12 this year. [...]
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 [...]
For the past few weeks I’ve been hearing from a lot of my parent-friends who have concerns about what school will look like in the fall. In this blog, I’ve been working to address those concerns by talking about Yellow [...]
Last month we conducted an informal poll on the Yellow Parachute Learning Partners Facebook page where we asked parents what was the bigger struggle of distance learning: work completion or juggling multiple schedules. Of the 88 votes we received, 45% [...]
"We are not winning at distance learning today. The youngest is already back in bed. He was so crabby he refused to do his school work... even with help from us!" This is a text one of my team members [...]
Routine (noun) rü-ˌtēn. A regular course of procedure. Habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure. This is how Merriam-Webster defines "routine." It sounds easy enough, but if you're struggling to find your groove as we all work to accept [...]
As parents, there is so much on our plates these days. We're hands-on parenting 24-7. We're working from home. We're helping our kiddos with distance learning. We're trying to keep our cool with the loved ones in our household whom [...]