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...
The “it was never a dress” image is something that has always resonated with me… but during my family’s adventures with distance learning, it’s resonated with me in a way you might not expect...
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If you know anything about our family, you may know we spend A LOT of time shuttling our kids to and from their various sports practices. That’s why Wednesday night’s announcement that youth sports would be put on “pause” for the next four weeks throughout the state of Minnesota was devastating.
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 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 [...]
These are strange times. The sudden conversion from a school environment to distance learning has thrown families a HUGE curveball, and it's something we all are continuing to deal with. On the other hand, things have remained relatively unchanged when [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
Last week almost every parent in Minnesota, and across the United States, was thrust into a new and unfamiliar role… that of a homeschool teacher. And while this is overwhelming and seemingly impossible at times, we’re all going to get [...]