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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 homeschool teacher. And while this is overwhelming and seemingly impossible at times, we’re all going to get [...]

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 thinking, “Increased?! You were pretty intense before!”) Here’s why. While convicted to create a smaller, more personal learning environment for middle [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:07:17-05:00September 28th, 2019|Middle School, Teaching|

What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything

We spend a great deal of time telling you the how and why or our teaching, what inspires us, and how we hope to inspire our students. Now, we’d like to take a few minutes to talk about the range [...]

Making It Stick Part III: How To Get Teachers and Parents Off Your Back And On Your Side

In 2018, we’re launching a new learning-to-learn curriculum, based on the latest research from educational and clinical psychologists and on how we learn best, as well as over eighteen years of experience creating personalized learning solutions for kids. We’d love [...]

Making It Stick Part II: What We’ve Been Getting Wrong About Learning

n 2018, we’re launching a new learning-to-learn curriculum, based on the latest research from educational and clinical psychologists and on how we learn best, as well as over eighteen years of experience creating personalized learning solutions for kids. This 3-month [...]

How To Enjoy The Game Without Knowing The Rules: Mentorship Matters

The first time I saw a baseball game, I sat shoulder-to-shoulder with my grandfather on my parents’ couch, while men on TV swung bats and trotted back and forth, over grass and patches of dirt. My grandfather’s hands were folded [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:49:37-05:00October 25th, 2017|Personalized Learning, Teaching|
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