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Mission Statement

To share the stories, philosophies, and resources that inform our unique approach to tutoring, to empower ourselves and our community in individualized learning, and to uplift families, educators, and students.
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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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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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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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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What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
Teaching Stress & Anxiety Reading & Literacy Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills Middle School Math Learning How to Learn Test Prep College Search Process High School Executive Functioning Skills Essays & Writing Elementary School ADHD

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 studen...
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Making It Stick Part III: How To Get Teachers and Parents Off Your Back And On Your Side
Making It Stick Part III: How To Get Teachers and Parents Off Your Back And On Your Side
Teaching Stress & Anxiety Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

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 psychologi...
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Making It Stick Part II: What We’ve Been Getting Wrong About Learning
Making It Stick Part II: What We’ve Been Getting Wrong About Learning
Teaching Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills Executive Functioning Skills

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

In 2018, we’re launching a new learning-to-learn curriculum, based on the latest research from educational and clinical psychologi...
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Mind-Body Hacks For Happier Kids
Mind-Body Hacks For Happier Kids
Parenting Teaching

Mind-Body Hacks For Happier Kids

Kathy Flaminio is a social worker, certified yoga instructor, researcher, and witness to the power of mindful movement to transfor...
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How To Enjoy The Game Without Knowing The Rules: Mentorship Matters
How To Enjoy The Game Without Knowing The Rules: Mentorship Matters
Teaching Personalized Learning

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 b...
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Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy
Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy
Teaching Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills Learning How to Learn ADHD Executive Functioning Skills

Don’t Try Harder, Try Differently: Tackling Learning Challenges With Judy Bandy

It’s not easy to recognize learning disabilities in our kids. To the untrained eye, disorders like ADD or ADHD might look like laz...
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Can You Teach Your Kids To Be Gritty?
Can You Teach Your Kids To Be Gritty?
Teaching Parenting Personalized Learning

Can You Teach Your Kids To Be Gritty?

Once, on my birthday, a friend gave me a pot full of dirt and spiky green blobs. "It's a cactus," she said, when I asked about lig...
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