Who's ready for summer? Break out the s'mores and flip flops as you jump into this time of leisure. Summer is also a time to find innovative ways to keep kids learning so that their knowledge stays sharp. In this blog post, Parent Ambassador Coordinator Darcie Lusk shares some tips on how to keep your summer fun, relaxing, yet educational!
Looking to transition to a cyber charter school model? In this blog post, Darcie — one of our Parent Ambassador Regional Coordinators — discusses some of the programs in place to help families who are new to PA Virtual.
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The National Education Association, Public School Review, and the National Parent Teacher Association agree. Parent involvement in education is key to student success. As NEA Today phrases it, “the most significant type of involvement is what parents do at home.”
There are many reasons why a student might struggle to concentrate regardless of the type of school they attend. Oftentimes it can be due to factors in the environment or in their personal lives. If you're looking for some tips on how to help your child improve their concentration and focus, we have compiled a few general suggestions to consider that experienced Learning Coaches at PA Virtual have found helpful.
The Learning Coach – Not a Nominal Role What’s in a name? Not much, according to Shakespeare. After all, a “rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” right? But names, as well as titles, carry lots of meaning, and it isn’t unusual for people, especially parents, to have several. A parent is not only “mom” or “dad,” but often coach, taxi driver, counselor, cook, nurse, and cheerleader – just to name a few.
If you are a cyber school parent struggling to keep your student's attention where it needs to be throughout the school day, you are not alone! Keeping students focused is a challenge for many of us! Many PA Virtual Learning Coaches have experienced the same situation and have come up with tried and true strategies to help keep their child on task.