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Cyber Charter School Blog

PA Virtual School Newsroom

Darcie Lusk

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About Cyber Education

The Role of the Parent in a Cyber School

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.”

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Quick Tips in Education

5 Tips to Improve Your Student’s Concentration and Ability to Focus

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.

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Quick Tips in Education

Tips and Tricks for Being Your Student's Learning Coach

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.

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How to Help Your Cyber Student Stay Concentrated Throughout the Day

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.

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Quick Tips in Education

How to Motivate Your Student to Do Their Best Work [5 Tips]

There are many challenges parents face when it comes to their child’s education, regardless of what type of school their child attends. Because cyber school parents are at home with their children and are heavily involved in their day-to-day schooling, it’s important to address these challenges and equip parents with the tools and resources to help their child reach their full potential.

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Quick Tips in Education

Test-Taking Tips for Your Child

A quick Internet search for the definition of the word “test” reveals something remarkable. Anxiety and stress are never listed as synonyms. However, that is exactly how most of us feel as soon as the word test is mentioned. Although often dreaded by our students, various types of testing can be beneficial for teachers and parents to gauge student progress and performance. But how can we help our students get over their reflexive barrage of nerves so that they can actually achieve success during those inevitable exams? In this blog post, I will be sharing some tried and true tips for relieving test anxiety before and during the test, as well as how to use the experience after the test to better prepare for the next one.

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