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“Rather than trying to choose between high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech, parents and teachers should be searching for activities that will engage children in creative thinking and creative expression.” Mitchel Resnick discusses how parents should focus on maximizing kids’ creativity time as opposed to minimizing screen time.
“Determine what your short — and long-term goals are for your children’s education, and do the research to identify that right choice.” Natasha Shane offers tips to parents on researching other education options for their children.
“Homeschooled kids have the same access to online learning, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical public school student — but without many of the drawbacks, like standardized lesson plans and bullying.” Business Insider shares five reasons homeschooling might be a more viable option in 2018.
Dr. Lori Rapp and Dr. Rod Berger talk about encouraging parent involvement in community-based accountability.
“I think it comes down to students being responsible for their own learning and realizing that no one is going to stand behind them, forcing them to learn.” Independent learning can transform at-risk students.