Academic Performance

Winners of the 2019 Summer Bake-Off

Congratulations to Honour King, winner of the Summer 2019 Brain Chase Bake-Off!   Honour delivered a top-notch baked good each week, from her amazing “margarita pizza” cookies to her beautiful ”diversity cake.” She won the weekly prize for her gorgeous cherry blossom cupcakes, but for each project, she clearly put a lot of thought into […]

10 ways that online learning can help our overscheduled kids this fall

  Fall is a busy time. In our home, we actually hired an extra driver last week just to help us hit all of the soccer practices, back to school nights, piano lessons, gymnastics info sessions, and scouting events on the calendar. And don’t even get me started on the new deluge of homework. With […]

Benefits of a Well-rounded Education

Sure, your student shows great talent in the arts. Yes, your child is a mathematical wizard. But don’t allow them to stay in their comfort zone. Of course it’s important to foster your child’s natural abilities. But your child will thrive much more in life if they are exposed to a wide variety of academic […]

It’s Digital Learning Day (seriously).

We know. You’ve been counting down the days until you could celebrate February 23 with us.  It’s finally here! Digital Learning Day. DOES DIGITAL LEARNING DAY REALLY EXIST?  It does! It was started about 5 years ago to celebrate the use of digital technology in learning and highlight innovative and forward-thinking use of technology for learning in […]

Service. The Best Teacher.

‘Tis the season for sharing and caring. Opportunities to donate presents, work in soup kitchens, and sing at nursing homes are abundant.  But, did you know teaching your kids to incorporate service as a year-round, regular part of their lives has many practical benefits? HOW WILL MY CHILD BENEFIT BY VOLUNTEERING?  We are all tight […]

Change Your Child’s Life. Teach Gratitude.

Do your children need a pick-me-up in the attitude department? Could they use boost in academic performance? Help them recognize all they have to be thankful for in life.  BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE For those who consciously make gratitude a focus in their daily lives, the benefits are wide-spread. A study performed on over 1,000 high-school students revealed that […]

Does a Complete After-school and Summer Program Exist?

There are countless after-school and summer programs out there. But which one will best prepare your child for success in life? 21st Century Learning Educational Framework 21st Century Learning, a leading nation-wide partner of after-school programs, has created a framework that breaks learning down into four major categories: 1. Key Subjects, 2. Learning & Innovation Skills, 3. Information, Media & Technology Skills, […]