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From Northwest Academy to Brock’s Academy

Dr. Melodee Loshbaugh founded Northwest Academy in Woodinville over ten years ago with the mission to kindle the natural love of learning found within every child.  As a veteran public school teacher Dr. Mel saw some students thrive in a traditional school setting while others struggled, became […]

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Re-Thinking Remedial Summer School

The 1987 movie Summer School typifies our view of remedial summer school.  Students cooped up in a classroom trying to re-take the credit courses they failed during the school year. Shift to 2015 and actual summer school, while more professional than the movie portrayal, strays very little […]

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Why Every Child Deserves a Designer Education

A student’s school years are too critical to risk sacrificing their spirit and love for learning.  If something isn’t working, it must be changed. Several years ago as I was writing the introduction for our first website, I found myself using the term “designer education” to describe what Brock’s Academy does […]

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Even with Dyslexia Sight Words can be Fun

Learning sight words can be a huge challenge for a child with dyslexia.  If you have a child struggling with reading you may have already spent hours looking into sight words, high frequency words, Dolch words or even if sight words are the right way to help your […]

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At a Crossroads? Trust Your Parental Intuition!

Many of us just received report cards and progress reports informing us of our children’s performance in school. How did you feel about them? How did your child react to the results? If the grades and remarks were less than favorable, now may be a good time […]

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Five Steps to Selecting an Alternative School

Your child has more private and public alternative school options than ever before.  An alternative school has a custom learning environment unencumbered by the traditional classroom model.  Alternative schools may be publicly funded charter school or private schools.  They range in size from large K-12 schools to […]

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Have a Fun Hour of Code at Home

Yeah for my son’s elementary school librarian! My son came home excited about the Flappy Bird game he coded during library time. My junior high son wanted to see it and then for the next hour the two of them coded a Star Wars game we all […]

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What’s New About the New SAT?

March 2016 is the roll-out date for the new SAT. David Coleman, CEO of The College Board who creates the SAT exam, stated the test was changed because, “admissions officers and counselors have said they find the data from admissions exams useful but are concerned that these […]

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Six Easy Ways to Develop Better Study Skills

Study skills are learned over time.  While your child will be responsible for building good study skills, you can help support their growth by providing suggestions, supplying structure and organizing your home in a way that supports development of their study skills.  Your child’s age will determine […]

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Your Child’s Teacher Wants to Hear from You

A fear of bothering your child’s classroom teacher may make you reluctant to contact him or her.  But what if communicating with your child’s teacher actually helps them do their job? Research from Vital Smarts shows there are five things that teachers want parents to tell them […]

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