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The Learning Habit Study, Part 3: Parenting Style

Parenting Style and Academic Performance The Learning Habit Studyis a large online survey that took responses from 21,145 families and at looked at the impact of three variables on children’s academic success: screen time, family time, and parenting style.  In this series of blog posts, we will […]

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How to Deal with a Difficult High School Teacher

A difficult high school teacher may be a challenge and learning opportunity you and your teen will face together.  In high school, especially a large public high school, your teen may not be permitted to switch out of a class that has a difficult teacher so adaptation becomes their […]

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The Learning Habit Study, Part 2: Family Time

Family Time’s Influence on Academic Performance The Learning Habit Study is a large online survey that took responses from 21,145 families and at looked at the impact of three variables on children’s academic success: screen time,family time, and parenting style.  In this series of blog posts, we will […]

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Is Your Child Gifted?

There is no standard psychological definition for giftedness.  This ambiguity can leave you to navigate the question alone, but navigate you must – as a gifted child may not fit well into a traditional school environment. To help, the following checklist is from the Minnesota Council for the […]

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The Learning Habit, Study Part 1: Screen Time

The Learning Habit Study is a large online survey that took responses from 21,145 families and at looked at the impact of three variables on children’s academic success: screen time, family time, and parenting style.  In this series of blog posts, we will look at the findings […]

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Later High School Start Times Can’t Come Too Soon

Eighty percent of the Northshore School District parents and staff surveyed last November supported a later start time for high school. The Northshore School Board responded by passing Resolution 714 directing a high school start time no earlier than 8:00 am to be implemented by the 2017-2018 school […]

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Pacific Science Center has Free Early Hours for Autistic Guests

The Pacific Science Center invites autistic guests and their families to a free morning visit on the second Saturday** of each month in 2015.  The Exploration for All: Autism Early Open program begins two hours before the center opens to the general public.  The program is funded […]

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Does Your Student Have a High School and Beyond Plan?

Post-secondary education planning is not just for high school upperclassmen.  The Washington State Board of Education recommends a student create their required High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) in the eighth grade and continue to revise it throughout high school. A well designed HSBP will help a […]

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15 Classic Games that Promote Learning

Brock’s Academy was founded on the belief that every child has the capacity to love learning.  The challenge is to fit learning to the child’s personal style and interests.  Games are a great way to do this and there are hundreds of very fine games sold as […]

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How to Buy That “Just Right Book” This Holiday Season

In the movie A Christmas Story Ralphie uses his coveted Little Orphan Annie secret decoder ring to frantically decipher Annie’s secret message. Ironically, when an adult wants to give a child a book for a holiday gift, it also triggers a frantic attempt to decode a secret […]

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