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How Do I Help My Child Make Friends at Summer Camp?

Posted by Brenda Ronan on May 7, 2019 1:32:00 PM

We are going to talk about ten things you can do as a parent to help your child make friends at camp - even though you can't be there with them. While your kids are exploring, learning and playing at summer camp, you will not be there with your child. This can be a startling thought for many parents, especially if it is the first time their child has attended a summer program.

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Topics: Life at JKCP, Middle School Summer Programs, For Parents

5 Things Parents Should Know About An Esports Career Path

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Dec 6, 2018 1:37:00 PM

If you are a parent of a child who is showing an interest in Esports as a career, you might have some questions about what that means. While video games have been around for decades, Esports as an industry is relatively new. Whether you are fully on-board with your child pursuing Esports or are a little apprehensive, there are a few things that can help you understand the industry a little more and help guide your child along their path.

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Topics: High School Summer Programs, Middle School Summer Programs, For Parents, esports

3 Ways Cooperative Learning Can Create a Lifelong Love of Learning

Posted by Brenda Ronan on Nov 14, 2018 2:33:00 PM

Cooperative learning can include varied settings and formats, but we are going to use it to broadly cover interactive group activities – namely, those in which groups of students work together to solve problems.

If you are picturing a free-for-all setting, like Lord of the Flies, don’t worry. Good teachers remain engaged throughout the process to keep an eye on the work and offer feedback on individual and group performance. Offering clear expectations and guidelines early on will allow students to understand the boundaries and allow more freedom and autonomy to explore the problems inside of these parameters.

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Topics: High School Summer Programs, Middle School Summer Programs, For Parents

How To Motivate Teenage Students To Learn in School

Posted by Sarah Ohanesian on Aug 8, 2018 2:28:00 PM

Parents of teenagers are constantly having difficulty trying to get children who are reluctant to study to actually study. This also applies to teachers – it is even harder for them to motivate an entire classroom of teens.

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Topics: Trending Topics, For Parents, Generation Z

How To Get Better Grades in High School

Posted by Sarah Ohanesian on Jul 17, 2018 2:34:00 PM

Doing well in high school can have so many benefits for your life in the long run. Getting better grades in middle school is one thing, but to get into the colleges you want, it’s important to get good grades in high school grades.

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Topics: Trending Topics, For Parents

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