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Many children who don’t like to read haven’t had a positive experience regarding reading.  READING STRUGGLES They may have been given material that was too challenging, maybe they were embarrassed by struggling, or maybe the reading material wasn’t interesting enough to be…

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Math is important, especially learning your math facts — even in our very high-tech age.  But WHY, you might ask?  CALCULATORS, APPS, and COMPUTERS We have calculators, apps, computers.  What’s the use?!  Knowing your math facts frees you up to do bigger…

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VIEWING YOUR STRUGGLE AS A STRENGTH READING BLOWS! I thought, I’m quoting Doug from The King of Queens, that  Reading comprehension was difficult for me, which made textbooks especially difficult.  I had a special dislike for history textbooks. My son and I…

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Do your students have trouble with word problems?  I have a trick that is fun and educational!  Try Sloth Jacks!  What are Sloth Jacks, do you say?  Well, it is a new type of jumping jack that helps kids learn how to…

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What do you get when you combine a creative kid, Disney’s Mandalorian characters, dyslexia, and a writing contest? You get a very happy contest winner from The Academy Virtual! THE KARINA EIDE YOUNG WRITERS AWARDSIn February of 2021, Sam entered a nation-wide…

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Are you frustrated with teaching canceling out common factors or converting units?  I have an idea that is fun!  Try Critter Math! START WITH THE BASICS The student learns quickly when they are having fun. Always try to use images that draw them…

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As a Writing Coach, I have the privilege of teaching some incredibly gifted and talented students at The Academy Virtual. They are personable, creative, a joy to know, and so smart! We’ve gotten to know each other throughout the year. I so…

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