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How to Manage Your Time in Virtual (Self-Directed) Learning

October 22, 2020

 The landscape of virtual learning is radically different from in-person/seated instruction in a thousand ways, but nothing may be more significant than the expectations of students to manage their own time! With in-person/seated instruction, students had: A strict schedule, Lots of routines, and Lots of external cues, such as: bells, different classrooms, teachers, and…

How to Organize Your Digital Workspace

October 7, 2020

When Susan was working on our latest chapter, How to Organize Your Digital Workspace, living with her was like riding a roller coaster… One moment she’s had a breakthrough and really cruising! The next moment, she’s discovered a problem that negates all of her work. She’s back to ground zero.  The next moment she’s got…

How to Organize: Papers + Digital Files + Email for Virtual Learning

October 5, 2020

Dozens of Problems… One Solution Ever have a set of horizontal blinds go all wonky… tilting sideways, individual slats facing every different direction?  Yet, with one careful tug on a string, they all conform and neatly snap right back into place… Satisfying feeling, isn’t it? That’s what we do with learning, organization, and soft skills……

October Is “Shakedown” Month!

September 29, 2020

October Is the Most Difficult Month… Are things getting a little “intense” in your classroom? Are your kids stressed out at home? Several years ago, my daughter’s 1st grade teacher, Robert, sent an email update: This week was something of a challenge. Tears and arguments cropped up on several occasions. By Thursday, I was fairly exhausted. Then…

The New Landscape of Time-Management in Virtual Learning

September 22, 2020

Exactly one year ago this month, we started an adventure that would become the STEEPEST learning curve of our lives… We launched a hybrid secondary school.  Prophetically, eight months before the world would be flipped upside down, we flipped ourselves upside down! In February, 2020, we finally paused for a moment to catch our breath…

The ADHD Circuit: How ADHD Works

September 13, 2020

The ADHD Circuit Video Transcription ADHD is the term we use when the Front Brain has a LOW power supply of brain chemicals. The Front Brain is the organizing center of the brain. It orchestrates everything…from your five senses and emotions to the thoughts you generate in response to them. For example, imagine this string…

SOAR Learning & Soft Skills App Plus

August 21, 2020

A complete package to help parents and students resolve the challenges around virtual learning. Includes:

  • SOAR® Learning & Soft Skills App Student License (Online Self-Directed Course)
  • Training videos on virtual learning
  • Checklists for software & supplies
  • Direct access to our private SOAR® Virtual Learning Consulting Team
  • Progress monitoring of your child’s advancement through SOAR®

SOAR® Virtual Learning Skills

August 20, 2020

Is Your Child Ready for Virtual? It’s completely ok to say “no,” most students are not.  Virtual Learning is a whole different ballgame than traditional classroom learning.  The education system is centered around a classroom teacher leading instruction, but virtual learning is a huge transition to the student being at the center.  This requires a…

Plus! Parent Support

August 20, 2020

Design is a funny word Welcome, SOAR App Plus! Parents! This is your direct-access link to our Plus! Parent Support Team. Please submit any questions you might have in the form below.  Our team strives to answer all questions within 1 business day of form submission.  Furthermore, as an App Plus! Parent, you receive priority response over general…

Study Skills for College

August 9, 2020

Whether you teach students who are heading off to college in a few months or in five years, there are a few study skills that can dramatically improve their odds of success. How do I know? I’ve lived this story. If you have not heard it before, the short version of my story is that…

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