Teaching Money Management for Homeschooled Kids

When homeschooling kids, parents have the responsibility of teaching them inside and outside the classroom. One of the most important things parents can teach their kids is responsibility. Responsibility has impacts on various aspects of our lives, from being on time for appointments to managing money and finances.

What School Performance Indicators Should Focus On?

Education is more than just teaching children various subjects. There are numerous performance indicators in elementary education, middle school education, and high school education curriculums. Some school districts have hundreds of indicators to track.

Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom: 3 Key Insights

Students typically receive praise for scoring high marks on assignments and assessments; this framework tends to place extensive value on innate intellectual ability. However, this rewards system fails to acknowledge the immense and equally powerful weight that having drive affords children in the classroom and well beyond. Read more

Virus Stuff

Using HC literally changes the atmosphere. Instead of pointing out what is wrong, we begin pointing out what is right. In the midst of negative headlines about coronavirus, it is a breath of fresh air to hear and speak encouraging words!  Read more

by Liz K

The Storyteller

I am a storyteller. That certainly is not a description I would have associated with me before becoming a teacher. Put me in front of students, and there I go. I just can’t help it. Smack dab in the middle of teaching, life stories pop into my head. Like when my fourth graders were learning geography terms, and one of the words was rapids. I spent more time telling about a white-water rafting trip with my sister than time spent reviewing the ten or so terms. How could I help it? She face planted into the bottom of our raft which had six inches of ice-cold melted snow that had been rushing and tumbling and churning around us in a swollen river. And of course, like a good sister, I laughed like a hyena. Seriously. I couldn’t stop even when she cut me that big sister laser-like glare pointed so often at irritating younger siblings. Read more

By Barbara L.

Do-Overs: The Importance of a Clean Slate in the Classroom

A do-over. That is what I want to talk about. Not just a do-over when we return from Thanksgiving Break, hopefully refreshed, even if certainly our pants fit a little tighter. I blame it on those pies. I am speaking on behalf of a do-over every day with every student.  Read More

By Barbara L.

The Superpower of Parent-Teacher Relationships

 A healthy parent-teacher relationship unlocks the promise within a child. Honor is the super power component in this relationship.  Honor authenticates the worth of another in tangible ways. Honor fortifies relationships and motivates those who receive it.  Read more

By Vicki V.

Greetings from Shanghai, China

Greetings from Shanghai, China!

We thank you for the gift to our school and the impact it is already having. 

Michael E. Partain, M.Ed. 
Head of School Learning 
Beyond Academy 
Shanghai, China