17 High School Teacher Archetypes Every Student Will Recognize

17 High School Teacher Archetypes Every Student Will Recognize

You’ve seen them - waiting in the hallways in the mornings, clustering together around doorways, weirdly cheerful when greeting students, a little too excited to welcome you into their classrooms. They’ve just come back from a training session, and are eager (overeager, if we’re being honest) to mold young minds. Never mind what the young minds think about that!

Yes, the high school teacher is a strange animal and in the zoo that is high school, they often seem like the most dangerous one. You’ve learned to navigate the complicated social structure and found your niche in the system, but navigating teachers and their bizarre habits is a whole different ballgame. Teachers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages, and judging by their widely different teaching styles, it’s pretty clear they’ve forgotten what it’s like to be a student. Maybe if they were predictable, that would be one thing, but it seems like as soon as you’ve figured one out, a new species of high school teacher crops up.

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Albert Einstein on High School Credit Recovery

Albert Einstein on High School Credit Recovery

Life’s Bumps and Thumps

 

Life often throws bumps in your road to achievement. Up until high school, parents have helped smooth the bumps into manageable pebbles. During your high school years, however, the bumps have grown and now they threaten to affect your future. Reality sets in when major obstacles put your achieving a high school diploma in danger. To some degree, everyone is affected from the class Valedictorian to the student struggling to keep up.

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Sick and Tired of Your Child Struggling in High School?

Sick and Tired of Your Child Struggling in High School?

There are thousands of American students struggling in high school every day of every school year. According to the Institute of Education Science, approximately 7 percent of students drop out of public and charter schools nationwide. Although the dropout rate has decreased by more than 50 percent since 1970, the total 2014 exodus was greater than 1.2 million students. These startling numbers are proof that the dropout rate remains  a large problem for school systems and for students.

Over 1.2 million students are currently struggling in high school. If your children are too, it may be time to look at other options that make their learning styles, their needs and their future key focal points for the next step of their  education.

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Budget-Friendly Home School Resources

Budget-Friendly Home School Resources

For many parents it becomes apparent over time that public, charter or private schooling is not benefitting their child, and they start to look into home schooling options. The reasons for choosing home schooling are as varied as the children who leave traditional schools to be home schooled: Parents often do not agree with the subject matter taught at traditional schools or the methods that are used to teach the subjects. They may not believe in the morals underlying the instruction in the classroom. Parents may have a child who has health issues that make it challenging for him or her to be surrounded by too many people. Maybe their child is being bullied or struggling with social pressures. 

Does this sound familiar to you?

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Gifted Students: Who Cares About These Children?

Gifted Students: Who Cares About These Children?

It's a tough time to raise, teach or be a highly gifted child... Schools are to extraordinarily intelligent children what zoos are to cheetahs... Every organism has an internal drive to fulfill its biological design. The same is true for unusually bright children. From time to time the bars need be removed, the enclosures broadened. Zoo Chow, easy and cheap as it is, must give way, at least some of the time, to lively, challenging mental prey. – Stephanie Tolan, Is It A Cheetah?

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7 Common Misconceptions about Pulling a Child Out of School to Homeschool

7 Common Misconceptions about Pulling a Child Out of School to Homeschool

Do you increasingly get the feeling that public school isn't right for your child? There are many reasons why students may not thrive in public school, but the truth is this: every child has a different learning style and traditional schooling tends not to recognize that.

Pulling a child out of school to homeschool is a tough decision, but it is one that can bring rich rewards in the quality of both your children's education and your family life. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about homeschooling. 

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Why There's No Better Time to Understand Why You Are Unhappy With Your Current School

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Are you unhappy with your current school? You are not alone. An increasing number of parents are seeking alternative ways to educate their children, and the options can be overwhelming. There are public and charter schools that are funded by the state and the local school system, Catholic and Christian schools for which you pay tuition, homeschooling curriculums, and online schools.  Each system has its merits and disadvantages.

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