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4th grade offers exciting learning opportunities

Our brains are wired to find the combination of words, images, and action intrinsically more interesting than words alone. When multimedia is used effectively in education, learning becomes more engaging. Students become more motivated to work through lessons, and simply learn more. Careful Curation of Multimedia – The Most Engaging Content for Each Course and […]

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Empowering Independent Thinkers and Learners

Today, it’s more important than ever for students to become independent thinkers and self-directed learners. In tomorrow’s workplace, they’ll be expected to learn-on-the-go in order to solve problems we can only imagine today. To help them meet those future challenges, we’ve redesigned our curriculum—giving students progressively more responsibility for their learning as they advance through […]

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Developing Creative Problem-Solving Skills

It’s no secret. Children are natural, creative problem-solvers. From solving puzzles today to dismantling your computer tomorrow, it’s how they learn about the world around them – and have fun! Yet 90% of educators surveyed in a recent multi-national study say schools don’t do enough to integrate creative problem-solving into curricula. And employers routinely complain […]

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Calvert Excellence: Re‑imagined for the Digital Age

Technology is transforming the world we live in, presenting opportunities to learn in ways previously unimaginable. At Calvert, we’re harnessing that technology to make our internationally-renowned curriculum more relevant and engaging than ever before. It’s Calvert reimagined for the Digital Age.     Creating a Multi‑Dimensional Experience — Online and Offline In creating this new […]

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Top 10 Ways Homeschoolers Can Cure Classroom Boredom

  Classroom boredom can strike at any time. For homeschoolers, boredom can impact parent teachers, as well as students. When there is a feeling of boredom or disconnectedness, the ability to teach or learn is greatly diminished. Therefore, the first step is to recognize that you or your students are not engaged with your current […]

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Motivating Your Homeschool Student

  The homeschool year can seem like running a marathon. You’ve trained, you’ve stretched, you’ve started running, you’re keeping up pace, and then, just before you reach the finish line, your motivation starts to dwindle… If your student is showing signs of decreased motivation, especially as spring weather draws near, be sure to address the […]

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Dealing with Homeschool Doubt

Throughout the history of Calvert Education, we have found that one feeling that can sabotage homeschool success is DOUBT. As a homeschool parent, or even as a parent in general, when doubt creeps into your mind, it is important to address it head-on. Doubt can invade your thoughts and slowly decrease your confidence in your […]

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Your Homeschool Year In Review: Reflect on the year with our helpful list

Dear Calvert Families – As the days of December slowly slip by and we approach the start of a new calendar year, it’s a good idea for homeschool families to set aside some time for reflection. What were your accomplishments over the past few months? Where do you need to make improvements? Are your children […]

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Flexibility: A Key to Homeschool Success

  While all homeschool parents would love for every day to run smoothly, we all know this doesn’t always happen. Our schedules are often interrupted due to unexpected circumstances, and sometimes we encounter illnesses or simply have a bad day. Remember that one of the keys to successful homeschooling is FLEXIBILITY.     Here are […]

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Homeschooling Tip: Improve Learning By Reducing The Time Your Child Sits Still

There is a growing amount of evidence that you can improve listening and learning in children by allowing them more play-time and interactive activities, while reducing the time they sit still at a desk or table. A report from the Institute of Medicine released a couple of years ago showed that children “who are more […]

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