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Resources for Learning at Home During COVID-19 School Closures

Resources for Learning at Home During COVID-19 School Closures

By Clonlara School As communities around the world attempt to understand and adjust to COVID-19, many families are wondering how to continue their children’s learning at home. Can parents and family members really teach their children, even if they are not experts in specific subject…
Tools for Getting Organized

Tools for Getting Organized

Photo by Jeff.lasovski/CC BY-SA By Melissa Lefevre, Online Program Teacher Clonlara School students have autonomy to learn however they learn best. This kind of freedom can be powerful for young learners, but it also requires them to develop efficient organizational skills early on. Because every…
10 Unique Homeschooling Resources

10 Unique Homeschooling Resources

By April Huard, Off-Campus Program Advisor Last month, for the first time ever, Clonlara School was represented at the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, OH. Several thousand people attend this convention each year, and over 300 exhibitors fill the vendor hall. In between spreading the…
How to Help Students Take Charge of Their Learning

How to Help Students Take Charge of Their Learning

By Melissa Lefevre, Online Program Teacher Have you ever sat through a course—eyes glazed over as you are inundated with seemingly useless information—and thought, “how does this apply to me?” If you have, you are on to something. It is important to ask this question.…
Enjoying Poetry in the Younger Years

Enjoying Poetry in the Younger Years

“I’m a great believer in poetry out of the classroom, in public places, on subways, trains, on cocktail napkins. I’d rather have my poems on the subway than around the seminar table at an MFA program.” —Billy Collins (U.S. Poet Laureate) By April Huard, Off-Campus…
Top 5 Tips for Online Learners

Top 5 Tips for Online Learners

By Donna Iadipaolo, Online Program Teacher Many students succeed and reach new heights through online learning in part because of its flexibility, personalization, and content focus. The online learner decides when he or she needs to study, work through math problems, or write papers, along…
Resources for Managing Family Screen Time

Resources for Managing Family Screen Time

By April Huard, Off-Campus Program Advisor According to a 2015 study by Common Sense Media, the average teen spends nine hours each day in front of screens (not including educational hours). Although parents generally agree that kids should spend much less time with digital media,…

Libraries Are for Everyone

By Shari Maser, Off-Campus Program Advisor American libraries have evolved a great deal since the visionary Benjamin Franklin founded the first lending library in 1731. Today, free public libraries exist all across the United States, with a mission of making books and other media readily…

Getting Comfortable with High-Order Learning

By Carrie Lafferty, Off-Campus Program Advisor Recently, my 10-year-old son was given the task of researching Puerto Rican cuisine. I let him take the lead and thought he was going to learn about food. But, fueled by his own inspiration and supported by mentors and…

The Secret to Success: Executive Function Skills

By Shari Maser, Off-Campus Program Advisor Executive function skills are the basis of learning how to learn effectively, work productively, and overcome adversity. Experts at Harvard University describe executive function and self-regulation skills as “the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember…