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Futures Blog

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At Futures Academy, we are constantly researching and sharing relevant topics that affect our students and families. We also have guest bloggers sharing their research and best practices. Read our blogs to learn more! 

Oct
22


Self-Talk: 6 Ways to Overcome Negative Thinking and Truly Succeed

Success comes from winning the “battle in your head” — not allowing negative thoughts to drown out the positive.

Oct
7


Raising Awareness During Bullying Prevention Month

October is the perfect time to take a step back and discuss the prominent topic of bullying and how Futures Academy works to combat bullying.

Sep
28


Preparing for College Amidst COVID-19

This is the time of year when college-bound students are busy preparing applications and planning for college visits and interviews. This year, however, the college admissions landscape paints a much different picture.

Sep
23


Finding The Right Homeschool Partner

As with any educational program, homeschooling has a few challenges that must be faced. At Futures Academy, we understand these challenges and can help you overcome them.

Sep
14


Four Advantages of Alternative School

With the rising challenges of the traditional learning system, alternative schools are significantly becoming important. Read on to learn more about what alternative school is and the associated benefits.

Aug
31

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What Research Says About Happiness & Student Achievement

Evidence reveals happy students get better grades. This is not to say that happiness is causing students to get better grades, but those who express greater life satisfaction are more likely to do better in school.

Aug
18

Blog: Auditory Processing

10 Remote Schooling Tips for Students with Auditory Processing Challenges

Auditory processing can mask as other difficulties such as attention problems, poor comprehension, trouble reading, or weak language or social skills.

Aug
4


Understanding Executive Functioning

Many children and adolescents who struggle with executive functioning go unnoticed because they are very good at compensating for difficulties with their strengths in other areas.

Jul
21


Benefits of Alternative School in Today's World

Offering 100% live virtual instruction brings about a range of benefits in today's climate; this includes falling in line with social distanced guidelines and protecting the overall health of your family.

Jul
15


Five Simple Tips for Online Learning Success

The surprise of distance learning this past spring was a wake-up call for many families as they quickly realized their students strengths and challenges when it came to independent learning.

Jul
7


Parenting the Above Average Child

If you’re the parent of a gifted child, you may be challenged with a unique set of circumstances. Your gifted child might be mentally above average, but have difficulty in other areas.

Jun
23


The Importance of Physical Activity For Teens

Children and teens will avoid learning loss and have an easier time engaging in lessons if they are active for an hour or two each day. Children also need exercise to maintain good mental health.

Jun
11


Creating Structure and Routine For Kids During COVID-19

Structure and routine help to maintain balance and normalcy. The more a child can anticipate what is happening, the better they are prepared to face daily challenges and expectations.

Jun
5


The College Admissions Process: What's Changing?

Covid-19 has thrown a figurative wrench in the works and U.S. colleges, high schools, students and their families are doing their best to navigate through this unprecedented time.

May
26


Beyond the Traditional Classroom: Summer School at Futures

Live online instruction this summer is beneficial because it is one student and one teacher, in a virtual classroom, without distractions.

May
18


6 Effective Ways for Tackling Anxiety in Teens

Be sure to acknowledge their worries or concerns and support your teen. Let him or her know that you are there for them and that you can overcome these feelings together.

May
11


Connecting and Staying Healthy as a Family

Time with family isn’t always easy but with some intentionality and planning, we can be sure that during this pandemic, we’re growing closer, not farther apart.

Apr
23


How Parents Can Help Teens Feel Less Alone During Covid-19 Pandemic

One crucial part of any coping response is to engage in a conversation with your teen about how they are doing right now.

Apr
16


Tips to Navigate the Current Academic Climate

By asking questions and allowing kids to think through potential consequences, we allow them to come up with their own conclusions about being proactive in their education.

Apr
9


How to Support Learning at Home While Working From Home

Students can work at their own pace, get homework help, and enroll in courses that are both interesting and challenging all from the safety of your home.