Tips for Parents

Do you tell your kids they’re smart?

Recent studies suggest that may not be such a good idea The research of Stanford University professor Carol Dweck suggests that rather than helping our students feel good about themselves, telling them how smart they are may actually undermine their confidence and decrease their motivation to learn. Smart kids fear failure When kids are repeatedly…

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Five Ways to Make Sleep a Learning Tool

If high academic achievement is the goal, perhaps schools should assign sleep as homework. In the hectic world our kids navigate, student priorities include academics, extra-curriculars, social life and sleep. Many teenagers believe only three out of these four can can be successfully maintained. When choosing which one to cut, most teens choose sleep. Unfortunately,…

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Five science activities to do at home that are educational AND practical

“Why?” That’s the foundational question of science and the query that Liberty Classical Academy tries to make exciting every day. Students are naturally curious, and it’s up to schools and parent to nourish – not kill – that interest. The key to engaging kids in science is to be “hands on.” Here are five ways…

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Knowing How to Study Can Be Key

Three ideas to help students learn how to study Knowing how to study can be as important as the learning that happens in the classroom. Teachers at Liberty Classical Academy provide an enriched experience for students, and it’s important that the knowledge acquired during the day be supported after school in a way that encourages learning…

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