K12 On Learning

Welcome to K12 On Learning, sponsored by Stride, where we discuss our K12 story and showcase how online teachers, parents, and students work together…
Oct 21st, 2021 | 16:21

Can America Heal its Deep Divisions? Stride Says "Yes" With New Career Curriculum

In this episode of the K12 On Learning podcast, Michelle Pustilnik joins us to share Stride's new Criminal Justice career pathways that offer students…
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Oct 13th, 2021 | 19:41

Celebrating the First Year of K12 On Learning by Introducing You to a Remarkable Student

In celebrating Today, we share a story about a remarkable K12 graduate from Wyoming. GraceBelize Moore was schooled exclusively online in Wyoming and…
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Oct 6th, 2021 | 17:39

Part 5/5 Schooling Effectively @ Home Series: Not Going For Perfection Here

In Part 5, the final installment, of our Schooling Effectively @ Home Series, we will talk about how practice makes progress. Perfection is not what…
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Sep 29th, 2021 | 16:23

Part 4/5 Schooling Effectively @ Home Series, A Great Coach Always Trusts a Well Thought Out Game Plan

In this episode, Part 4/5, of our Schooling Effectively @ Home series, our guest, Deslyn will encourage you to make a game plan to be ready for any s…
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Sep 23rd, 2021 | 21:00

Part 3/5, Schooling Effectively @ Home Series, Arguing, Complaining, and Whining, OH MY!

Deslyn Mecham is back for Part 3, and sharing skills all parents and partners need to model a response to that arguing, complaining, and whining. UPD…
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Sep 16th, 2021 | 21:46

Part 2/5 Schooling Effectively @ Home Series, Motivate to Activate: What Motivates Your Child? Rewards or Choice?

Getting things done takes motivation. Where do you get yours? What about your child? In this episode, Part 2 in our Schooling At Home Series, we ex…
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Sep 9th, 2021 | 26:49

Part 1/5 Schooling Effectively @ Home Series, Whose Job is it Anyway?

Whose Job is it anyway? In this Part 1 of 5, "Schooling Effectively At Home" Series, our guest, Deslynn Mecham, a former learning coach, and experien…
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Sep 2nd, 2021 | 10:07

Are Online Teachers Real Teachers? High School Students Need to Know!

In this episode we welcome back Hannah Elliott from Stride Career Prep to answer some of the questions she has been fielding on the Stride Career prep…
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Aug 25th, 2021 | 33:54

The Question Everyone Asks: What About Socialization?

"What about socialization?" is often the first question asked when enrolling in an online school. In this episode, we are joined by Allison Miller, a…
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Aug 18th, 2021 | 19:17

Get Ready, Get Set, School Online with Free Printables from Blogger, Joan Gramm!

Meet Joan Gramm, a learning coach, mother of two, and a blogger who creates printables to help families have cute ways to display education in their h…
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Aug 12th, 2021 | 15:38

How to School Online? There is an APP for That!

The K12 App allows families to find a K12 school, enroll new students, receive important notifications, a "Get Ready for School" checklist, monitor st…
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Jul 29th, 2021 | 13:49

Finalizing Fall, Making Memories, and Rocking Routines

In this episode, we take a final look at summer. Many families focus on three things during the waning weeks: Plans for Fall, Making Memories, and D…
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Jul 21st, 2021 | 25:45

Smart Devices Are Only Smart Because People Learn the Language of Code

Recent research puts coding at the forefront of future careers. What is Coding? Why is it important to learn in the early years? In this episode, we…
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Jul 7th, 2021 | 22:16

5 Parenting Hacks for Your Family's Best Summer Yet

In this episode, we visit with AnnElise Hatjakes from the blog, LearningLiftoff.com. We discuss ways to incorporate summer learning into your family'…
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Jun 30th, 2021 | 38:37

Success Happens with a Coach

The Stride Career Prep Success Coaching Program helps students discover their interests and abilities, aligns those with the job market and explores c…
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Jun 23rd, 2021 | 14:28

Teaching Children to Serve Can Change the World

Teaching children to love and serve others is a gift the world needs right now. Summer is the perfect time to add some service to your calendar! In…
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Jun 10th, 2021 | 19:15

Three Ways Online Clubs Will Benefit Kids This Summer

Join Stride K12 this summer as they offer clubs, weekly challenges, and summer camps. Learn the "Three Ways Online Clubs Benefit Kids" with special g…
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Jun 2nd, 2021 | 12:46

Student Advisors Work To Transform Their Future

Student leadership opportunities and being a part of the school social scene is an important part of the high school experience. It may look differe…
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May 19th, 2021 | 22:11

We're Here to Stay: Turns Out Online School Works for Us

The "Covid Slide" was less likely to families in schools powered by Stride K12. In this episode, four parents share their experience with discovering…
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May 13th, 2021 | 36:40

First Time Job Jitters? Secrets to Mastering the Job Interview

It is the season for teens to look for a summer job, an internship, or apply for scholarships to college. In this episode, recruiting experts Julie Ro…
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May 5th, 2021 | 23:58

Three Schools, Three Kids, and Graduation Looming for Two of Them

In this episode, Patricia Negron, a mother and learning coach of two graduating seniors reflects on her Stride K12 journey while moving to three diffe…
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Apr 28th, 2021 | 18:09

Top 5 Benefits of Re-registering or Enrolling Early in an Online School

Meet Bowen, a second-generation Stride/K12 student. His mother Tiffany, a K12 2009 graduate, just re-registered him for next year. If you’ve made th…
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Apr 21st, 2021 | 33:49

It Is Deceptive to Think That School Is the Only Place to Kickstart Socialization

"What about socialization?" is often the first question asked when enrolling in an online school. In this episode, we are joined by Allison Miller, a…
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Apr 14th, 2021 | 05:03

BONUS: Welcome to another podcast in the Stride Family, "What I Want to Know," hosted by Kevin P. Chavous

In this BONUS episode, we introduce you to a new podcast in the Stride family. It is called “What I Want to Know,” and is hosted by Kevin P. Chavous t…
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Apr 7th, 2021 | 17:58

What Vision Does the New Stride CEO Have That Will Impact You?

Whether you are enrolled, participating in the re-enrolling process, or just exploring an online school program, it is always good to look to the top…
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Mar 31st, 2021 | 16:53

Are Your Kid's Creations "Shark Tank" Worthy?

Recently I met a delightful 13-year-old from Texas, Bella Eulitt. Bella is only in the 8th grade but is already a successful entrepreneur. With the…
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Mar 24th, 2021 | 29:03

The Time is NOW for the Seven Mindsets: Everything is Possible, Passion First, We are Connected, 100% Accountable, Attitude of Gratitude, Live to Give, and The Time is Now!

The 7 Mindsets have been designed to promote self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making i…
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Mar 17th, 2021 | 48:13

How to Bring Kindergarten Home

Your child’s educational experience is one of the most important decisions you can make. Learn more about starting with an online learning approach wi…
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Mar 10th, 2021 | 11:06

Explore a new exciting community to jumpstart your future

Join our new interactive online Career Community to learn how to jumpstart your career, follow trends in businesses, and discover what courses and cer…
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Mar 5th, 2021 | 25:02

Stride Career Prep Offers Life-Long Learning. A Visit with Dr. Shaun McAlmont

You may have heard about all the changes at K12 as it transitions to STRIDE, including NEW lifelong learning with Career Prep. Stride’s learning solut…
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Mar 5th, 2021 | 07:23

BONUS: K12 Becomes STRIDE with Life-Long Learning

K12 Inc. announced it is becoming Stride, Inc. The Stride brand recognizes that, as a company, they are no longer limited by the boundaries of the K-…
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Feb 24th, 2021 | 16:38

Accelerate Your Future and Be Calm Today By Getting To Know Your School Counselor

School counselors fulfill many roles within the sphere of a student’s education, in this episode we meet with a counselor and talk about reasons to re…
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Feb 8th, 2021 | 20:05

Launch a Career in Health Care While in Online High School!

In this episode, we visit with Dr. Jennalyn Crapuchettes, a K12 grad, about her decision to become a pharmacist. STRIDE Career Prep, a K12 learning o…
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Jan 27th, 2021 | 23:12

Survey Says Experience is the Best Online School Choice

Many American schools were forced to hastily transition to online learning in late March 2020. Dr. Ian Kingsbury, of the Empire Center for Public Poli…
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Jan 20th, 2021 | 36:11

How to Find the Perfect Fit for Your Child's Education

What is school choice? School choice is the process of allowing every family to choose the Kindergarten through 12th-grade educational options that be…
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Jan 14th, 2021 | 17:23

Inspiring a Dream for ALL

A mother and learning coach from South Carolina, Makova McCaskel, shares her personal insights about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. We encou…
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Jan 6th, 2021 | 18:26

Reading Strategies for the Struggling Reader

Do you know the ONE THING that has the biggest impact on helping a struggling reader of any age? Join Ginny Murphy, a K12 Teacher/Trainer, as she mode…
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Dec 30th, 2020 | 27:02

Ever Wonder How to Work with More than One Child?

In this episode, we bring back our experienced Learning Coach Panel, introduced in episode #8, and have them address the challenging topics of 1. H…
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Dec 23rd, 2020 | 16:12

Finding Joy in Challenging Times

Making time for whatever brings you joy has never been more important. Join us as we explore ways to find joy during challenging times, including brin…
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Dec 16th, 2020 | 33:02

"The Fact Is, It Was Up to Me." A Student Perspective

Heidi and her daughter, Holly, look back on their experience of learning online from home. They share insights into what worked for them and Holly sh…
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Dec 10th, 2020 | 28:58

You Might Need the Advice of A Life Coach

There is a reason that life coaching is the second-fastest-growing profession in the world--because it works for people. In this podcast, you will me…
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Nov 25th, 2020 | 24:25

Tried, True, and Tested Tips for Learning Coaches

Schooling at home is not easy, it involves a lot of moving parts! The parent or Learning Coach is at the very heart of each day. In this episode, Ha…
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Nov 11th, 2020 | 34:43

How Online Learning Works--Teacher Perspective

Online teachers have a lot of similarities to teachers who work in brick-and-mortar schools (in fact, many of them have taught both ways!). Hear from…
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Nov 6th, 2020 | 16:41

Why K12? Facts from Parents Who Know!

Changing schools is frightening and a challenge for the parent and the child. In this podcast, we will introduce you to a panel of experienced parent…
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Oct 21st, 2020 | 37:10

Anti-Bullying Month Should be Every Month!

Listen in to learn the differences between teasing, conflict, and bullying, and how parents can diffuse and prevent each situation. Bullying can impac…
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Oct 12th, 2020 | 04:49

Bonus: Destinations Career Academy and Galvanize Partner for Career Education Opportunities for Online Students

Destinations Career Academy is made up of tuition-free, online career academies in select states that combine traditional high school courses with ind…
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Oct 12th, 2020 | 16:25

The Truth is Digital Citizenship is Critical

We use the internet for work, connecting with family/friends, shopping, looking up recipes, and banking, most of the time we don't give it much though…
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Oct 7th, 2020 | 04:15

Bonus: An Amazing Crock-pot Meal idea for this Week

Mealtimes are challenging when you are helping children with school all day. Planning and timing are key. Join us for this bonus podcast where a bus…
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Sep 29th, 2020 | 39:28

9 Ways to Determine if Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

The first five years for a child are important for learning social skills, basic language and numeracy, motor skills, and more. Learn about what makes…
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Sep 29th, 2020 | 18:44

How to Handle Stress During Covid-19

Having good Mental Health is especially important for the family during times of crisis. In this podcast, we visit with Dr. Matt Larsen, DO, a psychi…
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Sep 24th, 2020 | 26:48

What is the Parent Responsibility When a Family Schools at Home?

A learning coach is the adult in the home responsible for providing academic support, motivation, and guidance to keep the child on track with assignm…
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