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…
Sep 30th, 2022 | 20:21

Part 3 Schooling Effectively @ Home Series Arguing, Crying and Arguing, Oh My!

Deslynn Mecham is back for Part 3, and sharing skills all parents and partners need to respond to the arguing, complaining, and whining that can come…
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Sep 22nd, 2022 | 00:00

Part 2 Schooling Effectively @ Home Series, Motivate to Activate

Finding the strength to get up and do something is a skill. In this episode, we talk about motivating to activate our children and ourselves in the s…
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Sep 15th, 2022 | 24:34

Part 1 Schooling Effectively @ Home Series, Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Whose Job is it anyway? In Part 1 of our "Schooling Effectively @ Home" Series, our guest, Deslynn Mecham, shares the value of developing a job descr…
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Sep 8th, 2022 | 21:49

Schooling Effectively @ Home: Introduction

A school year can be a bit chaotic. Today we introduce you to a series called Schooling Effectively @ home with Deslynn Mecham. The series will cover…
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Sep 1st, 2022 | 13:41

What Might Be Affecting Your Child's Educational Performance?

When children are not meeting mental, social, or physical milestones or if they are struggling in school, it’s crucial to find out why. It may be that…
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Aug 29th, 2022 | 20:49

National Geographic Photographer Offers Pro Tips to Help Kids Explore the World They See

In this podcast episode, professional photographer Jeff Mauritzen shares what a photography career might look like for some professionals and offers t…
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Aug 25th, 2022 | 16:56

High School Internships help students find their future

Lifelong learning and support are helping online high school graduate, Daysha Ross find success as a young adult. She has taken advantage of high scho…
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Aug 18th, 2022 | 16:56

How The Pandemic Has forced Us to RETHINK School

The pandemic and the growing frequency of school security issues have forced parents, educators and legislators to RETHINK school. In this episode, w…
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Aug 11th, 2022 | 12:41

A Farewell to Summer and Tips to Prep for the School Year

In this episode, we take a final look at summer. Many families focus on three things during these last weeks: making memories developing routines,…
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Aug 4th, 2022 | 24:47

Are gaming and ESports Healthy for My Kid?

During the last few years, the gaming and Esports industry has exploded. Did you know that Esports viewership rivals that of traditional sports? Trevo…
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Jul 28th, 2022 | 34:41

Mental Health Series: Brain Patterns Can Be Changed to Enjoy Learning and Happiness

One of the reasons we don't change is that we don't recognize the fact that we live in patterns; we are all made up of regular, daily habits. In this…
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Jul 21st, 2022 | 28:17

Ways to Help your Kids Eat Well and Be Well

The Key to a healthy life is good nutrition. Children develop their eating patterns early in life, and these habits often continue into adulthood. Ea…
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Jul 14th, 2022 | 23:17

Special Episode: What to Expect After You Have Been Accepted to an Online School

Hear from three experienced families who share their experiences of enrolling in a Stride K12 powered school.
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Jul 6th, 2022 | 15:25

Is it Still Ok to be Patriotic Today?

We just celebrated the country’s birthday It is a good time to pause, and remember. Remembering why we can have opinions, why we can have choices, w…
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Jun 30th, 2022 | 19:51

Keeping Your Kids Active and Fitting Fitness into Your Summer and Life

In a world flooded with promises of instant gratification, shortcuts, quick fixes, and easy buttons, Chad Austin, a fitness trainer, offers help for p…
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Jun 24th, 2022 | 20:07

High School Kids Take On the Environment in a Nation Wide Innovation Challenge

Stride and the Nature Conservancy teamed up & invited students nationwide to join in on the first-ever Stride Innovation Challenge. Listen to the podc…
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Jun 16th, 2022 | 11:27

My Dad is No Joke!

Many Dads teach their children how to have fun, and how to laugh, and more importantly, they can be influences for good. They teach the value of lear…
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Jun 9th, 2022 | 16:13

What is the Role of the Parent in Online Education?

In this episode of “K12 On Learning,” we dig into the overall parent responsibility when you choose to school online. Learning Coach and mother of fou…
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Jun 2nd, 2022 | 18:49

2022 Grads on How Online Education Prepared Them for Their Future

In this episode, you will hear from two high school graduates, Perrena Stockard, a graduating senior from Indiana Digital Learning School, and Paige E…
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May 26th, 2022 | 25:34

A College Recruiter Discusses How To Help Teens Take A Step Forward On The Path To Their College & Career Dreams

In this podcast episode of “K12 On Learning,” you can discover how little mistakes or unknowns can take a big toll, especially when it comes to planni…
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May 18th, 2022 | 41:57

How Parents Can Help Prevent Suicide, Mental Health Series, Part 2

In this Part 2 podcast episode of “K12 On Learning,” the topic discussed is a serious one… "How Parents Can Help Prevent Suicide." The mental health s…
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May 12th, 2022 | 10:29

COVID Forced Big Changes in Nursing Technology and the Field is Wide Open!

In this podcast episode of “K12 On Learning,” experts from the field will discuss various aspects of nursing. With new and emerging innovative technol…
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May 5th, 2022 | 39:22

How to Build Your Child's Confidence, Mental Health Series, Part 1

This episode is Part 1 of our "K12 On Learning" Mental Health Series, focused specifically on building your child’s confidence. Listen now!
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Apr 28th, 2022 | 17:25

Online Classes Have Evolved--Has the Traditional Classroom?

In this podcast episode of “K12 On Learning,” you will hear a teacher, who is experienced in both online learning and traditional classroom environmen…
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Apr 21st, 2022 | 19:25

Teen Brothers Develop Financial Stock Trading Games for GenZ

In this episode, teen brothers, and entrepreneurs, from Stride talk about how they have created an opportunity to educate their peers on the world of…
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Apr 14th, 2022 | 15:41

A Voice from Ukraine Shares How to Become a Global Citizen, Ready to Serve

Lena, from Ukraine, encourages us to talk to our kids about the war and shares ways to become Global Citizens.
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Apr 7th, 2022 | 16:29

Will My Child Be Ready for Kindergarten in the Fall?

In this episode, learn about what makes young children ready for kindergarten and tips on how to prepare, from early learning specialist, Dr. Melissa…
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Mar 31st, 2022 | 15:35

Top Ten Tips for Test Taking to Help Calm Anxiety

In this podcast episode, our guests, Adelita Shepherd, an experienced test administrator, and Ben and Sarah, a 5th grader and 7th-grader help us share…
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Mar 23rd, 2022 | 15:37

The Value of Gaining Real-Life Job Experience as a High School Student

The Student Advisory Council is a 6-month paid internship, for Stride K12-powered students. And, Stride is looking for the next group to participate!…
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Mar 16th, 2022 | 18:15

The Importance of Entrepreneurship and Women's History

In this episode, small business owner, Debbie Glanton, shares her story of starting over and the importance of becoming an entrepreneur. #K12OnLearnin…
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Mar 10th, 2022 | 21:33

There Are Many Ways In Which A Child May Be Gifted

There are many ways in which a child can be gifted. In this podcast episode, Dr. Brandi Maynard discusses gifted education discovery! #K12OnLearning…
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Mar 2nd, 2022 | 17:53

Do Bedtime Stories Help the Connection of Language to Literacy?

In this episode, Ginny Murphy, Stride Teacher Development Specialist, shares ways to create a language-rich environment in your home or in the classro…
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Feb 24th, 2022 | 23:34

Children Need to Know About Money. It Gives Them Confidence in Their Future

Children need the security that financial understanding can provide. Joseph Okaly, a CFP, discusses how to involve children in developing a financial…
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Feb 16th, 2022 | 13:08

5 Words and 5 Educational Professionals Speak for Black History Month

We celebrate Black History Month on K12 On Learning with the voices of five Education professionals from Stride. Each will address a keyword frequent…
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Feb 9th, 2022 | 15:07

No Covid Slide Here, I Chose Consistency with an Online School

After two years of pandemic-driven decisions, parents are still concerned about consistency and educational growth for their children. In this episode…
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Feb 2nd, 2022 | 13:28

How to Help Your Student Find an Internship

Stride is celebrating a new internship portal where any Stride high school student can search, discover, and sign up for an internship. In this episod…
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Jan 26th, 2022 | 19:27

Does My Child's School Address Their Learning Needs and Interests?

It is National School Choice Week, a time where we shine a spotlight on effective K-12 education options for children. In this episode of K12 On Learn…
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Jan 21st, 2022 | 11:02

Any Student Anywhere Can S P E L L Success in this National Bee!

Stride is expanding its National Spelling Bee to ANY STUDENT ANYWHERE from any school. For more details on the powerful opportunity for kids, in this…
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Jan 14th, 2022 | 27:22

"Growing up Black in White" is a Story of Race and Hope

Dr. Martin Luther King's powerful message of equality and human potential will always be relevant and worthy of discussion. And while I was considerin…
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Jan 5th, 2022 | 15:46

A New Year to Celebrate Beginnings and a Look Back at Where We Have Been

Happy New Year! We continue to celebrate the exciting future of education and bring you ideas and experiences that will help your family be successfu…
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Dec 22nd, 2021 | 16:12

Deck The Halls, And Try To Sneak In Some Joy While You Are At It

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, 2021 | 14:12

Fly drones, Learn Comic Design, or Develop Your Own App with Stride Enrichment Programs!

The Stride Enrichment portfolio has doubled and now more than ever, students, adults, and even students not affiliated with a school powered by Stride…
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Dec 9th, 2021 | 14:15

Hear What Happens When a Bright Energetic Student Takes Over the Microphone!

Kaliyah Howard, a sixth-grader from Washington DC Friendship Public Charter School, takes over the K12 On Learning microphone and asks Stride Presiden…
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Dec 3rd, 2021 | 35:23

Nursing Shortage Solutions May Save the Day

Nurses make up the backbone of the U.S. healthcare industry. They are advocates for the patient and skilled care providers. Stride is taking on an im…
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Nov 11th, 2021 | 11:36

Joining This Virtual Village May Save your Sanity.

In this episode, we explore the benefits of the Learning Coach Community available on the K12 app. The community connects you with other learning coac…
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Nov 3rd, 2021 | 18:26

The ONE THING To Do if You Have a 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 Stride K12 Teacher/Trainer, as s…
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Oct 28th, 2021 | 27:54

Is There a Way to Escape Being Bullied? And What if Your Kid is the Bully?

Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying--everyone. Bullying may happen in schools, at the…
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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

Online Learning Worked For Our Family, and Our Kids Are Proof!

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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