Month: April 2020

The Epoch Times: California Students and Educators Share Their Distance Learning Experiences

As the world has shifted from outings to innings, schools and families have found themselves navigating the new environment of distance learning.   The Epoch Times contacted people involved with education in California, who shared their experiences with using distance learning for ongoing education during the pandemic. Amid the hardships and changes, people have found silver linings […]

Written by on April 28, 2020

Learn4Life’s Dr. Caprice Young Offers Best Practices for Working with Students Online While Maintaining Professional Etiquette

As educators delve into the world of remote and online learning, they need to retain professional boundaries to maintain a high level of support for students. Here are guidelines to help teachers and others maintain professional balance in an online education world.   1. Be a professional. You provide academic support and guidance to students, […]

Written by on April 28, 2020

Culinary Arts Remote Learning – Live Demo w/ Chef Simone Shapiro

  Learn4Life #CulinaryArts students recently joined a virtual demo with Chef Simone Shapiro, all the way from Jerusalem, Israel!   Students had the opportunity to ask questions individually, learning more about the industry, some tips & tricks, as well as learning more about Chef Shapiro. Q&A Session Highlights Q: What are some of your strengths […]

Written by on April 24, 2020

After Starting at Learn4Life, Jordan Knew She Would Never Drop Out

The more youngsters move around from school to school, the more likely they are to drop out. They have no continuity in their classes and as they bounce from school to school, they feel more isolated and often are a target for bullies. As a young child, Jordan remembers being happy and optimistic with a […]

Written by on April 23, 2020

Guidelines for Teachers to Avoid Pitfalls Teaching Online

  One of the great qualities of Learn4Life is the high level of in-person, student-to-adult bonding that consistently creates student persistence and success. Thanks to our flexible model, we were able to quickly transition from site-based learning to remote instruction for more than 23,000 students and their teachers, counselors and tutors. But, as educators delve […]

Written by on April 22, 2020

Autism Awareness Month – Meet John, a Non-verbal Autistic

As a non-verbal autistic, John found that traditional high schools were not willing to accommodate his needs for success. He and his mom found Learn4Life – and that’s where he found his voice. When John’s mother was told by a respected university neurology specialist that her son was severely mentally retarded, she didn’t believe it […]

Written by on April 22, 2020

After COVID-19: Let’s Build Back Better

Education has been turned upside down in recent weeks and we should never go back to the way things were before. Let’s look at this as a helpful interruption to inadequate policies and practices that have been largely unchallenged. Policies that have been harmful to disadvantaged students and their families. We have had needed changes […]

Written by on April 22, 2020