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What and Why We Teach: Daily Growth, Balanced Learning

What and Why We Teach: Daily Growth, Balanced Learning

At Almond Acres Charter Academy, we believe an education that addresses all aspects of a child’s life creates balanced, happy learners.  In fact, our scholastic mission is to help students succeed academically and socially by educating the whole child: heart, mind,...

A Guide to Tuition-Free, Public Charter Schools in California

A Guide to Tuition-Free, Public Charter Schools in California

Are you looking at school options for your child in California? Parents often ask what education options are available for their children in grades K-12.  It can be hard to know what is the correct choice because there are many options available to parents, their...

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

“We must never become too busy sawing to take time to sharpen the saw.” Dr. Stephen R. Covey We all use tools to help us throughout our day. The condition and quality of those tools are essential to how we perform: a sushi chef requires sharp knives for the perfect...

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

Have you heard teachers or staff refer to PBIS? PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It's an evidence-based three-tiered framework we use to establish our school culture and support each other in becoming the best version of ourselves. It...

How to Develop Courage in Your Child

How to Develop Courage in Your Child

It just takes an ounce of courage to be a better version of ourselves and live life more fully. Courage is that extra step just outside of comfort that leads us to a more fulfilling life and unexpected victories. Courage builds character, stretches capacity, and...

Ask More Questions, Give Fewer Answers

Ask More Questions, Give Fewer Answers

When I was a boy I was often reprimanded for asking too many questions. I wanted to know why, where, who, when, and what. When my enthusiastic questioning was squelched, I can remember second guessing my intelligence because I had a lot of questions and needed answers.
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