eQUIP for October 20th

for the Academic Journey of e Schooling

eQUIP......Tools for empowering YOU, the Learning Coach!

OHVA realizes that the job of the Learning Coach is incredibly important. You partner alongside the OHVA teachers to help aid your student in the educational journey. You are a co-teacher, and one who dares to teach must never cease to learn. That is what eQUIP is all about...equipping you to be the best learning coach you can be as you guide your child on this educational journey.

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Making a Literacy Rich Home

What You Can Do

  • Organize a bookshelf for your child’s collection. A sturdy bookshelf located in an area accessible to your child is ideal. This way, he can reach books and use them without asking your permission. Having a special place for his books will demonstrate to your child that books are valuable.
  • Set up a writing area for your child. Having all of her materials in one accessible spot will encourage your young child or kindergartner to write. Having a special writing box or even a writing table or desk will help your child to see writing as an important activity.
  • Be a reader and writer yourself. One of the most effective ways to help children become readers and writers is to show them through your own example that you value literacy and that reading and writing have useful purposes. Make sure that you have a variety of printed and writing materials in your house that you use them on a regular basis, and that you talk to your child about what you are doing when you read and write.
  • Read more at the link below.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-tips/how-to-create-a-literate-home-young-child-and-kindergartner/

Top Ten Tips for New Learning Coaches

Ok, so what Learning Coach doesn't want tips to make life run smoother?

Even if you are a "seasoned" Learning Coach, I am sure this article could shed some helpful light on how to best go about the task of being your student's Learning Coach.

If you are a new Learning Coach, this one is without a doubt for you.

The decision to embrace virtual school is an exciting one, but it comes with a learning curve. That’s why I’ve assembled a few of my best tips for new learning coaches! http://blog.k12.com/teachers-voice/top-ten-tips-for-new-learning-coaches/#.WeZBultSzqA

Why Nice Kids Need to Learn to Stand Up for Themselves

A parent beams with pride when their child is polite, puts others first, and follows the rules. This is what we strive to teach our kids, but there comes a time when these nice kids need to assert themselves in a different manner. When faced with a bully, oftentimes these nice kids shy away from standing up for themselves in fear of “being too mean” or “getting into trouble.”

While their hearts are innocent and clearly in the right place, these children need guidance from parents and educators to know when it’s appropriate to speak firmly and defend themselves. Unfortunately, it is likely most kids will be faced with a situation where they will need to know how to appropriately stand up for themselves against a bully.

Read the Steps To Take here: http://www.learningliftoff.com/nice-kids-stand-up/#.WejlZVtSzqA

K12's Learning Coach University

K12 Learning Coach University™ was created to support the Learning Coaches who guide the schooling of their children at home. Click here to view the sessions.
Learning Coach Landing Page - Info You Need!

The new landing page for LC's! Check out the how-to here.

OHVA Boosters are on the move -- to host F2F events!

We are super excited that our trained OHVA Boosters will be able to host F2F events for families now! If you're interested, sign up below. When you sign up to host, we'll train you in an online session (Sept. 21 at 4 pm) and we'll send you a F2F Booster kit, too.
CLICK HERE to join OHVA Boosters!

What an amazing way to ENGAGE! Won't you join us?

eQUIP

eQUIP is specifically designed to help Learning Coaches successfully educate their Ohio Virtual Academy students.