5 GREAT TIPS TO HELP YOUR KIDS ACE REMOTE LEARNING
Posted: October 06, 2020
As the new school year begins, parents everywhere are facing new challenges and tougher choices than ever before. While every situation is different, and many parents are comfortable sending their children back to school, others are opting to take advantage of distance-learning or hybrid-learning opportunities, at least temporarily, so they can be sure they have chosen the safest possible learning environment. But this decision brings with it a whole new set of uncertainties for parents and students alike. How can parents keep their students focused and engaged without becoming full-time teachers or supervisors? If you’ve considered going in this direction, have no fear. We’ve gathered some tips from top experts to help make your distance-learning journey a little easier, remove some of the stress, and create a great learning experience for your child.
Establish a Routine
This is probably the most important (and obvious) factor of them all. Kids thrive on structure, and younger kids need more of it. Establishing and sticking to a schedule and a routine will enable great habits which in turn will lead to better results. You can build-in some flexibility, and it’s important to take breaks, but a schedule that at least somewhat resembles a normal school day will help keep your kids on track from the beginning.
Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset
Posted: February 12, 2020
In our martial arts practice, one of the main areas of focus for our members of all ages is self-development and mindset.
Definition of “Mindset”
The dictionary defines the term mindset as “the established set of attitudes held by someone”.
5 Goal Setting Mistakes That You're Probably Making
Posted: January 17, 2020
We are one week into the new year, and that means resolutions. Lots of them. How are yours going so far? Are you making any of these 5 sure-to-fail mistakes?
Setting goals gives us a clear direction forward to achieving them. But there are a few common mistakes that can quickly derail your progress! For example, studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed and been forgotten by February 15, so be sure to keep these in mind and you’ll be far more likely to reach your goals!
If you think you are making any of the following mistakes, there is still plenty of time to get back on track and hit your january goals!
What Is Functional Strength Training - And How Can I Benefit?
Posted: November 27, 2019
By Sarah Kroes
You may have heard the fitness term Functional Strength Training. Before you walk into the studio and join a class, let’s learn what you are signing up for!
Functional Strength Training is defined as using resistance (ex. bodyweight, dumbbells, resistance bands, etc.) to strengthen your muscles.
Why Martial Arts for Kids
Posted: November 25, 2019
Parents are faced with many choices for activies for their children. With extra-curriclar offerings at school, and options in our communities - there is no shortage of things to do, and places to be. When choosing an activity for your kids, their interest pays a large part. We want them to learn and enjoy what they do, but we also want them to benefit with more than just a fun activity. Check out some of the great benefits of martial arts for kids!
Fosters Self-Discipline One of the central tenets of all forms of martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
Boosts Socialization Skills Kids who don't always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends in a room filled with peers with a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but kids in martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven training can also foster camaraderie, as kids pair off and build their skills together.