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Do online science classes have lab work?

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jul 6, 2015 7:30:00 AM

It’s hard to imagine science classes without hands-on laboratory work. Since all our classes at Sterling Academy are online, parents sometimes wonder whether their child will miss out on this valuable part of the science education experience. There is no reason to worry, though, because modern technology enables us to ensure our online students get personalized, realistic laboratory experiences. 

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Understanding The Role Of Revisionist History In The Classroom

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jul 11, 2011 8:39:00 PM
Submitted by Robert Strodtbeck, Social Studies Teacher At Sterling.Academy

The great thing about studying history at this time is that, due to the easy access that the Internet allows to documents and references, we can gain access to the complete historical record of the world with a few keystrokes.  We only need to develop our focus and purpose so that our keystrokes have meaning.

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Studying math online...but why do I need math?

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jun 14, 2011 12:33:00 AM

Submitted by Nicole Gerace, Mathematics teacher at Sterling Academy

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Improving Your Creative Writing Skills

Posted by Sterling Staff on Jun 9, 2011 11:09:00 AM
Submitted by Ricki Lee Silverman, Creative Writing teacher at Learner High School

One of the best ways to become a writer is to thoroughly immerse yourself in the style of a writer you admire.  Serious writing students have been known to copy out in longhand their favorite poems as well as selections from their favorite books and stories. Like walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, these copying experiences figuratively help you walk in someone else’s mind.  You start to understand the ebb and flow of that writer’s style, right down to the use of commas and colons.

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Advantages Of Learning Spanish

Posted by Sterling Staff on May 20, 2011 11:25:00 PM
Faculty article by Jessica Mauger, Sterling Academy Spanish Teacher

Throughout my years in foreign language education, I’ve had the privilege of teaching many types of students, some more eager to learn the Spanish language than others. Because two years of foreign language is required in some programs in order to graduate from high school, I understand that I will come across many students who are only taking Spanish simply because they have to fulfill a requirement. For these students, Spanish class is an obligation and nothing more -- and that’s okay.  However, I want to address and encourage the students who are enrolled in Spanish courses and who are eager to learn, not only because it’s a requirement, but because they are truly interested in communicating in another language.  

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