summer learning loss
Although students deserve a vacation, the entire summer is a long time to go without educational activities and stimulation. While this impacts a wide range of children, it can be particularly challenging for students of high-school age. What is the solution?
During the school year, my kids learn about a whole spectrum of countries and culture. It seems their world is much broader then, with windows on places from Armenia to Zambia. Yet as the summer passes, I often see my kids' world's shrinking -- particularly since we don't have the budget to travel overseas.