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Why I Sailed the World For Education – Skipper Rich Wilson

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I never had any interest racing in the Vendée Globe. The course is around the world, single-handed, non-stop. It’s too hard, too long, too dangerous and the boats are too far from land for help. Yet, the unique symbolism of the Vendée Globe is that it actually circles the world, and thus offers a chance to create a global school program.

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Equality During the Equinox Doesn’t Add Up – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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I think equality is important. That is why I love math. To have one set of numbers balance another set of numbers is the most perfect outcome of all. So imagine my surprise when I learned that the time of year when we celebrate having the same amount of daylight as nighttime is not equal at all!

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FasTracKids Celebrates International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. CEO Nancy Faunce spoke about women in education and how they have shaped FasTracKids.

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Finding Voice Through Video; A Child’s Public Speaking Journey

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When faced with speaking in front of peers, children (and adults) are often either eager to share their thoughts or anxious to perform the task. Because public speaking anxiety often starts with shyness as a child and it can impact their future, it is important for parents and teachers to address this challenge at an early age.

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International Mother Language Day

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. I hold this day close to my heart. My father was a native Spanish speaker growing up in the Southwest United States in the 1960s and was a victim of an often told tale about being belittled, ill-treated and isolated for speaking Spanish, his native language.

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What Skills Make Up A Future Engineer? VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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Does your child build with blocks, design creative inventions or solve problems? Chances are the skills they are developing translate to what’s needed in today’s engineering jobs. These skills, along with other important 21st century learning skills, are what FasTracKids programs focus on.

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Teamwork Lessons With Rich

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Skipper Rich Wilson has taught us many incredible lessons so far on his trek around the world. In the Adventure At Sea program, Rich receives support from teams of inquisitive students around the world while he sails in the Vendée Globe race. As part of the program, students learn about the different the importance of teams and support of others.

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Turning Passive TV Into Active Learning

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This year marks the 20th celebration of World Television Day. The commemoration was proclaimed after numerous countries gathered for the first World Television Forum in 1996. In that historical fellowship, influential media personalities banded together and discussed the significance of television for spreading information and real-time broadcasting of important events in different parts of the planet.

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Set Sail for an Adventure of a Lifetime – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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When FasTracKids CEO Nancy Faunce excitedly informed the corporate office that we were partnering with a sailor in the Vendée Globe, I had to perform a Google search on what the “Vendée Globe” was.

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FasTracKids Halloween Characters

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Happy Halloween from FasTracKids! We have a fun activity that involves your child’s favorite FasTracKids characters and how you can make them come to life.

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