Here are 3 real-world lessons students will learn

JJ Rosen, Special to Nashville Tennessean
Published 5:00 a.m. ET Sept. 14, 2020 | Updated 4:03 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2020

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Fall semester, winter break, spring semester, summer break – repeat.

It’s a comforting and predictable pattern that takes most of us through our formative years. There’s an 8:00 a.m. bell, class, lunch, some more class, and then we are dismissed for the day.

At the time, I felt a bit trapped by the daily and seasonal cadence of school. I couldn’t wait to get into the work world where I would finally have at least some choice about when I would work hard and when I would take a break. 

Then, after a year out of school, I realized I was struggling with time management. With no one telling

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Virtual schooling offers work skills, real-world lessons

JJ Rosen, Special to Nashville Tennessean, USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms in Tennessee
Published 5:00 a.m. CT Sept. 11, 2020

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Fall semester, winter break, spring semester, summer break — repeat.

It’s a comforting and predictable pattern that takes most of us through our formative years.  There’s an 8 a.m. bell, class, lunch, some more class, and then we are dismissed for the day.

At the time, I felt a bit trapped by the daily and seasonal cadence of school.  I couldn’t wait to get into the work world where I would finally have at least some choice about when I would work hard and when I would take a break. 

Then, after a year out of school, I realized I was struggling with time management. With no one telling me when to take a break, I would overwork on weekends and be tired during the week.  In my eagerness to

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