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Students, Teachers, Parents & RE@L Find Some “Silver-Lining” Remedies in the Midst of this Pandemic: “Rx: Patience, Kindness, a Sense of Humor and Some Great Tips!”

by | May 24, 2020 | RE@L StudentCorner | 0 comments

RE@L-logo_Corp_TM_New-Tag_8-15-17_CMYK-300x127RE@LBlog is proud to share with our readers some of the many insightful and helpful comments we received this past weekend.  Thank You!

RE@L depends on our readers to improve not only our RE@LBlog, but also our new RE@L LearningProducts™.  Already we have made free to our readers our successful middle school student anti-vaping product; 1UP On Vaping.

Soon to come to our schools are our powerful package of STEM products. the first product will address the critical issues of Water Quality, our Hands-on & Heads-on™ project-based learning experience.

RE@LSTEM™ teaching and learning insures  both teachers and students are a key piece of the water quality explorations and findings.

RE@L relies on its users and readers. So we asked for input in our Blog comments section last week. Here are some excerpts from the responses we received:

First comment comes from longtime teacher/professor and published author, Paul Kotz:

Unknown-1“There are many phenomenal stories of people coping in this pandemic. I know it will get better. When things are going very well, it will eventually change for the worse. The converse is also true. When we are in a low ebb or in a time of struggle, it will eventually change and conditions will improve…..

As a teacher, being flexible, setting high expectations, being surprising, engaging through the use of discussion boards, synchronous and asynchronous ways of expression, blogs, and capturing your group’s attention with a Zoom session can bring people together. Realize that being online too much can burn people out, but if there are a variety of activities it can be an enjoyable time for both teachers and students. Much of this comes down to patience and kindness, and a sense of humor.

Regardless of the times we are in we can make a day brighter and possibly save lives by just being kind and less angry. We recognize and appreciate your efforts, and the world benefits.”

RE@L says: Superb and upbeat call to action, Paul! Thanks, too, for your many fine contributions on FaceBook.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext terse and pithy comment comes from Ruth King, a mother and grandmother who has helped many a youngster:

“Students need more online options! It’s essential to their success…”

RE@L adds: Online learning products are essential to us here at RE@L: Online is the only way we deliver our products and resources, tested and ready for both teachers and students.

Others who commented indicated their appreciation for helpful information and results that work.

DaleHere’s another response we received from our RE@L’s Chairman of the Board, Dale LaFrenz:
“At RE@L, we strive to keep up with all the exciting events impacting the new K12 Ed Tech market. RE@L is keenly aware of the turmoil in the K12 Ed Tech market. Our company is rapidly going to market with a new product that is just going into the middle-schools of America.
1_up_banner_3-04-1024x355RE@L’s first product “1UP ON Vaping” is  not yet  available to other schools.
RE@L-STEM-icon_RGBWe are still in the “testing” mode for our STEM products to assure our customers that we have an effective teaching and learning product. RE@L plans to release the first in a series of STEM products this coming school 2020-2021.

RE@L listens to YOU!


Keep those comments coming folks! It helps everyone who cares about new, online ways for more students to learn more….and better! RE@L, too!

Simply Click HERE to send your comment, suggestion or question

Thank YOU! 


Randy Nelson & Dale LaFrenz


/// Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L, Inc and one of the founders of MECC, Inc - the Minnesota company that brought “Oregon Trail” and more than a hundred products to millions of K12 students across the world. HIs RE@L Inc continues to serve K12 as a LearningProduct "launching pad" for schools, online learning and the rapidly growing STEM market. /// Randy Nelson recently joined RE@L as a BlogMeister and Director of Education for RE@L's new STEM-based LearningProducts. Randy has long been an advocate for more positive, effective changes in K-12 teaching and learning, from his teaching days to his former career as a Superintendent who positively reformed the school district of LaCrosse Wisconsin.w