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May 14, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Literature Passage: A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire is a landmark American play written by Tennessee Williams. It opened on...

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May 10, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Promoting Coping Skills In Youth

Students come to school to learn and excel in a variety of subject areas. These skills are...

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May 7, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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How to Handle End-of-the School Year Stress for Teachers

Many people think the weeks leading up to the last day of school means teachers have a glorious...

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May 1, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Preparing for Finals

Spring is here, which means students and teachers have their sights set on summer. Before the...

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May 14, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Literature Passage: A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire is a landmark American play written by Tennessee Williams. It opened on stage in 1947. The play depicts a post-World War II New Orleans, exploring the changes in society in that time. America came out of the war with new optimism and would march towards many social...

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May 10, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Promoting Coping Skills In Youth

Students come to school to learn and excel in a variety of subject areas. These skills are foundational and needed to prepare them for future grade levels, college and the workforce. However, it’s also important for schools develop a safe space for students to learn how to cope emotionally....

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May 7, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Handle End-of-the School Year Stress for Teachers

Many people think the weeks leading up to the last day of school means teachers have a glorious summer break in their sights. The truth is, the end of the school year can actually be the most stressful for teachers. In addition to normal lessons and prep work, there are final grades to prepare,...

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May 1, 2018

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Preparing for Finals

Spring is here, which means students and teachers have their sights set on summer. Before the vacation can begin, there are finals. Final exams require students to show mastery on everything they learned this school year. It’s important to take the appropriate amount time to study, review and...

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April 26, 2018

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Managing Political Movements in Your Classroom

Politics is often a hot-button issue. The current state of affairs makes it feel extra divisive. Students come from homes with varying points of view, which offer differ from family to family. It’s up to the teacher to monitor conflicts that may arise, and to create a safe space where these...

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April 24, 2018

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Castle Learning Feature: DBQ and Source Writing Overview

The DBQ and Source Writing assessments allow students to read, synthesize and respond to direct historical text sources, documents and materials. Students can read the documents and excerpts and respond to prompts with in-depth responses to demonstrate mastery and critical thinking.

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April 20, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning Feature: Extended Reply Questions

Castle Learning offers many options for teachers to review, pre-test, and assess their students with an ever growing database of questions. These questions range in type and levels and include answers, hints, and reasons to help students learn as they go.

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April 19, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Prep for the New York Regents Exams

High school students in New York know that the arrival of Spring means it’s time to start preparing for their end of the year Regents exams. Regents exams are benchmarks in the major subject areas and are required for students to pass. Students can succeed on these exams by taking advantage of...

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April 12, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Importance of Improving Vocabulary Skills in a Student's Academic Achievement

Vocabulary skills are foundational requirements for students to reach high academic achievement. A strong vocabulary allows students to accurately express themselves and better understand concepts across all subject matters. The stronger a student’s vocabulary skills are, the more likely they...

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April 10, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching 'Of Mice and Men' with Castle Learning

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is an American-classic novel examining friendship, alliances, and the struggles of migrant workers during the Great Depression. It was published in 1937. Lennie and George’s unlikely bond and friendship faces the challenges and hardships of realizing the...

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