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November 19, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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How Storytelling Can Help Students Learn Complex Concepts

Storytelling is a tried and true form of communicating big ideas to listeners. Whether it’s a...

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October 30, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Is Flexible Seating Right for Your Classroom?

Teachers use assigned seating in the classroom for many different reasons. It can help keep the...

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October 24, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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How You Can Help Hungry Students

The hard truth is that many students come to public schools hungry. Communities where families...

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October 21, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Using Castle Learning For High School Science

High School science is an essential part of every student’s foundational education. The sciences...

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November 19, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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How Storytelling Can Help Students Learn Complex Concepts

Storytelling is a tried and true form of communicating big ideas to listeners. Whether it’s a lesson in morality, conveying meaning of an experience, or even enlightening a listener on a topic, telling a story is a powerful and effective method to teach. Students enter the classroom already...

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October 30, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Is Flexible Seating Right for Your Classroom?

Teachers use assigned seating in the classroom for many different reasons. It can help keep the class organized and match the way teachers input grades, take attendance, and collect work from students. It can help with overall classroom management by placing students who distract others closer...

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October 24, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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How You Can Help Hungry Students

The hard truth is that many students come to public schools hungry. Communities where families are struggling often include children not getting the healthy nutrition they require. Trying to learn and excel at school is a struggle when students are hungry. What can teachers do to help?

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October 21, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Using Castle Learning For High School Science

High School science is an essential part of every student’s foundational education. The sciences are needed not only for earning a diploma, but also set students up for success in college and beyond.  Castle Learning offers science educators the tools and resources they need to best help their...

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October 15, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Using Castle Learning For Elementary English

Castle Learning offers tools and solutions to help educators teach Elementary English. Reading, writing, and grammar skills taught in elementary school pave the way for students’ future successes. The goal of Castle Learning’s Elementary English program is to assist teachers in creating a solid...

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October 7, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Three Key Elements of Staff Development

Schools are always looking for new professional development opportunities to help teachers and staff be more effective. As methodologies and practices continue to evolve, it’s up to administrators to set up avenues for their teachers to learn. Improving techniques and mastering methods ensures...

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October 3, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching Death of a Salesman with Castle Learning

Arthur Miller’s play, “Death of a Salesman,” was first released in 1949 and continues to be studied and performed regularly. The play challenges the concept of the “American Dream” as it follows an aging salesman who has not found the promise of success in his life as he expected. 

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September 27, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning Tips for Creating a Stress Free Classroom

Working can cause stress because of the high expectations we put upon ourselves to achieve.  Teachers know that though working in education is highly rewarding, it requires constant multitasking, from classroom management and instruction to teamwork and planning.   

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September 25, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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1:1 School Technology Initiative Overview

Technology continues to evolve into an essential tool for the classroom.  Regardless of grade or level, educators understand the importance of creating future-ready students and utilizing the innate tech-based skills children bring with them to school. Many school districts are launching 1:1...

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September 24, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Changing Grade Levels: What to Consider Before Making the Switch

The best teachers are the ones who always keep their skills sharp and seek out new challenges. The eagerness to continue to learn is the spirit we want to instill in students, and it starts with the teacher’s own drive.

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