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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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September 23, 2019

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Back-to-School Tips: Diving Back into Homework

Teachers often charge into the new school year ready to dive into lessons and acquaint students with their expectations and goals for the year. Most teachers rev up weeks before the official first day of school. Students, however, can find the transition more abrupt. After all, they just spent...

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September 12, 2019

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Castle Learning Integrates with LMS Services

A new school year means new opportunities for educators to upgrade their tools and make improvements to teaching methods. Castle Learning is continually offering new features and integrations to best support teachers.  

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September 10, 2019

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Teaching A Streetcar Named Desire with Castle Learning

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

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September 3, 2019

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Teaching The Glass Menagerie with Castle Learning

Tennessee Williams’ play, The Glass Menagerie, was first performed in 1944 and continues to be studied and performed regularly.  It is considered a “memory play” as the story is told from the view of Tom Wingfield about his time working and supporting his mother and sister in the city of St....

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August 27, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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New 2019 School Year Planning Tips for Teachers

After taking some time to relax and recharge, it’s time for teachers to start back to school planning. It’s the best way to enter the new year prepared. Here are some ways to take advantage of an open summer schedule and begin planning today.  

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August 23, 2019

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2019 Back To School Teaching Trends

When the morning bell rings and students hurry into school, we hope they come ready to succeed. Educators can help these students start on the right foot by focusing on cultivating expectations and attitudes that will translate to great learning. Creating a positive and productive culture in the...

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August 19, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Secrets For Teachers for an Amazing First Day

Most teachers, no matter how long they’ve been teaching, still have jitters on the first day of school. It’s only natural, since you’re meeting brand new students. Imagine what your students feel, if you as a professional are anxious and unsure.

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August 14, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Summer Skills: Keeping Students Engaged in Summer Reading

Summer vacation for many students is a time for play, part-time jobs, summer camp, and family trips - all positive ways to spend the break from school. Summer can also mean a lack of structure, which for many students doesn’t translate to time focused on improving skills for the following school...

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August 12, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Summer Teaching Skills Boot Camp: Stress Management for the New School Year

The end of summer means it’s time to say goodbye to a lighter schedule and hello to the busy and important work of the beginning of a new school year. While students will be dealing with their own levels of excitement, anxieties and expectations, teachers need to remember to mind their own...

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July 30, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Summer Teaching Skills Boot Camp: Multitasking

Revving up for a new school year is essential for all teachers returning to work after a summer break. While the summer might have been a wonderful time to recharge, teachers need to be ready to dive back into the busiest of workloads.  

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