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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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April 4, 2018

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How To Improve Your Math Skills

Math skills are essential for students of every age and learning level. Math is a core subject and teaches students practical skills as well as critical thinking and quantitative analysis skills. However, math classes can move fast to cover all the material, and it’s not uncommon for students to...

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March 30, 2018

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Introducing Time on Task Report

Online testing, assignments, and assessments are important tools for teachers to use with their students that take advantage of the technology students are using everyday. It promotes continued learning outside the classroom, and keeps students accountable for their progress. It allows teachers...

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March 27, 2018

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Play in the Classroom - When Should It End?

The role of play in the classroom is crucial for students to help them discover, apply new concepts and expand skills and knowledge. However, the constant push towards standardized testing beginning in Kindergarten has resulted in less playing to learn in classrooms across the country.

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March 22, 2018

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Teaching 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' with Castle Learning

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, was an important book during the Harlem Renaissance. Published in 1937, the novel explores many themes like love, autonomy, a black woman's struggles in a white man’s world, and self-discovery.

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March 19, 2018

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Benefits of Personalized Learning

Educators are increasingly aware that student-centric methods of learning are key to helping all students reach their highest potential. Differentiated learning activities and independent skill building let teachers personalize the learning for each student.

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March 14, 2018

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Methods to Improve Reading Skills

Reading skills are essential for student success. Fortunately, reading can easily be embedded into any lesson plan. There’s never a wrong time to practice and improve reading skills. Here are some simple methods to help students improve this essential element of learning.

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March 9, 2018

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Castle Learning Middle School Curriculum: Science

Castle Learning knows administrators and teachers are looking for a variety of ways to help students of every grade level in every subject area. That’s why Castle Learning offers many options.

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March 7, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How To Innovate Stale Lesson Plans

All teachers know there are times during the year when they teach lesson plans that feel like they’ve taught a million times. Teachers spin many plates in the air at once. You teach all day, grade constantly, conference with parents, students, and administrators, and work on professional...

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March 1, 2018

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Castle Learning Pricing - How Does it Work?

The outstanding tools, benefits, and value Castle Learning offers educators makes it hard to believe how cost-effective it can be for schools, districts, and individual teachers. There are different plans available depending on the needs of the educator.

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February 27, 2018

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Teaching The Great Gatsby with Castle Learning

The Great Gatsby is one of the most taught American novels. It transports readers to a vibrant era of American history, the Jazz Age. It also examines the American Dream, the belief that a person can come from a lower economic background and reinvent themselves with success. It’s a story that...

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