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February 23, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Rethinking Homework

It’s not clear who was the first teacher to assign homework, but certainly generations of school...

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February 16, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Ways to Make Classic Literature Work in the Social Media Age

Students have plenty of places to give their attention that doesn’t include their reading...

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February 14, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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How to Help Shy Students Make their Voices Heard

We all know that student, the one who sits in the back and never raises his/her hand and mumbles...

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February 9, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Start The Day Off Right: The Best Morning Rituals For Teachers

The adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a reminder to not rush out the...

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January 17, 2017

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How to Create Effective Assessments

Effective assessments are the key to a teacher’s understanding of student progress. Teachers know you should never test students for the sake of testing. Instead, build assessments that maximize students’ learning and mastery of subjects.

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January 12, 2017

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How Castle Learning's Physical Education Program Helps Students

Physical Education has come a long way from the days of calisthenics and dodgeball. A well-rounded education requires students to learn about personal, physical, and mental health that can be the building blocks to a healthy life full of positive self-esteem. With these skills developed,...

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January 10, 2017

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How Learning Algebra Now Helps Students Achieve Later

When it comes to arithmetic, it’s necessary to prove its value and practicality to students. Thankfully, many real world applications exist for students to practice counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. If only it were that easy to engage students in other essential math...

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January 10, 2017

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Modern Ways of Teaching Historic Lessons

Social Studies and History teachers know that engaging their students with the past is key to a successful class. While teachers fully grasp the importance of knowing and understanding the past and how events shape our modern society, many students just see textbooks, notes, dates, and a whole...

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January 6, 2017

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How Castle Learning Helps Teachers

It goes without saying that teachers work tirelessly on instructional plans to ensure they are cultivated to help their students grow academically, but this doesn’t mean it’s easy. Teachers will always come across many challenges. A resource like Castle Learning by their side can help them...

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January 5, 2017

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2016 District Administration Top 100 Product

As the new year begins, Castle Learning is proud to be recognized by District Administration as a 2016 Top 100 Product.  

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January 3, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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The Benefits of Kids Learning a Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language is a priceless opportunity for children. This type of education not only influences and helps students in their own primary language learning, but offers them the opportunity to learn about other cultures, preps them for a global future, and can imbue them with added...

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January 2, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Top Tips for Implementing New Curriculum

Teachers know that in order to work at their highest level they need to be ever evolving. Professional development, conferences, working with other educators, and learning about new edtech are part of the journey of being a teacher. As the journey unfolds, many lesson plans become tried and true...

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December 27, 2016

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Jeff Hersh

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New Year's Resolutions for Teachers

The calendar for this year is almost done. While for most people this means the start of a brand new year, teachers know it means this school year is halfway to the finish line.

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December 22, 2016

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How Castle Learning Can Help with Differentiating Instruction

Every classroom is original, thanks to many types of students that come to learn each day. Teachers are well aware how these variations can create a wonderful mix of opportunities to develop lessons and assessments that best suit the differing needs. Teachers are also aware of the time and...

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