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August 20, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Back-To-School Tips: How to Multitask

Revving up for a new school year is essential for all teachers returning to work after a summer...

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August 16, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Back-To-School Tips: Stress Management

The end of summer means it’s time to say goodbye to a lighter schedule, and hello to the busy...

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August 13, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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The Latest Trends in Teacher Professional Development

The mark of a high quality teacher is one who constantly challenges himself to learn and explore...

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August 9, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Back To School Planning

After taking some time to relax and recharge, it’s time for teachers to start back to school...

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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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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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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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April 4, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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