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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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December 20, 2016

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Top 5 Tips to Keep Students Focused During the Holiday Season

The last few weeks of the calendar year are always a wonderfully chaotic time. There is so much to do in both our professional and personal lives. It’s the perfect time of year to reflect and be thankful for the great things in our lives.

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December 17, 2016

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How an Active Classroom Can Help Students Focus

Think back to when you were a student. Remember those afternoon classes? You’ve just had lunch, a full morning of various assignments and tests, and now the afternoon sun is glaring through the window. The classroom is a little too warm. And your teacher is at the front of the room, dictating...

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December 16, 2016

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Classroom Engagement Tips for Science Teachers

It’s true that when it comes to science classes, students need to learn and memorize a lot of facts, theories, truths, and core elemental realities. They have to prove concepts, often with hands-on lab work. This is where the possibility of true excitement lies.

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December 13, 2016

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10 Questions with... Matt Miller, author of Ditch That Textbook

We're excited to introduce a new series in our blog called "10 Questions with..." Each blog will feature Education Technology influencers, movers and shakers in a candid 10 question interview. We hope to provide insight into how the industry of technology in the classroom is changing, how they...

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December 9, 2016

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Top Five Reasons Why Lord of the Flies Should Still Be Taught

We recently went through our classic ELA library and thought it was the perfect time to reflect on books ELA educators have been teaching for a generation. Are these literary works still relevant? Is it time to pack these books in the storage closet and turn to more modern Young Adult novels to...

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December 2, 2016

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5 Things Successful Teachers Do Everyday

The most successful teachers are the ones who are able to push themselves and their students to reach their highest levels of achievements.

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November 30, 2016

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5 Best Podcasts for Teachers

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November 24, 2016

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Technology in the Classroom: Why it's Beneficial

As we continue to journey deeper into the 21st Century, the technology we use in our lives only becomes more prevalent. While some still yearn for more simple, analog times, the reality is quickly evolving technology gives us tools to improve our entertainment, travel, and work. The education...

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November 23, 2016

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What Teachers Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving, and while teachers may be secretly most thankful for a four-day weekend to catch up on work, life, and rest, we know there are a few more things teachers are super thankful they have in their lives.

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November 22, 2016

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Castle Learning Literature Sets for High School - How to Use Them as a Supplemental Resource

Every English teacher knows a student's full immersion and understanding of text requires more than just reading and discussing. Written text triggers reactions and thoughts that students must learn to effectively communicate and prove with evidence. Supplemental resources are key to helping...

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