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March 20, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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The Emotional Benefits of Friendly Fridays

After a long week of learning, who can blame teachers and students for thinking about the...

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March 13, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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The Benefits of Credit Recovering Programs for Schools

Not all students succeed under the parameters set by schools and districts. There are many...

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March 11, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Door Greeting Trends - Should You Hop on Board?

A teacher’s day is busy, there’s no question about it. A typical day is jam packed with prep,...

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March 9, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning’s New Features & Enhancements – March 2019

Castle Learning is excited to announce these updates to help teachers.

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December 28, 2018

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Scott Fischer

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Castle Learning’s Exciting New Features

Castle Learning is excited to announce three new features to help teachers.

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December 26, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Ways to Use Technology for District Developed Assessments

It’s becoming more essential for school districts to develop assessments that are standard for all their schools. Beyond state exams, data from benchmark tests allows districts to compare classes and students, as well as to identify which areas need to be developed more to reach expectations....

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December 10, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Do Report Cards Tell The Whole Story?

Report cards are traditionally known as the final word on a student’s performance. For many, the final grade printed on the report card represents the totality of the student’s success or lack thereof. However, the report card doesn’t always tell the full story of a student’s progress. It’s...

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December 5, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Using the Classroom to Help Others This Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, teachers everywhere know their students’ attention will be stretched with the anticipation of winter break. Even teachers themselves may be checking the calendar more often as they prepare for holiday celebrations of their own. This extra enthusiasm can be used by both...

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November 29, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning Can Now Integrate with the LMS Schoology

A Learning Management System (LMS) provides teachers a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance. Schoology is an LMS that makes teaching and learning easier.

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November 29, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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The Importance of Art in Schools

Art in schools is important because it helps develop students in ways beyond numbers and facts. There is so much to be gained from students engaging in fine arts, visual arts, performance and music. Here are examples of how art in schools creates a stronger academically focused student.

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November 14, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How Mistakes Help Students Learn

When a student responds to a question or assignment, the teacher then looks at the response to determine if the answer is right or wrong. What seems like a simple process is actually more complicated because the teacher must think about how and why the student came to their answer.

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November 8, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Differentiated Instruction Strategies

Teachers today understand students’ needs vary. Each student comes to class with a different level of engagement, personality and learning abilities. The key is to identify the various avenues of success that can be implemented in each lesson, allowing all the different types of students to...

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November 2, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching The Crucible with Castle Learning

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a stage play that originally premiered in 1953. It dramatizes a partial fiction version of the real-life witch trials that occurred in Massachusetts in the years 1692 and 1693. How does a play from over 65 years ago, about an event over 300 years ago, still...

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October 29, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Midterm Elections: Encouraging Students to Participate in Democracy

The Midterm Elections have stirred up a lot of interest and debate in the media. Politics has twenty-four-hour coverage in papers, television news, podcasts, and on social media. While most students won’t be able to vote until after they graduate high school, it doesn’t mean they should be shut...

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