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April 26, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Top Ways To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Stop what you’re doing and take a moment to think about where you would be without the amazing...

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April 24, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Should I Become a Teacher?

Career choices can be daunting. When you’re young, there is a lot of emphasis on the...

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April 20, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Classroom Spring Cleaning - Tips to Refresh for the Rest of the Year

When the snow melts away, when the trees bloom, when the sun stays out longer, it’s hard not to...

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April 11, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning SAT/ACT Test Prep

When high school students prepare for college, tests such as the SAT and ACT are essential first...

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February 7, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Communicate with Your Students Outside the Classroom

The state of technology allows us to have instant communication with each other over many types of devices. You can email someone at anytime. You can send a text message, send a tweet, post on their Facebook, and even call them up on the phone. It can put a lot of pressure on us all when there’s...

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February 2, 2017

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Coding in the Classroom: How to Introduce It

It’s becoming more and more clear that learning how to code will be essential for students looking for career success in their futures. The need to be able to code and understand the elements of computer science continues to spread through many different fields and professions.

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January 31, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Teacher Technology: Products that Help

The days of only needing a blackboard and lined gradebook are long gone. Teaching today requires instructors to be well-versed in technology. New tools that can help the busiest of educators make their jobs more efficient are continually developed and released.

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January 26, 2017

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Castle Learning Arrives in Ohio

It’s not secret that the great state of Ohio is home to some of the best educators working in the field today. Along with inspiring leadership from administrators across the state, parents know their children’s education is in great hands. While LeBron James may be considered “The King”, we’re...

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January 24, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Snow Days: How to Make the Most of it for Your Students

It’s the wee hours of the morning. The sun hasn’t even gotten its wake up call. Then the phone rings. The glorious salvation of a snow day.

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January 19, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Tools All Teacher's Lounges Need

The teacher’s lounge has always been a place of legends. As students, we wondered what happened behind those doors. Did teachers discuss their mutual students? Did they recharge their alien powers that led to us having so much homework? Or did they just drink coffee and grade our papers?

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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