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November 14, 2018 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...

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November 8, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Differentiated Instruction Strategies

Teachers today understand students’ needs vary. Each student comes to class with a different...

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November 2, 2018 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...

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October 29, 2018 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...

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June 19, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Top 10 Support Questions for Castle Learning

Castle Learning realizes learning a new software program isn't all that different from the first day on a new campus. Our technical support team is comprised of attentive "tour guides" from the moment you enroll, and we're only a phone call, email or online chat session away.

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June 16, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Continuing Education: Summer Science Experiments

Summer is an amazing time for kids to learn, discover and explore. Warm days, long nights and vacation opportunities provide an ideal landscape for those messy science experiments you often put off during the school year. Here are some ideas to get your kids thinking this summer.

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June 13, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Summer Maintenance Time for Your Castle Learning Account

For many educators, summer is a time to reflect and recharge. It’s also an ideal time for some professional maintenance. This can be in the form of cleaning out files, developing new lessons, and making sure all your tools are ready for the new school year. Summer is a prime time to go into your...

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June 6, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning Literature Passage: Fahrenheit 451

The shelf life of the Science Fiction genre comes into play as we move into the “future” these works of literature once envisioned. The dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, published originally in 1953, gave readers a look into a future where books were outlawed and firemen actually created fires to...

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June 4, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Summer Packet Challenge: Using Technology to Keep Students Academically Fresh Over the Summer

The summer months can be an ideal time for students to socialize at camps, to discover new places on family vacations, and to take a well-deserved break playing outside, reading books for fun and seeing movies. Making sure students stay academically fresh doesn’t have to be a challenge. There...

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May 31, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Tips for Engaging Students in Summer Reading

Summer vacation for many students is a time for play, part-time jobs, summer camp, and family trips - all positive ways to spend the break from school. Summer can also mean a lack of structure, which for many students doesn’t translate to time focused on improving skills for the following school...

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May 30, 2018

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Scott Fischer

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Key Elements to User Account Maintenance

The summer break provides time for the teacher and administrator to conduct personal user account maintenance.  The following maintenance points can make your Castle Learning experience more enjoyable throughout the school year.  

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May 23, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Reflective Questions for Teachers at the End of the School Year

After the final bell rings and the students have left for the summer, teachers have a limited amount of time to close down their classrooms before they too must leave for summer break. This is a hectic time of the year, filled with returning materials, breaking down the classroom, and making...

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May 14, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Literature Passage: A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire is a landmark American play written by Tennessee Williams. It opened on stage in 1947. The play depicts a post-World War II New Orleans, exploring the changes in society in that time. America came out of the war with new optimism and would march towards many social...

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May 10, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Promoting Coping Skills In Youth

Students come to school to learn and excel in a variety of subject areas. These skills are foundational and needed to prepare them for future grade levels, college and the workforce. However, it’s also important for schools develop a safe space for students to learn how to cope emotionally....

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