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February 15, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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How Castle Learning Can Help with Brain Based Learning

Based on the latest scientific studies of the brain and how it learns, some educators are...

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February 12, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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When Social and Emotional is More Important Than Academics

Social and emotional skills are essential for children, not only in navigating the classroom and...

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February 9, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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How to Use Castle Learning's Video Tutorials

Castle Learning offers many options for teachers to discover how they can personalize and...

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February 5, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Flip the Script: Letting Students be the Teachers

Teachers know how much work goes into preparing a lesson. They also know the amount of research,...

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November 10, 2017

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AP Physics Now on Castle Learning

AP courses challenge high school students with collegiate level material. When they pass the AP tests, it translates to college credits. AP Physics is an introductory college-level Physics course. It helps cultivate students’ understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations by...

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November 7, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Reasons To Teach 'Night' by Elie Wiesel

Night, originally published in 1956, is Elie Wiesel's personal, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps in 1944-1945, the final year of the Holocaust.

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October 30, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Parental Engagement - Five Steps to Creating a Parental Participation Plan

Parental Engagement is a key component to student success. However, many parents have obstacles, including work and family, that make it difficult to play a large part in their children’s education. Schools can create bridges for parents to more readily be a part of the process. First, create a...

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October 26, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Pre and Post Instruction Tests

Pre- and post-testing are an invaluable part of instruction. The results help both teachers and students become more efficient and reach higher levels of success. Pre- and post-tests are great tools to measure the value of a lesson or program of study. They allow the teacher to analyze results...

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October 23, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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SAT and ACT Preparation Integration with Method Test Prep

When high school students prepare for college, tests like the SAT and ACT are essential first steps. College prep tests serve as watermarks for colleges and universities to assess which high school students best meet the requirements to succeed at their school.

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October 19, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching Physical Education With Technology

When it comes to Physical Education, the expectation is it can only be taught in a gym or on a field. The truth is there are useful ways to implement technology into students’ physical education. The parameters of curriculum go far beyond the rules of sports and methods of exercise. In today's...

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October 16, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Using Technology to Support English Assessment

Teaching English Language Arts typically involves successful traditional methods that include peer discussions, reader response journals, quizzes, writing conferences, essay responses, and oral presentations. As students continue to enter the English classroom with high levels of technological...

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October 11, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning's New Keyword Search

Castle Learning continues to enhance the user experience. The new Keyword Search function is designed to help users quickly and efficiently find content by typing a word or series of words in the search box. Specific questions dealing with the keywords will be instantly collected for use in...

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October 5, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Differentiate Instruction for STEM

Teachers today know the need to adjust instruction to meet the needs of all types of learners, and not just create one level of expectations. This means they need to identify what the individual student’s baseline of knowledge and skills is, discover their learning methods, and create...

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October 3, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Text to Speech: How Castle Learning Makes Teaching More Efficient

Castle Learning offers many tools and components to make teaching more efficient. The Text To Speech option has proven to be invaluable. Text to Speech is a function that ensures learners of all abilities can comprehend educational content. The feature takes the text on the screen and reads it...

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