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May 14, 2018 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...

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May 10, 2018 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...

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May 7, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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How to Handle End-of-the School Year Stress for Teachers

Many people think the weeks leading up to the last day of school means teachers have a glorious...

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May 1, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Preparing for Finals

Spring is here, which means students and teachers have their sights set on summer. Before the...

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February 22, 2018

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How To Prevent Cheating in the Digital Age

Students today feel the high-stakes pressure of succeeding. As it was in the past, cheating continues to be a way some students will attempt to keep up with expectations. The question is, with so much of education relying on digital tools, how do we prevent students from cheating? There are ways...

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February 19, 2018

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How Castle Learning Can Help Teach Generation Alpha

Who Is Generation Alpha

 

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February 15, 2018

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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 looking at new ways to help their students reach their highest potential. By targeting the functions of the brain and how cognitive functions are best developed, teachers can create lesson plans that help...

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February 12, 2018

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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 school, but for their entire lives. Social and emotional skills help students focus so they can learn at their optimal abilities. Students who feel safe, cared for, and listened to are emotionally...

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February 9, 2018

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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 utilize the tools to enhance their lesson planning. One of the most utilized tools available is the extensive collection of video tutorials. Here, users will find tips and answers to questions about how to...

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February 5, 2018

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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, knowledge, and mastery of a subject it takes to convey the knowledge so students can learn. What happens when the teacher gives this role to the students? It puts the student in the position to...

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January 29, 2018

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Castle Learning Middle School Curriculum: Math

Castle Learning is committed to being an essential tool for educators teaching Middle School Math. Teachers will discover questions available covering every subject, topic, and level to customize lessons and assessments to their classroom needs. The list of available questions is ever growing,...

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January 22, 2018

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Book Reviews vs Book Reports: How to Use a Different Approach

There are many ways to assess a student’s understanding, comprehension and critical response to text. In middle and high school, students begin to learn about creating arguments and using evidence from the text to support said arguments. There is always room to practice foundational writing....

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January 10, 2018

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Castle Learning Testimonials - A Glimpse Inside

Castle Learning is proud of the partnerships it’s formed with educators. Here are some testimonials from teachers and administrators discussing how Castle Learning has helped them reach the educational goals of their students.

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January 8, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How To Handle Social Media In The Classroom

Kids love social media. There’s no way around it. So much of their lives are entwined with it. It’s a place to develop their identity as well as a place to find entertainment and socialize with friends digitally. It can be a great distraction, especially if students access it in the classroom....

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