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November 19, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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How Storytelling Can Help Students Learn Complex Concepts

Storytelling is a tried and true form of communicating big ideas to listeners. Whether it’s a...

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October 30, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Is Flexible Seating Right for Your Classroom?

Teachers use assigned seating in the classroom for many different reasons. It can help keep the...

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October 24, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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How You Can Help Hungry Students

The hard truth is that many students come to public schools hungry. Communities where families...

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October 21, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Using Castle Learning For High School Science

High School science is an essential part of every student’s foundational education. The sciences...

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May 9, 2019

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Using Video to Amplify Learning

Teachers need to use all available tools to reach students and ensure they have the skills to succeed. Keeping students engaged and excited about what they are learning helps keep them invested and on track. Video helps students amplify their learning by adding audio and visual elements to...

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May 8, 2019

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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 2, 2019

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Can Grit Be Taught?

Educators know that for students to succeed, they must falter at times. They understand that each new lesson and concept must be learned through a process, which includes trial and error until there is success. Character education is important for students to learn to take the good with the bad....

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April 30, 2019

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How Castle Learning Supports Elementary English

Elementary English continues to be one of the essential core components of an educational journey. Teachers in search of the right tools to enhance their Elementary English lesson plans have found everything they need with Castle Learning.  

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April 26, 2019

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Teaching Students to Value Different Perspectives

Reminding students of the old adage, ‘Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes,’ seems more important than ever these days. With so many different voices and perspectives being presented on social media, in the news, and in family discussions, people express their points of view loud and clear....

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April 25, 2019

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The Benefits of Delayed Grading

When tests are passed back, what’s the first thing students do? Review the questions and see which ones they got right or wrong? Or do they eagerly search for the final grade atop the exam? It’s no surprise that students want to know their grade. It’s the same reason they may wait anxiously for...

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April 18, 2019

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Anxiety in your Classroom? How to Work Meditation into Your Daily Routine

Students feel massive amounts of pressure on a daily basis. They are expected to excel in all subjects, while balancing after-school activities and commitments. They’re constantly plugged in to social media where society often pushes for people to do more and more. This can lead to the pressure...

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April 16, 2019

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How Castle Learning Can Help with IEPs

Not every learner learns the same. Students are individuals with different personalities, backgrounds, and learning abilities. All of this leads to students having different ways in which they find success in school. Differentiating the learning for all students is an effective method of making...

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April 10, 2019

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How Kindergarten Has Changed

For today’s educators and parents sending their children to kindergarten, it’s clear that the expectations on these young learners have evolved over the last two decades. Kindergarten was once a starting point for students, a pre grade level to help students become comfortable with the landscape...

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April 2, 2019

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Turning "I Can't" into "I Can" - Instilling a Growth Mindset

When students enter a classroom, they are going to be challenged. It’s the nature of learning that new ideas, concepts, and skills will be presented and goals of success and achievement will be set. Inevitably, there will be times when students struggle with the challenges set forth in their...

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