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March 20, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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The Emotional Benefits of Friendly Fridays

After a long week of learning, who can blame teachers and students for thinking about the...

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March 13, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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The Benefits of Credit Recovering Programs for Schools

Not all students succeed under the parameters set by schools and districts. There are many...

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March 11, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Door Greeting Trends - Should You Hop on Board?

A teacher’s day is busy, there’s no question about it. A typical day is jam packed with prep,...

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March 9, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning’s New Features & Enhancements – March 2019

Castle Learning is excited to announce these updates to help teachers.

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October 25, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Keeping Your Passion for Teaching Alive

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers. Teachers are on the front lines of changing children’s lives for the better. They work towards these goals every single day. Truthfully, burnout and stress can be part of the ups and downs of a career in education. If you have found yourself in one...

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October 15, 2018

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Creating Multicultural Social-Economic Environments with Castle Learning

The educational landscape is ever evolving. As technology changes, so does its impact on the classroom. The same can be said about evolving multicultural expectations. Developing educational content that understands the importance of this evolution is crucial to improving all students’ chances...

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October 11, 2018

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How to Help your Students Cope with Lock Down Drills

Schools are often targets for violence. Images and sound bites on the news continue to hit close to home for all teachers, students, and parents. Lock down drills have become as traditional as fire drills. Many students find lock down drills upsetting, as they are forced to reckon with the idea...

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October 9, 2018

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Rethinking Homework

It’s not clear who was the first teacher to assign homework, but certainly generations of school children wish they hadn’t! Student complaints aside, homework has been a crucial piece of the education puzzle for decades.

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October 1, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Encourage Student Attendance

Encouraging students to do their best in school starts with the most important thing they can do - attend school. Students who attend school regularly bolster their potential in the classroom as well as self-confidence. When students aren’t attending, however, the opposite is true. It’s up to...

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September 27, 2018

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Castle Learning Can Now Integrate with the LMS Canvas

A Learning Management System (LMS), provides teachers a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance. Canvas is an LMS that makes teaching and learning easier.

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September 25, 2018

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How to Create a Great Learning Environment

When the morning bell rings and students hurry into school, we hope they come ready to succeed. Educators can help these students start on the right foot by focusing on cultivating expectations and attitudes that will translate to great learning. Creating a positive and productive culture in the...

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September 13, 2018

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Castle Learning Feature: Ability to Edit Questions from Keyword Search Option

Castle Learning is excited to announce a new feature to help teachers. The Keyword Search option has always allowed users to quickly find quiz and test questions, but now you can also edit the questions right from this search.

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September 12, 2018

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Teaching Romeo and Juliet with Castle Learning

William Shakespeare's plays may have been written over 400 years ago, but the themes, characters, and lessons found in the plays are still relevant today. Shakespeare tapped into the psychology of human beings and explored stories in both genres of Tragedy and Comedy. Romeo and Juliet is one of...

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September 4, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Back to School Classroom Trends

Classrooms are filling up with eager young minds ready to embark on a new school year. Each year builds on the previous for students as well as teachers and administrators. The evolving world of education continues with the latest classroom trends. Here are some of the biggest trends in...

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