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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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March 29, 2019

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STEM: How to Implement a Coding Program Across All Grades

When it comes to coding, teaching elementary students basic code functions seems to make sense as it aligns with their learning of foundational math and grammar skills. But can a coding program be implemented across all grades and curriculum?

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March 27, 2019

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Teaching Tips: How To Use Your Interactive Board

The chalkboard and whiteboard have long been staples in every classroom. Technology has since replaced these old standards with digital interactive boards. However, not all teachers are using interactive boards to their fullest advantage.

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March 25, 2019

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The Academic Benefits of Modeling

Teachers must bridge the gap of each student’s knowledge with every lesson. The goal is to reach all students and ensure they understand each component of new topics and concepts. For students learning new concepts, figuring out the first steps can often be difficult. Modeling new skills and...

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March 20, 2019

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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 upcoming weekend on Friday? However, Friday is still an important part of the learning week. Why not use Fridays to help students reflect on the work they accomplished during the week? One of the most...

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March 13, 2019

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The Benefits of Credit Recovery Programs for Schools

Not all students succeed under the parameters set by schools and districts. There are many factors that lead to some students being unable to earn passing grades, including outside factors that are difficult and unexpected. When these issues compound, students find themselves without the time in...

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March 11, 2019

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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, meetings, extra help sessions and classes upon classes with spare moments unlikely to be found. However, greeting students as they arrive in the classroom can be valuable and time well spent. It’s...

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March 9, 2019

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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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March 6, 2019

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The Castle Learning Checklist Challenge

Top educators know the need for a fully stocked toolbox that allows them to help their students succeed. The tools available to teachers today are more abundant than ever, thanks to top of the line resource programs. However, not all of these programs give teachers everything they need. Teachers...

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March 4, 2019

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Teacher Tips: How to Handle Tech Addiction in the Classroom

Students today face a reality where constant access to digital tools has created a surgence of tech addiction. As students enter school equipped with smart phones, tablets, and laptops, anxiety can form when they are unable to use devices to connect to social media, text friends and family, or...

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February 28, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Handle When Students Question Authority

In a perfect world, students come to class ready to learn and ready to respect the teacher and their peers. Alas, the world isn’t perfect, which is why teachers need to be ready for students who act out and even at times question their authority. When students display this kind of disruptive...

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