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July 11, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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How to Curb Online Cheating

Online testing and assignments continue to become more of the norm in schools. Student access to...

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July 9, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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The Best Summer Reads for Teachers

Summer is the ideal time for teachers to catch up on their personal reading. Reading inspiring...

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July 2, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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How to Use Castle Learning's Video Tutorials

how to manage cell phone use in your classroomCastle Learning offers many options for teachers...

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June 19, 2019 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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December 31, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Regents Review Options for January

January Regents are right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get ahead of preparing for the exams by assigning students practice assignments and assessments through Castle Learning.  Students can access review questions themselves or teachers can design specific assessments that...

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December 28, 2018

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Scott Fischer

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Castle Learning’s Exciting New Features

Castle Learning is excited to announce three new features to help teachers.

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December 26, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Ways to Use Technology for District Developed Assessments

It’s becoming more essential for school districts to develop assessments that are standard for all their schools. Beyond state exams, data from benchmark tests allows districts to compare classes and students, as well as to identify which areas need to be developed more to reach expectations....

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December 10, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Do Report Cards Tell The Whole Story?

Report cards are traditionally known as the final word on a student’s performance. For many, the final grade printed on the report card represents the totality of the student’s success or lack thereof. However, the report card doesn’t always tell the full story of a student’s progress. It’s...

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December 5, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Using the Classroom to Help Others This Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, teachers everywhere know their students’ attention will be stretched with the anticipation of winter break. Even teachers themselves may be checking the calendar more often as they prepare for holiday celebrations of their own. This extra enthusiasm can be used by both...

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November 29, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning Can Now Integrate with the LMS Schoology

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

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November 29, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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The Importance of Art in Schools

Art in schools is important because it helps develop students in ways beyond numbers and facts. There is so much to be gained from students engaging in fine arts, visual arts, performance and music. Here are examples of how art in schools creates a stronger academically focused student.

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November 14, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How Mistakes Help Students Learn

When a student responds to a question or assignment, the teacher then looks at the response to determine if the answer is right or wrong. What seems like a simple process is actually more complicated because the teacher must think about how and why the student came to their answer.

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November 8, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Differentiated Instruction Strategies

Teachers today understand students’ needs vary. Each student comes to class with a different level of engagement, personality and learning abilities. The key is to identify the various avenues of success that can be implemented in each lesson, allowing all the different types of students to...

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November 2, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching The Crucible with Castle Learning

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a stage play that originally premiered in 1953. It dramatizes a partial fiction version of the real-life witch trials that occurred in Massachusetts in the years 1692 and 1693. How does a play from over 65 years ago, about an event over 300 years ago, still...

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