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March 20, 2020 castlelearning

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eLearning with Castle Learning (Video)

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If your district is considering or has closed onsite classes for a...

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March 16, 2020 castlelearning

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eLearning - Webinars and Teacher Guide

The current health crisis relating to the COVID-19 virus is making everyone consider all options...

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March 6, 2020 castlelearning

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School Cancelled? Castle Learning Can Help!

School is cancelled due to weather or possibly other circumstances, maybe for an extended period...

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December 2, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning's Guide To Preparing For a Substitute Teacher

Great teachers are known for giving every ounce of energy they have to make sure their work is...

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April 26, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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March 29, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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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 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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