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May 14, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Literature Passage: A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire is a landmark American play written by Tennessee Williams. It opened on...

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May 10, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Promoting Coping Skills In Youth

Students come to school to learn and excel in a variety of subject areas. These skills are...

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May 7, 2018 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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May 1, 2018 Jeff Hersh

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Preparing for Finals

Spring is here, which means students and teachers have their sights set on summer. Before the...

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November 20, 2017

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Parent Teacher Conferences: How to Deliver the Good, Bad and Ugly

Parent-teacher conferences are the best way for open dialogue with parents. The opportunity to sit down together and discuss each student’s successes and challenges helps boost parental involvement and can lead to increased home support.

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November 14, 2017

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Must Have STEM Education Technologies to Use in the Classroom

STEM is an educational model and initiative that focuses on preparing students to become the best candidates for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It has become an essential learning model in the 21st Century, designed to ready students for the evolving technological...

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November 10, 2017

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AP Physics Now on Castle Learning

AP courses challenge high school students with collegiate level material. When they pass the AP tests, it translates to college credits. AP Physics is an introductory college-level Physics course. It helps cultivate students’ understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations by...

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November 7, 2017

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Reasons To Teach 'Night' by Elie Wiesel

Night, originally published in 1956, is Elie Wiesel's personal, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps in 1944-1945, the final year of the Holocaust.

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October 30, 2017

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Parental Engagement - Five Steps to Creating a Parental Participation Plan

Parental Engagement is a key component to student success. However, many parents have obstacles, including work and family, that make it difficult to play a large part in their children’s education. Schools can create bridges for parents to more readily be a part of the process. First, create a...

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October 26, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Pre and Post Instruction Tests

Pre- and post-testing are an invaluable part of instruction. The results help both teachers and students become more efficient and reach higher levels of success. Pre- and post-tests are great tools to measure the value of a lesson or program of study. They allow the teacher to analyze results...

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October 23, 2017

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SAT and ACT Preparation Integration with Method Test Prep

When high school students prepare for college, tests like the SAT and ACT are essential first steps. College prep tests serve as watermarks for colleges and universities to assess which high school students best meet the requirements to succeed at their school.

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October 19, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching Physical Education With Technology

When it comes to Physical Education, the expectation is it can only be taught in a gym or on a field. The truth is there are useful ways to implement technology into students’ physical education. The parameters of curriculum go far beyond the rules of sports and methods of exercise. In today's...

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October 16, 2017

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Using Technology to Support English Assessment

Teaching English Language Arts typically involves successful traditional methods that include peer discussions, reader response journals, quizzes, writing conferences, essay responses, and oral presentations. As students continue to enter the English classroom with high levels of technological...

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October 11, 2017

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning's New Keyword Search

Castle Learning continues to enhance the user experience. The new Keyword Search function is designed to help users quickly and efficiently find content by typing a word or series of words in the search box. Specific questions dealing with the keywords will be instantly collected for use in...

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