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April 26, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Top Ways To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Stop what you’re doing and take a moment to think about where you would be without the amazing...

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April 24, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Should I Become a Teacher?

Career choices can be daunting. When you’re young, there is a lot of emphasis on the...

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April 20, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Classroom Spring Cleaning - Tips to Refresh for the Rest of the Year

When the snow melts away, when the trees bloom, when the sun stays out longer, it’s hard not to...

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April 11, 2017 Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning SAT/ACT Test Prep

When high school students prepare for college, tests such as the SAT and ACT are essential first...

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December 9, 2016

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Top Five Reasons Why Lord of the Flies Should Still Be Taught

We recently went through our classic ELA library and thought it was the perfect time to reflect on books ELA educators have been teaching for a generation. Are these literary works still relevant? Is it time to pack these books in the storage closet and turn to more modern Young Adult novels to...

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December 2, 2016

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5 Things Successful Teachers Do Everyday

The most successful teachers are the ones who are able to push themselves and their students to reach their highest levels of achievements.

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November 30, 2016

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5 Best Podcasts for Teachers

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November 24, 2016

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Technology in the Classroom: Why it's Beneficial

As we continue to journey deeper into the 21st Century, the technology we use in our lives only becomes more prevalent. While some still yearn for more simple, analog times, the reality is quickly evolving technology gives us tools to improve our entertainment, travel, and work. The education...

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November 23, 2016

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What Teachers Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving, and while teachers may be secretly most thankful for a four-day weekend to catch up on work, life, and rest, we know there are a few more things teachers are super thankful they have in their lives.

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November 22, 2016

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Castle Learning Literature Sets for High School - How to Use Them as a Supplemental Resource

Every English teacher knows a student's full immersion and understanding of text requires more than just reading and discussing. Written text triggers reactions and thoughts that students must learn to effectively communicate and prove with evidence. Supplemental resources are key to helping...

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November 21, 2016

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The Best Movies to Leave for Substitute Teachers

No one likes to hear it, but it does happen. Emergencies occur and even the most prepared high school teacher may have to suddenly miss a day of work.

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November 21, 2016

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4 Essay Writing Tips to Share with Your Students

Students are always looking to their teachers for help with writing.  And no matter the grade level, students are expected to excel in writing essays on the many levels of standardized tests.  

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November 18, 2016

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The English Teacher's Guide to Hooking Students Into Their Next Novel Unit

Momentum is important when it comes to teaching. It’s especially key in keeping students motivated in their studies. With so many distractions from friends, homelife, social media, sports, clubs and activities, students are constantly looking towards the next thing and are not necessarily...

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November 16, 2016

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The Benefits of Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Over the last decade, teachers have seen mobile devices become a part of students’ lives. Often, the struggle is to ensure that students put their devices away before class. However, the reality is these devices are here to stay, and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

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