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June 1, 2020 castlelearning

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How Castle Helps Create Tests and Assignments When Teaching Virtually

While school districts are still working on instructional plans for the fall, many leaders...

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May 13, 2020 castlelearning

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Ideas to Minimize the Pitfalls of Remote Teaching

Imagine … one Thursday, Little League announces that on the following Monday, cricket would...

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April 28, 2020 castlelearning

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Nine Ideas to Honor Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week this year is May 4 - 8. Many teachers admit that extra love and...

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April 27, 2020 Meghan Ricketts

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What To Do When State Exams Are Canceled

State assessments across the nation have been postponed. While students may be celebrating,...

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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March 13, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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The Benefits of Recapturing Credits 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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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