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October 21, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Using Castle Learning For High School Science

High School science is an essential part of every student’s foundational education. The sciences...

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October 15, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Using Castle Learning For Elementary English

Castle Learning offers tools and solutions to help educators teach Elementary English. Reading,...

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October 7, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Three Key Elements of Staff Development

Schools are always looking for new professional development opportunities to help teachers and...

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October 3, 2019 Jeff Hersh

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Teaching Death of a Salesman with Castle Learning

Arthur Miller’s play, “Death of a Salesman,” was first released in 1949 and continues to be...

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September 3, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching The Glass Menagerie with Castle Learning

Tennessee Williams’ play, The Glass Menagerie, was first performed in 1944 and continues to be studied and performed regularly.  It is considered a “memory play” as the story is told from the view of Tom Wingfield about his time working and supporting his mother and sister in the city of St....

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August 27, 2019

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New 2019 School Year Planning Tips for Teachers

After taking some time to relax and recharge, it’s time for teachers to start back to school planning. It’s the best way to enter the new year prepared. Here are some ways to take advantage of an open summer schedule and begin planning today.  

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August 23, 2019

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2019 Back To School Teaching Trends

When the morning bell rings and students hurry into school, we hope they come ready to succeed. Educators can help these students start on the right foot by focusing on cultivating expectations and attitudes that will translate to great learning. Creating a positive and productive culture in the...

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August 19, 2019

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Secrets For Teachers for an Amazing First Day

Most teachers, no matter how long they’ve been teaching, still have jitters on the first day of school. It’s only natural, since you’re meeting brand new students. Imagine what your students feel, if you as a professional are anxious and unsure.

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August 14, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Summer Skills: Keeping Students Engaged in Summer Reading

Summer vacation for many students is a time for play, part-time jobs, summer camp, and family trips - all positive ways to spend the break from school. Summer can also mean a lack of structure, which for many students doesn’t translate to time focused on improving skills for the following school...

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August 12, 2019

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Summer Teaching Skills Boot Camp: Stress Management for the New School Year

The end of summer means it’s time to say goodbye to a lighter schedule and hello to the busy and important work of the beginning of a new school year. While students will be dealing with their own levels of excitement, anxieties and expectations, teachers need to remember to mind their own...

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July 30, 2019

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Summer Teaching Skills Boot Camp: Multitasking

Revving up for a new school year is essential for all teachers returning to work after a summer break. While the summer might have been a wonderful time to recharge, teachers need to be ready to dive back into the busiest of workloads.  

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July 23, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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School Back Up Plans For Online Test Day System Crashes

Online testing continues to become more common. This kind of testing not only allows students to take advantage of their inclination to use technology, but also gives educators many advantages like instant grading and analysis of students’ progress. As more and more schools convert to online...

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July 16, 2019

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Summer Planning Guide for Teachers

Teachers should remember that above all, summer is a time to recharge. Don't let the weeks get away from you without taking advantage of this precious time. Attend barbecues, relax at a beach or poolside with a good book. See movies. Go to concerts. Spend time with loved ones…

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July 11, 2019

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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 technology makes them comfortable with these forms of learning. Taking advantage of these skills means having students complete their assessments in digital formats. However, it also means the...

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