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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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September 25, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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1:1 School Technology Initiative Overview

Technology continues to evolve into an essential tool for the classroom.  Regardless of grade or level, educators understand the importance of creating future-ready students and utilizing the innate tech-based skills children bring with them to school. Many school districts are launching 1:1...

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September 24, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Changing Grade Levels: What to Consider Before Making the Switch

The best teachers are the ones who always keep their skills sharp and seek out new challenges. The eagerness to continue to learn is the spirit we want to instill in students, and it starts with the teacher’s own drive.

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September 23, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Back-to-School Tips: Diving Back into Homework

Teachers often charge into the new school year ready to dive into lessons and acquaint students with their expectations and goals for the year. Most teachers rev up weeks before the official first day of school. Students, however, can find the transition more abrupt. After all, they just spent...

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September 12, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning Integrates with LMS Services

A new school year means new opportunities for educators to upgrade their tools and make improvements to teaching methods. Castle Learning is continually offering new features and integrations to best support teachers.  

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September 10, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Teaching A Streetcar Named Desire with Castle Learning

A Streetcar Named Desire is a landmark American play written by Tennessee Williams. It opened on stage in 1947. The play depicts post-World War II New Orleans. It explores the changes in society as America came out of the war with new optimism, marching towards social changes that left the old...

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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