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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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August 12, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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Jeff Hersh

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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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July 9, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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The Best Summer Reads for Teachers

Summer is the ideal time for teachers to catch up on their personal reading. Reading inspiring stories and innovations that can be brought to the classroom can help prepare teachers as they rest and recharge. The school year is incredibly busy and there isn’t a spare moment to read about the...

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July 2, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Use Castle Learning's Video Tutorials

Castle Learning offers many options for teachers to discover how they can personalize and utilize the tools to enhance their lesson planning. One of the most utilized tools available is the extensive collection of video tutorials. Here, users will find tips and answers to questions about how to...

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June 19, 2019

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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 summer break in their sights. The truth is, the end of the school year can actually be the most stressful for teachers. In addition to normal lessons and prep work, there are final grades to prepare,...

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June 7, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Summer Packet Challenge: Using Technology to Keep Students Academically Fresh Over the Summer

The summer months can be an ideal time for students to socialize at camps, discover new places on family vacations, and to take a well-deserved break playing outside, reading books for fun and seeing movies. Keeping students academically fresh doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are ways to...

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May 24, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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A Flipped Classroom: How Castle Learning Can Make it Easy

Teachers have discovered the successful results that come from implementing a flipped-classroom. The flipped-classroom puts the learning emphasis directly into the hands of the students as they work through the online steps under the guidance of their teachers. Castle Learning is an essential...

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