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August 14, 2019 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...

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August 12, 2019 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...

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July 30, 2019 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...

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July 23, 2019 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...

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March 6, 2019

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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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March 4, 2019

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Teacher Tips: How to Handle Tech Addiction in the Classroom

Students today face a reality where constant access to digital tools has created a surgence of tech addiction. As students enter school equipped with smart phones, tablets, and laptops, anxiety can form when they are unable to use devices to connect to social media, text friends and family, or...

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February 28, 2019

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How to Handle When Students Question Authority

In a perfect world, students come to class ready to learn and ready to respect the teacher and their peers. Alas, the world isn’t perfect, which is why teachers need to be ready for students who act out and even at times question their authority. When students display this kind of disruptive...

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February 25, 2019

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In the Absence of Recess: How to Get Your Class Moving

School days are often filled to the brim with lessons. Time for recess is at a premium. To ensure students are learning to the best of their abilities, a short break and some light exercise can be essential. Teachers should be aware of some simple techniques to ensure this part of the learning...

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February 21, 2019

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The Differences in How Technology is Used in Varying Grade Levels

Technology continues to evolve as teachers and administrators craft the education of today’s students. As more administrators introduce technology-based educational platforms into their schools, teachers of all grade levels find ways to use these effective new tools. As students grow through the...

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February 19, 2019

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Benefits of Academic Intervention

Not all students achieve at the same level at the same time. Differentiating learning is a common method used to help reach all students at their various levels. Sometimes students need extra attention, or intervention, to help them focus and improve particular skills. Academic intervention is a...

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February 12, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Fostering Leadership Skills in the Classroom

Creating new leaders starts in the classroom. Leadership skills may seem innate, but there are ways to cultivate leadership qualities in any student by employing specific strategies and skills. No matter the grade level, teachers can equip their students with leadership skills they will employ...

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February 5, 2019

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Teaching Hamlet with Castle Learning

William Shakespeare's plays may have been written over 400 years ago, but the themes, characters, and lessons found in the plays are still relevant today. Shakespeare tapped into the psychology of human beings and explored stories in both genres of Tragedy and Comedy. Hamlet is one of the most...

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February 1, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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How Technology Can Help Critical Reading Skills

Reading is a fundamental skill needed in all subject areas and grade levels. Comprehension and synthesis of information shapes how successful students will be in their studies. Critical reading requires students to engage in the text at higher levels. They aren’t just absorbing information, but...

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January 30, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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Teacher Tips: How to Manage Stress

Teachers know their careers require them to work hard well beyond the school day. There are conferences and communication with parents, lesson plans, grading, and professional development activities, just to name a few of the many after school responsibilities for teachers. It’s no wonder...

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