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September 12, 2019 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...

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September 10, 2019 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...

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September 3, 2019 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...

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August 27, 2019 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...

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January 9, 2019

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Jeff Hersh

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How to Differentiate Instruction for STEM

Teachers today know the need to adjust instruction to meet the needs of all types of learners, and not just create one level of expectations. This means they need to identify what the individual student’s baseline of knowledge and skills is, discover their learning methods, and create...

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December 31, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Regents Review Options for January

January Regents are right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get ahead of preparing for the exams by assigning students practice assignments and assessments through Castle Learning.  Students can access review questions themselves or teachers can design specific assessments that...

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December 28, 2018

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Scott Fischer

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Castle Learning’s Exciting New Features

Castle Learning is excited to announce three new features to help teachers.

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December 26, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Ways to Use Technology for District Developed Assessments

It’s becoming more essential for school districts to develop assessments that are standard for all their schools. Beyond state exams, data from benchmark tests allows districts to compare classes and students, as well as to identify which areas need to be developed more to reach expectations....

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December 10, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Do Report Cards Tell The Whole Story?

Report cards are traditionally known as the final word on a student’s performance. For many, the final grade printed on the report card represents the totality of the student’s success or lack thereof. However, the report card doesn’t always tell the full story of a student’s progress. It’s...

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December 5, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Using the Classroom to Help Others This Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, teachers everywhere know their students’ attention will be stretched with the anticipation of winter break. Even teachers themselves may be checking the calendar more often as they prepare for holiday celebrations of their own. This extra enthusiasm can be used by both...

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November 29, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Castle Learning Can Now Integrate with the LMS Schoology

A Learning Management System (LMS) provides teachers a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance. Schoology is an LMS that makes teaching and learning easier.

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November 29, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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The Importance of Art in Schools

Art in schools is important because it helps develop students in ways beyond numbers and facts. There is so much to be gained from students engaging in fine arts, visual arts, performance and music. Here are examples of how art in schools creates a stronger academically focused student.

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November 14, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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How Mistakes Help Students Learn

When a student responds to a question or assignment, the teacher then looks at the response to determine if the answer is right or wrong. What seems like a simple process is actually more complicated because the teacher must think about how and why the student came to their answer.

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November 8, 2018

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Jeff Hersh

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Differentiated Instruction Strategies

Teachers today understand students’ needs vary. Each student comes to class with a different level of engagement, personality and learning abilities. The key is to identify the various avenues of success that can be implemented in each lesson, allowing all the different types of students to...

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