May 2020 | PLS Classes

Month: May 2020

Teaching During COVID-19

Reflecting on the 2019-2020 School Year: What h...

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful.” — Anonymous The best leaders are continually self-reflecting on their skills and successes and identifying opportunities for improvement. Teachers who wish to offer their students the most effective learning opportunities should also engage in the process of self-reflection. Use the summer months […]

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Best Practices for Educators

Memorize This: Your Students Benefit From Learn...

As an adult, you most likely have that one friend who tells you that when he was in school, he never had to study to earn all As. While some people are naturally well-inclined toward conceptual understanding and easy memorization, many of us need to put in some study time to earn good grades. To […]

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PLS Course Spotlight

Drake University and PLS Offer Four New Remote ...

Together with Drake University, we are pleased to announce the addition of four new remote learning graduate courses for educators. The new courses will be delivered online, are fully facilitated, and provide three hours of graduate credit. Each course leverages technology solutions, synchronous sessions, and virtual learning experiences that engage all participants in a collaborative […]

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News & Events

PLS On-Site Courses Offered in New Remote Learn...

At PLS Classes we offer graduate courses for educators in several different formats: on-site, online, and online self-paced. In response to COVID-19 school closures, the biggest impact has been to our on-site course format. We’ve been working to create a seamless transition from on-site to remote learning. Keeping in mind that some students prefer the […]

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Work Life Balance

Disconnect to Reconnect: Seven Ways to Get Offl...

With classrooms and boardrooms transitioned to virtual and remote, we all have one thing in common during the COVID-19 crisis: our screen time has increased significantly. According to Nielsen, the requirement to stay at home can lead to a nearly 60 percent increase in digital media consumption habits. The increase is staggering when you take […]

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Teaching During COVID-19

Five Tips to Support Students Learning From Home

Students who have spent their academic careers learning in a formal classroom setting, collaborating with peers, and participating in group work are also feeling the struggle of trying to remain focused and engaged in lessons and assignments from their home living room. To help your students, and their parents succeed for the remainder of this […]

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Just for Fun

Dear Teachers: A Teacher Appreciation Message f...

No one can hold our childrens’ attention, capture their imagination, or inspire them like their teachers. We’re doing the best we can, but we all miss you very much.   Dear Teachers, You are amazing. You are magicians. No, you’re superhuman. We are amazed by what you do. Our adult to kid ratio of 1:1 […]

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News & Events

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from Our Family...

Everything is different. No more waiting for the bus. There’s no discerning school clothes from play clothes. It always seems to be snack or lunch time. The comfort and wonder of the classroom has turned into makeshift workspaces in bedrooms, playrooms, and kitchens. All of our childrens energy that is normally spent socializing with peers […]

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