February 2021 | PLS Classes

Month: February 2021

Free Print Materials

Free Printable: In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

Spring is just around the corner! Do you remember learning the phrase, “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb” in grade school? We do too! Now it’s your turn to pass on this phrase (and the hope of warmer weather) to your K-3 students. To help, our team created a fun printable […]

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Teaching During COVID-19

Six Ways to Build More Meaningful Relationships...

As our students and teachers remain socially distanced, our classroom leaders are facing an unfamiliar challenge—how to form bonds of trust and respect with students whom they only see in person a few days a week at most, or not at all. In unfamiliar times we must turn to innovative approaches and modalities. To help […]

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Social Emotional Learning

New! Social-Emotional Learning Graduate Course ...

Together with Drake University, we are pleased to announce that the graduate course Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success™ is now available. This PLS course will be offered in a remote learning format, which combines online synchronous sessions with asynchronous coursework. Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success™ focuses on the importance of supporting academics with […]

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PLS Course Spotlight

Teaching the English Language Learner™

English language learners (ELLs) or those students learning English as a second language comprise over 10% of today’s students in U.S. schools and are present in all areas including urban, suburban, and rural. That percentage amounts to almost 5 million school age children (Migration Policy Institute, 2020). How prepared are you to teach these students? […]

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Great Ideas in Teaching

Top Ten Teacher Instagram Accounts

Our team at PLS has been busy filling our Instagram feed full of accounts that make us feel JOY and teach us something new! Today we’re sharing that joy with you by showcasing our top 10 favorite teacher instagram accounts. Happy scrolling! 1. @PrimaryPunch Deana Kahlenberg, M.S. is a blogger, mom, teacher, and speech-language pathologist. […]

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Social Emotional Learning

Eight Books To Help You Teach and Reinforce Soc...

Teachers across the country realize the benefits of incorporating social-emotional learning (SEL) into their classrooms. Whether remote, hybrid, or in-person, SEL encourages more positive classroom dynamics, reinforces cultural awareness and sensitivity, and helps students of all ages learn how to set and achieve goals. Early and consistent progress in SEL can make teachers excited about […]

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Just for Fun

Get Ready for the BIG Game with Our Buffalo, NY...

Buffalo, NY—the location of PLS Classes’ headquarters (PLS 3rd Learning), also known as the city of good neighbors. You may be asking, “What brings all these people together?” The answer is simple, chicken wings and football. We Buffalonians take pride in our city, The Buffalo Bills, and our wings. To help you get ready for […]

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