August 2021 | PLS Classes

Month: August 2021

Instructor

PLS Instructor Brenda Watkins Discusses Executi...

We are delighted to share that one of our very own PLS instructors, Brenda Watkins, has joined our partner, Steve Barkley, in a recent Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast to talk about the importance of developing students’ executive functioning skills. In the guest podcast for teachers, “Building Students’ Executive Function Skills,” Watkins defines executive functioning […]

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Teaching During COVID-19

Setting Behavior Expectations in the Virtual En...

What student behavior looked, sounded, and felt like took a unique turn with virtual learning. When students can turn their cameras off and fully hide their engagement, how can you ensure every student maximizes their potential? Follow these four strategies to help you maintain the same level of participation with your students virtually that they […]

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Free Print Materials

Get-to-Know BINGO Free Printable

Welcome back to school, teachers! We know how challenging it can be to help ease student’s nerves and anxiety on the first day in their new classroom environment. So what better way to break the ice than with an engaging game of BINGO! Back-to-School Nerves Back-to-school season is nerve-wracking enough for students–add on the additional […]

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Hot Topics in Teaching

The Pros and Cons of Synchronous and Asynchrono...

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students whose prior educational experience consisted of in-classroom lectures and at-home practice, in some cases, experienced a flipped model. They were asked to study independently or with their parents and come to virtual classroom sessions prepared to ask questions and discuss what they learned during self-study. And many students still flourished. […]

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Teaching During COVID-19

How to Make the Best of Mask Mandates in School...

When you return to the classroom this fall, you’ll be faced with all new challenges due to COVID-19. Daily temperature checks, social distancing, mask wearing, quarantines — a lot of new rules! It’s enough to make anyone overwhelmed. Whether you agree with masks or not, many of us now live-in parts of the country where masks […]

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News & Events

New Course Announcement: Developing Executive F...

PLS Classes is thrilled to announce the addition of a new course, Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners. This three-credit-hour course focuses on the correlation between student learning and the executive function skills of the brain. Strong executive function skills enhance student learning and empower students throughout their academic and professional lives. With these skills, […]

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Mental Health Resources

The Importance of Mental Health Professional De...

You likely realize that you regularly interact with friends, family members, professional peers, and strangers who are silently suffering from a mental health condition. However, you may not realize that your K-12 students may be among the millions of Americans living with a mental health condition. A National Survey of Children’s Health data published online […]

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