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    How to Get Your Students Inspired with Careers ...

    Inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) begins in the classroom. When you incorporate STEM into your classroom curriculum, you’re encouraging students, especially underrepresented populations like minorities and women, to get involved in a field with projected growth, an array of career paths, and the opportunity to make impactful contributions […]

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    All About Juneteenth: The History Of and How to...

    Juneteenth, also referred to as America’s Second Independence Day, marks an important event in our nation’s history, as does its declaration as a federal holiday in 2021. Incorporating Juneteenth activities into your classroom is a great way to engage students while promoting an understanding of the history and meaning of this important day. In this […]

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    Favorite Podcasts from PLS Classes Instructors

    By now we should have piqued your interest on why you should give podcasts a try. Today, we’re sharing some of our instructor’s favorite podcasts. Disclaimer: PLS Classes does not endorse or get reimbursed for featuring any of the podcast in this article. Jenn Hund Recommends Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing […]

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    Can TikTok Be a Helpful Tool in the Classroom?

    Like it or hate it, social media is here to stay. And the latest video-based platform, TikTok is all the craze for many of your students. As of writing this article in January 2022, TikTok had 1 billion users worldwide with TikTok’s Gen Z penetration (born between 1997-2012) one of the highest user groups in […]

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    Our Top 10 TikTok Teachers

    Check out these accounts for some great ideas and a little entertainment! Since the pandemic started, it is safe to say that we all deserve a good laugh. During our many unoccupied hours of quarantine, TikTok became an outlet that brought people from all around the world together through short, one-minute videos. It not only […]

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    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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    How to Welcome Diversity and Foster Inclusion i...

    The classroom is a crucial space for children and young adults to learn vital lessons in diversity, inclusion, and belonging. While classroom lectures can educate students on the benefits that come from exposure to people of different backgrounds, races, and religions, sometimes the simplest interactions—such as looking around and seeing a room of diverse peers […]

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    Resources from Fred Rogers Productions to Help ...

    When Fred Rogers was a child, he spent a lot of time inside due to asthma. He felt isolated physically and emotionally, which, in turn, made him feel sad and scared. Now, more than ever, we may all be experiencing some of the same feelings that young Freddie Rogers felt. Isolated. Sad. Scared. Stressed. Angry. […]

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    The Eight Best Teacher Blogs for Innovative Edu...

    Like our favorite teacher always said, sharing is caring. We love our PLS Classes Blog, but we also enjoy learning from other educators! We scoured the web and found the following teacher-focused blogs which provide valuable perspective to teachers who are looking for creative and innovative ways to improve student outcomes. Check out our findings […]

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    Integrate Math and Literacy to Improve Student ...

    You may find your students tend to have innate abilities that align with analytical and fact based skills such as math and science. You may have other students that seem to have a predisposition to more creative skills such as art or writing. For example, you may have a student who writes gorgeous prose but […]

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