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    10 Things You May Not Know about the Home of th...

    Even though the temperatures in PyeongChang, South Korea are frigid, the Winter games are about to heat up. As athletes from around the world gather to compete, we thought we’d share some interesting facts about the host city of the 2018 Winter Games. We hope you enjoy this information and feel free to share with […]

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    Supersized Classrooms: Best Practices for Manag...

    Is your classroom bursting at the seams? As a K-12 teacher, you know that fostering a strong learning environment through quality classroom management is a key factor is setting students up for success. You also know that having a class size of 20, 30, or even 40 students can pose a serious challenge to creating […]

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    Six Tips for Holding Successful Parent-Teacher ...

    Parent-Teacher conferences are a vital aspect of each student’s individualized learning plan. They are opportunities for parents or guardians to collaborate with educators on how best to enable each student to reach his or her highest potential in the classroom. To maximize your available time with each parent or guardian, and to facilitate constructive dialogue, […]

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    Teachers: Resolve To Be More Organized in 2018

    Did you know that January 9th is National Clean Off Your Desk Day? While this may be a made up holiday, why not take today as an opportunity to get more organized? After all, the beginning of the year is a great time to clean up and declutter. Follow these simple ideas and you’ll be […]

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    The Great Balancing Act: The subtle art of bein...

    As a teacher, your day continues after the school bell rings and the children go home. Oftentimes, you are busy planning lessons, grading papers and organizing for the next day well into the evening. On top of that, add in family and other responsibilities, and it’s amazing that you fit it all in. You may […]

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    A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving the Week Before ...

    “The students are so calm right before December break.” Said no teacher, ever! By now, you’re probably just as excited as your students are about winter break. The week before any holiday break can be stressful for teachers and students alike, with tests and projects that must be completed in spite of the excitement in […]

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    What do you think about using AI in the classroom?

    Kelly Mekdeci, EdD | Sr. Vice-President for Professional Growth Several days ago, I had the eerie experience of watching an AI-generated version of CNN’s Anderson Cooper and being unable to distinguish the fabricated version from the real person. It’s not unusual for emerging technologies to evoke similar feelings of unease. Yet, before we know it, these […]

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    Our Cyber Monday deal is back!

    Enroll in a PLS Class now through Thursday, 11/30using one of our two available promo codes: Use Promo Code: GIFTCARD100 To receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card* OR Use Promo Code: DISCOUNT100 To receive a $100 discount off your course Rules & Eligibility In order to be eligible for the PLS Classes Cyber Monday promotion, […]

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    National Book Month Promotion

    Happy National Book Month 2023! Register and complete a PLS Classes course and receive a $50 Amazon gift card to expand your classroom library, providing opportunities for your students to explore new adventures through the joy of reading. How It Works: Register for a PLS course before November 27th. Use the promo code BOOKMONTH2023 when […]

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    We’re Thankful for You!

    We’ve Extended our Teacher Appreciation Week Promotion! We know you work hard day after day. That’s why we want to thank you for all that you do. Enroll in a PLS course between Monday, May 8 and Friday, May 19, 2023 and earn a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card* for each course you successfully complete.  How […]

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    Celebrating Women’s History Month with a ...

    March is Women’s History Month – the celebration and acknowledgment of the contributions and achievements of women who have had an everlasting impact on our world. There are a number of ways to share these contributions with your students, and we think reading about them in age-appropriate books is a great place to start! That’s […]

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    Catching up with PLS Instructor, Chris VonVolke...

    PLS instructor, Chris VonVolkenburg, recently taught the course, Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners™ (DEF), on-site. Held at Asbury Woods Nature Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, the 6-week course focused on developing and strengthening executive function in the areas of organization and planning, focus and attention, working memory, effort and resilience, cognitive flexibility, self-directedness, and inhibitory […]

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