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    Gratitude Journal Prompts for Teachers Printable

    Thanksgiving is just a wobble, gobble, and turkey trot away. With Thanksgiving comes reflection and appreciation. An effective way of self-reflection and self-care is by journaling which is why we created this free journal prompt printable for teachers to acknowledge moments that bring them gratitude both in and out of the classroom. This printable provides […]

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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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    Halloween-Themed Recipes Using Fruits and Veggi...

    Halloween is a time for spooky costumes, celebration, and yummy treats, but that doesn’t mean you need to go on a sugar binge! Incorporating fruits and veggies into your classroom Halloween parties can be a great way to add a healthy twist to this holiday while showing students how yummy (and fun) fruits and vegetables […]

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    Best Education Inspired (And Simple) Halloween ...

    Halloween is such a fun time for students — and it can be for teachers too! If your school allows students to dress up, why not join in on the fun? Your students will be sure to get a kick out of seeing your more playful side. If it’s been a while since you dressed […]

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    Spooktacular Classroom Halloween Party Guide Pr...

    Disclaimer: Use this guide if you DARE! Calling all ghosts and ghouls! Halloween is around the corner and we’re here to help you brew up a fun classroom celebration for your students. From BOO-ks, monstrous movies, and wicked worksheets to terrifying tunes and spooky snacks, this free printable shares tips, tricks, and treats to make […]

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    Halloween Fun With Our PLS Instructors

    October has arrived. Along with sweater weather and pumpkin-themed just about everything, we’re getting excited for Halloween. We recently asked some of our PLS Instructors to share a few recommendations, traditions, and costume ideas that you can use in the classroom. We hope you enjoy their ideas! Q: What is your favorite children’s Halloween themed […]

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    Earn Michigan SCECHS in this Webinar for K-12 E...

    Andrews University Presents a Live Webinar Featuring Steve Barkley Join us on October 18, 2022 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST in a live presentation with PLS Classes’ partner Steve Barkley.  Topic: Student Agency The term student agency relates to the student having an active role in their learning through voice, and often a choice, […]

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    Our New Website is LIVE!

    The PLS Classes Website Got a Makeover We are excited to announce the launch of the brand new PLS Classes website. Our last site was almost 10 years old (that’s dinosaur age for a website) so it was way overdue for a redesign! This project has been a labor of love and has involved every […]

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    How to Build a Better Lunchbox: Ideas to Help F...

    What are you having for lunch today? Between planning classes, grading assignments, and taking care of your own family, finding the time to pack yourself a nutritious and delicious lunch can sometimes take a back seat, leaving you to grab a few things on your way out the door or order out. The good news […]

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    Back to School Discussion Prompts Printable

    The first couple of weeks of school can be filled with anxiety and uncertainty. As a teacher, it is important to create a comfortable environment where you get to know your students and they get to know you and each other. Implementing discussion activities into your mornings may help break the ice, develop relationships, and […]

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    2022 Back to School Instagram Giveaway

    In honor of back to school season, we’re kicking things off with a Back to School Giveaway! We are thrilled to be partnering with Western New York teacher, Hailey Glynn (@growing_with_glynn on Instagram), to grant one lucky winner the chance to win a back to school classroom bundle, including a Cricut Explore Air™ 2, Mint […]

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    Back to School 2022 Promotion

    Welcome back to the classrooms, folks! As you begin to prepare for another school year, we’re offering you a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card* for each course you successfully complete between August 17th – September 2nd. Use the promo code EXTENDED UNTIL 9/2 at 11:59 PM EST Welcome back to the classrooms, folks! As you begin […]

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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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