Listen to PLS Instructors Discuss Popular Themes and Challenges in Today’s Classroom on The Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailSince the beginning of 2019, Steve Barkley has featured six of our PLS instructors on his podcast, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud! Steve has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and… Continue Reading >

Flexible Master’s Program Offers PA Teachers Personalized Path to Teaching Excellence

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailMercyhurst University has partnered with PLS 3rd Learning (PLS Classes/PLS) to offer certified teachers in Pennsylvania a new Master of Science in Teaching Excellence designed as a personalized option for continuing education and fulfilling ACT 48 hours. Teaching Excellence includes five core courses that total fifteen credit hours as well as fifteen hours of electives…. Continue Reading >

Are Smartphones Making Our Students Smarter?

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailThree Reasons Why Teens Should Take a Break From Their Digital Devices When parents say they fear their teen is addicted to their smartphone, they may be right. According to Common Sense Media, teens spend an average of nine hours a day online. Considering the average teen needs eight to ten hours of sleep per… Continue Reading >

How to Best Help a Chronically Late or Absent Student

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailYou’ve heard the expression; ninety percent of success is just showing up. This aphorism is valid for student success at any age. Students cannot be fully engaged in learning or gain enough exposure to theories and concepts if they are chronically absent or late to class. What causes such truancy and how can you as… Continue Reading >