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Five Benefits of the Arts in Education

March 19th, 2019

There is a concerning reality impacting the creative development of our young people. According to a 2014 report by U.S. News and World Report, more than 80 percent of U.S. school districts have had to cut funds since 2008. The same report states that the first programs to be eliminated as a result of funding… Continue Reading >

We Are Hiring On-Site Instructors in Michigan

March 14th, 2019

Be a Leader in the Field of Education! PLS Classes (formerly PLS) is looking for talented educators to deliver face-to-face, Master’s level on-site courses. We are especially looking for instructors to teach through our college parter Marygrove University located in Michigan. Earn Extra Income In addition to your regular teaching position, you can earn extra… Continue Reading >

Three Benefits of Reflective Teaching and How to Practice it in Your Classroom

March 12th, 2019

As a teacher, your profession may provide you with a sense of comforting cyclicality. While curriculum evolves, the fundamentals of many subjects and age-based learning expectations vary little over time. As a result, you may enjoy the familiarity of teaching many of the same lesson plans year after year. When you fall into a rhythm—a… Continue Reading >

Get Girls Excited About a Career in STEM!

February 25th, 2019

Annie Easley, Grace Hopper, Mary Allen Wilkes… If you’ve never heard of these women, you’ve surely heard of their accomplishments. Annie Easley “developed and implemented code” that led to the development of the battery used in the first hybrid cars.1 Grace Hopper, also known as “the mother of computing” helped to develop code called COBOL,… Continue Reading >

To Help Respond to Disrespectful Behavior in the Classroom Get to the Root of the Behavior

February 11th, 2019

According to Public School Review, many public school teachers cite student attitudes, such as apathy and disrespect for teachers, as a significant problem facing schools today.1 What appears to be disrespect from students comes in many forms. As a teacher, you may see what you or others interpret as disrespectful behavior in your classroom. These… Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Incorporate Black History Month into Your Curriculum

February 5th, 2019

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” These words, spoken by Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court member, aptly summarize a critical reason for all Americans to recognize, embrace, and learn about Black History Month every year. As a teacher responsible for illuminating young minds… Continue Reading >

The Top Five Habits of Highly Effective Teachers

January 21st, 2019

What do highly effective teachers have in common? If asked to recall the teacher that had the most impact on your academic development, you would likely be able to quickly name someone who made you feel excited about learning. You probably remember feeling that he or she cared for you and your success as a… Continue Reading >

How Your Body Language Impacts Your Teaching Success

January 15th, 2019

It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it. This truism is particularly relevant for teachers who spend their days standing in front of a group of young people helping them learn critical life skills and academic concepts. Throughout a school year, your students will become familiar with many intricacies of your body language… Continue Reading >

A Holiday Treat from PLS Classes

December 13th, 2018

‘Tis the season to take a break and enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet. And why not do that with a warm, steaming cup of creamy hot chocolate? We hope you enjoy this holiday recipe from our team at PLS Classes. Homemade Hot Chocolate Ingredients: 2 cups of milk (You can also use… Continue Reading >

Seven Tips to Stop the Spread of Germs in Your Classroom

December 10th, 2018

We are fully in the grasp of cold and flu season, which means that every coughing, sneezing, sniffling child in your classroom could put other students—or you—at risk of falling ill too. According to WebMD, the average American child contracts six to 10 colds per year, making colds the number one illness resulting in doctors’… Continue Reading >