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Tips to Help Students Stress Less and Do Well on Final Exams

June 2nd, 2019

It’s June, and you know what that means. Summer vacation is so close that it’s nearly tangible (cue “The Final Countdown”). If you’re feeling the itch to start enjoying summer break, then you know your students are too. There is only one hurdle standing between you and your students and warm, long, summer days: Final… Continue Reading >

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

May 22nd, 2019

Since 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

May 22nd, 2019

Mercyhurst 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?

May 21st, 2019

Three 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

May 14th, 2019

You’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 >

We are Hiring New On-site Instructors in Western Pennsylvania

April 19th, 2019

Be a Leader in the Field of Education! PLS Classes is looking for talented educators to deliver face-to-face, Master’s level on-site courses through our college partner Mercyhurst University which is located in Western Pennsylvania. Earn Extra Income In addition to your regular teaching position, you can earn extra income by offering classes on the weekends… Continue Reading >

April is Autism Awareness Month: How can teachers best support students on the spectrum?

April 11th, 2019

April marks Autism Awareness Month, a time to promote autism awareness, education, and acceptance, and to show support for the tens of thousands of young people and adults diagnosed with a spectrum disorder each year. Created nearly 25 years ago by the Autism Society, Autism Awareness Month is a growing initiative that has become a… Continue Reading >

How to Achieve a Work-Life Balance: Five Tips for Teachers

April 2nd, 2019

You love your students, and you love your job. You can’t help but want to work on a new lesson plan at night when a creative idea inspires you, and you’re always willing to meet with a concerned parent. On the other hand, there are also the days when you carry home the stress of… Continue Reading >

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 >