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Accomplish More by Saying Goodbye to Multitasking and Hello To Single-Tasking

February 25th, 2020

You have eight tabs open in your computer browser. You’re on hold with your doctor’s office while participating in an ongoing text message exchange with your sister about weekend plans and you’re correcting your students’ latest homework assignment. You are a master multitasker, and it’s what helps you get so much done every day—but are… Continue Reading >

New Social-Emotional Learning Course Helps Educators Prepare Students with Key Career Ready Skills

February 14th, 2020

In support of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s School Climate Improvement Process, PLS Classes proudly offers a new graduate course entitled Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success. Focusing on the importance of supporting academics with social-emotional learning, participants will explore five key areas: Self-awareness Self-management Responsible decision-making Social awareness Relationship skills Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to… Continue Reading >

Steve Barkley Shares Five Ways to Help You Conduct Better Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 13th, 2020

There are many opportunities to build trust and communication with parents throughout the school year. One of the most significant times is during parent-teacher conferences. Today, our very special guest blogger Steve Barkley has prepared five guidelines for teachers to follow as they conduct crucial parent-teacher conferences. Conferencing with Parents By, Steve Barkley Parent-teacher conferencing… Continue Reading >

Wilkes University Named to “Best Master’s in Online Teaching Programs” List for 2020

February 4th, 2020

Wilkes University has been named one of the best Master’s in Online Teaching degree programs by, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning. In their list of the top 35 regionally accredited institutions offering a M.S. in Online Teaching, ranked Wilkes University at number 15 based on cost, reputation,… Continue Reading >

It’s Groundhog Day! Six Ways to Help Beat the Winter Blues

February 2nd, 2020

It’s amazing that one omniscient yet oblivious rodent can absolutely crush your hope for an early Spring. Across his 120 year history, Punxsutawney Phil (both the original and his predecessors) have predicted 103 prolonged winter seasons, and only 19 early springs.1 That means that if the groundhog is reliable, the chance of an early break to… Continue Reading >

Big Game Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers

January 27th, 2020

The Big Game is only a few days away, so we’re counting down the days to endless guacamole, chicken wings and blue cheese (ranch dressing need not apply), beer, pop, and—oh yeah—fantastic football and ads. Really though, if you’re in it for the food, you’re in good company. This Sunday, Americans will: Consume 1.3 billion… Continue Reading >

How to Keep Your Students Feeling Safe and Calm During Lockdown Drills

January 14th, 2020

Today’s students are growing up in a time and place where active shooter lockdown drills are as commonplace as parent-teacher conferences and ice cream socials. While the need for such rehearsals is a reality of today’s society, we must be aware that such drills may be stressful on our students. No matter the age of… Continue Reading >

The Eight Best Teacher Blogs for Innovative Educators Like You

January 7th, 2020

Like our favorite teacher always said, sharing is caring. We love our PLS Classes Blog, but we also enjoy learning from other educators! We scoured the web and found the following teacher-focused blogs which provide valuable perspective to teachers who are looking for creative and innovative ways to improve student outcomes. Check out our findings… Continue Reading >

SMART Goal Setting for the New Year

December 31st, 2019

What was your New Year’s resolution last year? Did you keep it? If not, how long did you stick to your resolution before reverting to your previous habits, deciding that the resolution was too lofty? Or did you simply forget that you made it? Rather than focusing on a New Year’s resolution—a decision to change… Continue Reading >

Eggnog — Everyone’s favorite seasonal beverage?

December 16th, 2019

Ask someone if they like eggnog and you’ll probably get strong reaction — they either love it or despise it. And then there’s the people who have never tried it. Since this season is really the only time you may be offered the beverage during the entire year, we thought we’d have a little fun… Continue Reading >