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Take a Break This Summer: Top Podcasts for Educators

June 14th, 2018

Summer break represents a much deserved time of rest and relaxation for teachers across the country. It also offers a great opportunity for you to brush up on your core skills, learn about new and inventive teaching best practices, and dig deeper into what you are passionate about. There are many different ways to grow… Continue Reading >

Summer is Calling: How to Keep Students Focused in the Days Before Summer Vacation

June 5th, 2018

The days are getting longer, the air is warm, the sky is full of sunshine, and your students have one thing on their minds — summer vacation! In the weeks preceding summer break, you may find your students are more likely to stare out the window and daydream than focus on your instruction. Follow these… Continue Reading >

Elementary School Teachers: Top 10 Ways to Wrap Up the Academic Year

May 29th, 2018

It’s hard to believe — it’s almost the end of another school year! The close of another academic year is bittersweet. After all, you’re so proud of all that your students have achieved and you’re happy to see them move forward, yet on the other hand, boy are you going to miss them! Before you… Continue Reading >

Give Your Students the Tools to Bridge the Summer

May 24th, 2018

With summer just around the corner and final exams wrapping up, students and teachers are undoubtedly looking forward to break. While students dream of free time, the great outdoors, hanging with friends, and family vacations, many teachers also plan to enjoy the warm weather, setting aside time for individual hobbies and interests. While everyone is… Continue Reading >

Summer Goals: Get Ahead, Learn More, Experience Something New

May 8th, 2018

Spring has finally sprung and the fresh, warm air promises that summer vacation will be here before you know it! As the school year winds down, you’ll probably be daydreaming about what you are going to do with your time off. After all, summer break is one of the major benefits of being a teacher…. Continue Reading >

Classroom Full of Chatterboxes? Five Techniques to Keep Students Focused

April 24th, 2018

Students will almost always outnumber teachers, which is why, at times, getting an excited, talkative group of students to focus can be one of the most challenging (and sometimes frustrating) aspects of your day. Regardless of the odds, there are proven techniques that can help you ensure you are maximizing the time available in your… Continue Reading >

Happy National High Five Day!

April 19th, 2018

PLS 3rd Learning is Celebrating National High Five Day! We’re sending out virtual high fives to teachers, students, and parents around the world. We hope this National High Five Day video celebration will inspire you to do some high fiving of your own. Thanks for watching. High five! ✋

Get Past the Stress of Standardized Tests

April 17th, 2018

Standardized testing season is upon us, and these testing weeks can be stressful for teachers, school leadership, parents, and students alike. There is an extreme divide in how individuals feel about the common core standards and methods of teaching and testing. And then there is the pressure of new computer-based testing in some states. If… Continue Reading >

10 Stress Busters for Teachers

April 6th, 2018

Did you know that April is stress awareness month? As a teacher, you are probably already very aware of the stress that creeps into your workday. And you are not alone. According to a 2016 study, forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress, which is on par with other intense professions such… Continue Reading >

What’s New in Tech for Teachers?

March 22nd, 2018

Just as students seek out the latest gadgets and innovations in technology, teachers across the country also benefit from advancements in digital learning that facilitate effective instruction and encourage students to learn to the best of their abilities. To inspire your search for the latest technology to blend or differentiate your instructional methods, we’ve compiled… Continue Reading >