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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 >

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 >