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Five Ways to Teach Your Students to Appreciate and Embrace Our Differences

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” ― Maya Angelou The classroom is a great place to stimulate discussions of various perspectives and help young people to grow up appreciating and… Continue Reading >

‘Tis The Season for Giving, Service, and Practicing Gratitude

The holiday season is upon us. With so much diversity among the student body, it’s a good time of the year to pause and reflect upon how we as teachers can help instill compassion and the importance of service amongst our students. We recently asked some of our PLS instructors and team members to share… Continue Reading >

10 Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income During Summer Break

For some teachers, summer break is a time for maximum rest and a total hiatus from work. And the break is well deserved! After a few weeks of R&R, you might be wanting to find ways to keep your creative edge, hone in on your educational focus, or find new ways to help the next… Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Incorporate Black History Month into Your Curriculum

“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 >