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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailThe 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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailFor 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 >

Five Benefits of the Arts in Education

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailThere 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 >

3 Ways to Incorporate Black History Month into Your Curriculum

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemail“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 >