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FREE Online Educational Resources to Share with Students and Parents

As educators ourselves, we know that planning lessons for a regular day in the classroom can sometimes be a challenge. And now with many schools implementing distance learning in the wake of COVID-19, teachers are working overtime to provide communication, instructional materials, and seamless learning for students. In response to school closings across the country,… Continue Reading >

Summer Reading Recommendations for Educators

Summer break is a wonderful time to catch up with friends, sleep, and to tackle those books piling up on your nightstand! With the dog days of summer ahead, there’s still plenty of time to curl up with a good book. If you’re looking for something good to read — you’re in luck. We asked… Continue Reading >

Teachers: Do You Have a Mentor?

No matter how long you have been working in education, you have undoubtedly discovered that teaching can be a highly individualized experience. No two teachers, their styles, or their approaches to learning are the same—nor should they be. However, every teacher should consider having a mentor; someone to learn from, to be inspired by, and… Continue Reading >

Steve Barkley’s Summer Reading List for Educators

Looking for some great books to read this summer? You’re in luck! We asked Steve Barkley, a trusted friend and partner of PLS Classes, to recommend the top books teachers should pick up and digest this summer. Steve is an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities… Continue Reading >

Take a Break This Summer: Top Podcasts for Educators

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 >