Explore Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailOnline Course Spotlight: Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences™ — Accelerated In this four-week course, you will identify and apply the multiple intelligences (MI) to meet the needs of today’s diverse classrooms. Based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence™, you will demonstrate the power of teaching and learning through this unique instructional process. Gardner suggests… Continue Reading >

Updated Course: Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom™ Online

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailYou asked, we listened! Based on the feedback and suggestions from past participants, Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom™ has recently been revised and updated (Fall 2019) to enhance your overall learning experience. In this course, you’ll earn 3 graduate credit hours while you acquire key knowledge, skills, and strategies to differentiate instruction in your classroom…. Continue Reading >

Four Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailAdolescent years are more than a time for educational development. They are a time for young people to learn the critical personal and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the workplace and life. Schools across the country are incorporating social emotional learning (SEL) techniques into their instruction to help students understand the complexities of emotions… Continue Reading >

Two New On-Site Instructors Join Our Team

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailPlease help us extend a warm welcome to Darnell Decker and Brittany Ranck, the two newest on-site instructors to join the PLS Classes team. Both instructors will be teaching a total of three different courses through our partner Mercyhurst University this fall! What follows is a little background on each instructor as well as information… Continue Reading >

Drake University and PLS Classes Launch New Self-Paced Online Course

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailTogether with our partner Drake University, we are pleased to announce Building a Professional Network, a new self-paced facilitated online course for graduate students in education. Participants will learn knowledge and skills essential to building a professional network. Topics include pedagogy resources, professional responsibilities, 21st century networking tools, and ongoing professional growth to support classroom… Continue Reading >

Listen to PLS Instructors Discuss Popular Themes and Challenges in Today’s Classroom on The Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud Podcast

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailSince the beginning of 2019, Steve Barkley has featured six of our PLS instructors on his podcast, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud! Steve has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and… Continue Reading >

We Are Hiring On-Site Instructors in Michigan

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailBe 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 >

A Holiday Treat from PLS Classes

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemail‘Tis the season to take a break and enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet. And why not do that with a warm, steaming cup of creamy hot chocolate? We hope you enjoy this holiday recipe from our team at PLS Classes. Homemade Hot Chocolate Ingredients: 2 cups of milk (You can also use… Continue Reading >

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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailSpring 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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailStudents 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 >