Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process.
We share evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades 3-5.
Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.
Neurologist, teacher, and author Judy Willis discusses the benefits of teaching elementary students how their brains work.
Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.
Principal, author and blogger Matt Levinson offers a framework for creating a family agreement on media use.
Blogger Mark Phillips offers an advance review of "A Year at Mission Hill," a 10-part film about a remarkable Boston public pilot school that will premier in five segments on Edutopia.
The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.
In Part 5 of her elementary student SEL series, filmmaker Randy Taran shows how the Inner Positive Friend can defeat the Inner Negative Meanie.
At Newsome Park Elementary School, assignments in project-based learning are helping students learn more, participate more, and want more.
Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, suggest that exercise has physiological and developmental benefits for children's brains and offer ideas for putting a new spin on active learning.
Edutopia's newest guide offers ten tips for assessing project-based learning.
Instructional coach Ellen Aguilar explains how literature circles promote cooperative learning, and allow students to make choices about their own learning.
Motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson presents the simple yet game-changing tool of if-then planning.
Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.
In order to successfully personalize learning for each student, teachers at Forest Lake Elementary plan lessons together, build a strong support network, and collaborate on professional development.