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.
Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea looks at the Common Core ELA standards for lessons that will motivate students through inquiry, curiosity and exploration.
In Part 6 of her elementary student SEL series, filmmaker Randy Taran sets the stage for Ninja Mastery, a.k.a. learning emotional management.
Math teacher and teaching strategist Karen Lea looks at meaningful ways to connect learning objectives with Common Core State Standards.
A Year at Mission Hill is a video documentary series that covers the transformation of one Boston inner city elementary school. In Chapters Two and Three, we watch teachers and students come together to lay a foundation of respect and trust, and...
Blogger Elena Aguilar shares some creative ideas to make book reports more fun and meaningful for all types of learners (and teachers!).
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.
Dr. Judy Willis shares some tips for structuring achievable challenge and demonstrating incremental progress to plan more effective instruction.
Setting long-term goals is a key part of learning to be gritty. Teacher Beth Perkins helps her fifth graders evaluate their real-life goals to understand the elements that make up the best ones.
At Newsome Park Elementary School, assignments in project-based learning are helping students learn more, participate more, and want more.
Identify the type of question you want to ask, focus for your desired outcome, then ensure it's appropriate for the students and their culture.
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.
Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.
As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.