Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process.
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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.
Educational consultant Allen Mendler provides a set of guidelines for giving children emotional support as they struggle to understand the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Director Minli Virdone describes Khan Academy's Discovery Lab summer camp, where, among other hands-on projects, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders learn by reverse engineering common household objects.
Elaine Kennedy, Head of New Morning School, describes a K-8 curriculum that focuses on the students' joy of discovery.
Keith Ferrell of EdTechIdeas gives us the gift of 12 winter- and holiday-themed educational websites.
Filmmaker Randy Taran continues her blog series about building social and emotional skills in elementary students. This time she focuses on passions and strengths.
Not solely for young children, reading to kids at bedtime can calm them, offer an opportunity for connection and promote language development skills.
Blogger Suzie Boss encourages educators to teach their students that writing to their president is a longstanding American tradition.
Motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson presents the simple yet game-changing tool of if-then planning.
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.
Blogger Ben Johnson highlights how the Common Core Standards address problem solving and help prepare students for the real world.
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.
NASA scientist and math educator Deepak Kulkarni, Ph.D. looks at the recreational and educational value of math puzzles, with a special focus on the algebraic teaching potential of OkiDoku.
Educators and researchers share their views on why project-based learning is an important learning strategy for classrooms.
Blogger Suzie Boss outlines how PBL and 21st-century skills go hand-in-hand.