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.
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
Poetry is an effective tool for broadening elementary students' reading choices, strengthening sentence-level skills, teaching ELLs about English, and reinforcing learning across many subjects.
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.
Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares a classroom activity that helps K-8 students develop their ability to focus and pay better attention.
PE teacher, faculty advisor and author Harvey Zahn provides examples of how the PSMS (personal/social management skills) strategy can be applied to elementary school physical education.
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.
Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher suggests that the balance of screen time should be weighed in proportion to how appropriate, meaningful and empowering it is for students.
Blogger Maurice Elias offers up lessons on The Liberty Bell to inspire students to ask critical questions and look more deeply at the world.
Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her own transformative experience with the Morning Meeting model and suggests five steps for integrating this practice into the classroom.
Karen Bantuveris, founder and CEO of VolunteerSpot, presents the top hurdles and success strategies for engaging parent volunteers in the classroom.
Some fun and informative activities from Lisa M Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Joan Young (@flourishingkids) to help new teachers use Wordle.
Dr. Judy Willis shares some tips for structuring achievable challenge and demonstrating incremental progress to plan more effective instruction.
At Mary Scroggs Elementary School, every day is a technology day.
Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.
The Vail School District in southern Arizona developed a wiki for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Today, the wiki is a smash hit, and textbooks are a thing of the past.
Larry Ferlazzo shares some great insights to help us step up rather than slack off at the end of the year.
For a classroom to be high-functioning, a teacher needs to be committed to each and every student learning.