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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.
Blogger Ben Johnson highlights how the Common Core Standards address problem solving and help prepare students for the real world.
Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.
Blogger Suzie Boss outlines how PBL and 21st-century skills go hand-in-hand.
As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.
Art and movement blend into academics at this K-8 public school.
High school English teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares a couple simple tips for using the Web to keep students engaged.
Mary Beth Hertz suggests focusing on accomplishments and encouraging positive student reflection to end the year.