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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.
Through Responsive Classroom practices such as Social Thinking, Symonds Elementary teaches its students daily that who they learn with is as important as what they learn.
Strategies like mindfulness, emotional regulation, and supportive small groups help Symonds meet the academic and social needs of their students.
For productive parent-teacher conferences, teachers can team up with students' families, encouraging them to take a more active role in driving the conversation.
Make communication and emotional literacy part of your everyday curriculum. These won't eliminate conflict and bad feelings, but they'll prevent bullying patterns from taking root.
Check out these important activities for developing community and learning goals with elementary school students.
As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.
Teachers can help children learn about differences by presenting them with vignettes and then giving them tools to analyze what they have heard and seen.
Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.
An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Remembering are covered in this first post of a six-part series. (Updated 10/2013)
Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.
Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.
Blogger and teacher Gaetan Pappalardo teaches educators on how to manage student behavior and needs. (Updated 01/2014)
Blogger Elena Aguilar reminds us why formative assessments are important and offers strategies to use during a lesson or topic of study.