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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades 3-5.
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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.
Fifth grade teachers reflect on grading students in their PBL pilot program without traditional homework, while keeping parents informed and reconsidering the meaning of grades
Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.
Engage young readers by showing them the value of composing and sending tweets to authors whose books they've enjoyed during a read-aloud.
Fifth grade teachers share how students in their PBL pilot program raised funds for microloans, created websites for a nature preserve, and developed business plans.
Borrow a strategy from Isaac Newton and have your students keep a journal of their questions as they grow their own ideas for personalized learning.
Here are five steps to engage parents in their children's education, whether through at-home activities or in-class participation, to help foster academic success.
Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.
Educators use frequent formative assessments to determine the needs of each student at Forest Lake Elementary School.
Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo believes that using words in context and modeling inquisitiveness around words is the way to go. (Updated 01/2014)
Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.
Good driving questions are written to help guide the teacher and the student.
As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.
Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at the role of educational apps for younger students and suggests ways of bringing these programs into the classroom.