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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.
See how Ralston Elementary teachers combine two subjects in one lesson, giving their students a deeper understanding of the content and its applied interconnectivity.
By giving students jobs like Passage Picker, Psychologist, and Wonderer within their literature circles, you can foster critical thinking in a clearly defined collaborative environment.
Make mindfulness a part of classroom learning by integrating it into curriculum-themed activities through exercises in breathing, sensory experience, guided imagery, and movement.
By taking down the walls of their school and bringing learning into the community around them, Crellin makes education meaningful and magical for their students.
By using real-world problems as projects for children to solve, Crellin Elementary empowers, engages, and excites students about what they can learn and how they can use that knowledge.
By encouraging students' wonder and recording their "I Wonder" questions, teachers can view those questions holistically and use them to develop lessons and projects that will harness student curiosity.
Inviting community members into the classroom to share their expertise can help bring lessons and learning to life for students.
Good driving questions are written to help guide the teacher and the student.
Blogger Rebecca Alber provides tips for scaffolding collaboration in the classroom.
Blogger Elena Aguilar reminds us why formative assessments are important and offers strategies to use during a lesson or topic of study.
See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.
A master teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom.
After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.
Author and global ed advisor Homa Tavangar makes a case for why empathy is the most important back-to-school supply we can give our children.