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3-5 Upper Elementary

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades 3-5.

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

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.

Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students

Neurologist, teacher, and author Judy Willis discusses the benefits of teaching elementary students how their brains work.

Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.

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3 Technologies I Can't Live Without

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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Is it too soon to think about the First Day of School?

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Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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3C's to Supporting Student Success

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Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, suggest that exercise has physiological and developmental benefits for children's brains and offer ideas for putting a new spin on active learning.

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews ten apps, many available for both iOS and Android, that encourage math fluency by engaging elementary students with games to amuse as well as teach.

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A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films

Guest blogger Homa Tavangar suggests six kid-friendly foreign films which, when combined with the active viewing method, can entertain children while teaching them about different cultures and the things that we all have in common.

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Focus on Audience for Better PBL Results

Edutopia blogger and PBL expert Suzie Boss describes how connecting students with a real audience often leads to deeper learning.

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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.

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Teaching History by Connecting Human Intelligence, Innovation and Agency

Guest blogger Linda Levstik, a professor of social studies and history education, reduces the archaeological concept of chaine operatoire into five basic steps that help preservice teachers introduce their students to human intelligence, innovation...

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Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests three screencasting apps as a way to develop the 21st century skill of communicating clearly while helping fourth graders hit their Common Core Math Standard.

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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

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.

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10 Tips for Teaching English-Language Learners

Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.

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Differentiated Instruction Ignites Elementary School Learning
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Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student.

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Music and Dance Drive Academic Achievement
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Music and Dance Drive Academic Achievement

Tucson, Arizona, elementary schools find success by infusing arts into every discipline.

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Smart Hearts: Social and Emotional Learning Overview
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Smart Hearts: Social and Emotional Learning Overview

In school districts from New Haven to Anchorage, social and emotional skills are being taught and assessed just like skills in math and reading.

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Deeper Learning: A Collaborative Classroom Is Key

Blogger Rebecca Alber provides tips for scaffolding collaboration in the classroom.

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Argumentative Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards

Regardless of the subject, argumentative or persuasive writing is a key component of Common Core Standards.

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