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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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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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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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Accidentally Creating a Digital Writing Workshop

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

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Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers Meet the Lesson Study Method

Guest blogger Anne-Lise Halvorsen introduces the lesson study, a professional development method she uses to engage and inspire pre-service teachers around elementary social studies curriculum.

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Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students

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

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Brain-Compatible Study Strategies

Guest blogger Lori Desautels details a set of brain-compatible study strategies for fifth graders, although these methods could be adapted for use at any age.

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Student Apps for Winter Reading

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares a generous list of winter reading apps and ebooks for elementary students in class and with their families.

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How Rafe Esquith’s 5th Graders Became the World Famous Hobart Shakespeareans

Guest blogger Rafe Esquith describes his process of trial and error in teaching fifth graders how to perform Shakespeare and play guitar.

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Pen Pals in the 21st Century

While many consider the pen pal an analog age artifact, blogger and teacher Lisa Mims demonstrates how this very human form of communication is alive and well in her classroom - and relevant to her curriculum.

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Teens, Song and the Language of Connection

Guest blogger Lessia Bonn wraps up Connected Educator Month by way of an exuberant story about reaching out with music, reflecting back the wisdom of young people, and finding the spirit of sharing among teachers.

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You Only Get One "First Day of School"

Blogger and veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.

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Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students

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

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Using Music in the Classroom to Inspire Creative Expression

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo shares tips for integrating music in the elementary classroom.

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How to Creatively Integrate Science and Math

Blogger Ben Johnson makes a case for more collaboration between math and science teachers.

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How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

Mary Beth Hertz shares some insights into adapting Stranger Danger lessons for the virtual world.

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Wii Love Learning: Using Gaming Technology to Engage Students

Put today's hottest game console to educational use.

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Cooperative Learning Fits into the Calculation

Master teacher Chris Opitz shares resources for integrating social and emotional learning into math class.

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