Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process.
We share evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades K-2.
Project- and play-based learning are essential in the early grades to develop creative learning dispositions during the brain's most active period of synaptic growth.
Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.
Author Sarah Richard shares valuable tips to help kindergarten teachers have a successful first day.
Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.
Teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers elementary educators ideas on how to manage student behavior and needs.
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares a generous list of winter reading apps and ebooks for elementary students in class and with their families.
Children can practice empathy through apps that encourage collaboration, whether it’s drawing pictures together, cooking for each other, or creating lessons to share their knowledge.
One first grade teacher suggests that we can spot future Supreme Court Justices in six-year-olds willing to shoulder serious responsibility -- like washing the board.
This unique program, "Story Time from Space," which features astronauts at the international space station reading aloud stories, will help teachers to better inspire the next generation of science learners, discoverers, and creators.
Introduce your students to the world of etymology and morphemes as they become linguistic detectives solving the mysteries of those puzzling "sight words."
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.
Digital learning specialists provide a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.
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.
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.
Posing a question to the class, allowing for think time, and then calling on a student is one simple strategy for engaging students in better academic discourse. (Updated 10/2013)
Student-driven projects, enhanced by technology, launch kindergartners on a journey of lifelong learning.
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.
Blogger Elena Aguilar reminds us why formative assessments are important and offers strategies to use during a lesson or topic of study.