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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-2 Primary

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades K-2.

Coding for Kindergarteners

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Author Sarah Richard shares valuable tips to help kindergarten teachers have a successful first day.

Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

Teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers elementary educators ideas on how to manage student behavior and needs.

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Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

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7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

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"I'm Done": Meaningful Work for Classroom Downtime

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Project Management Methodology for the Primary School

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6 Must Know Keyboarding Exercises for Beginners

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PBL & Kids with Special Needs/Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Kids Like Blues: Using Music and Video to Rock Your Classroom

Teacher and musician Jon Schwartz tells the amusing and inspiring story (with generous video examples) of how he turned the blues into an effective pedagogy for his first graders.

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Twelve Interactive Activities for Learning About Elections

Teacher Paul Gigliotti suggests 12 simple interactive activities for teaching elementary and middle school students about how elections work.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Appreciation

Filmmaker Randy Taran returns with the second blog in her Elementary School SEL series, this time examining the power of appreciation.

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Activities to Build Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students

Filmmaker and blogger Randy Taran identifies "happiness skills" and suggests that we start teaching them at a young age.

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Stars, Sparkles and Praise: Motivation in Kids' Apps?

Teacher and education director Carolina Nugent looks at the assumptions and realities about educational apps and software for children.

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Closing the Achievement Gap One Student at a Time

Poverty is a huge factor affecting the performance of our elementary students. Schools, districts and states with a high percentage of low-income families can reasonably cite poverty as one explanation for lower test scores or poor performance in...

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Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series)
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Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series)

Using tech tools and games, second-grade teacher Robert Pronovost tailors math instruction to match students' individual learning styles.

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Sustaining Success Despite Budget Cuts

How a resource-strapped elementary school became a top-performing school with a homegrown, easy-to-implement program of differentiated instruction.

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Teachers, What's Your Vision?

Blogger Elena Aguilar highlights how Restorative Justice helped one school greatly decrease suspensions.

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Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.

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Raise Your Students' Emotional-Intelligence Quotient

Implement these strategies at your school to promote social and emotional learning.

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Seven Technology Tips for Younger Elementary

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz provides tips for teaching technology to elementary school students.

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To Improve School Climate, Examine Recess

Jill Vialet, Founder and CEO of Playworks, presents research about the SEL benefits of school recess, and offers five steps toward improving school climate by improving what happens on the playground.

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Using Music in the Elementary Classroom (Warning: It May Get Loud)

Classroom-tested song recommendations for a wide variety of activities -- from clean-up time, to art or free activities, to cursive writing.

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