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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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The Myth of Having Summers Off

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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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8 Reasons Why Your Student Might Not Have ADHD

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

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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How to Develop a Welcoming Culture

Behavioral expert Richard Curwin suggests that the most effective way to handle misbehaving students is by including them and making them feel valued.

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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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Teachers, What's Your Vision?

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

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A Tech Expert's Not-So-Secret Sources

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano admits that he does not, in fact, know all things tech, but he's finally ready to reveal his sources!

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Summer Learning Tips

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee reviews a number of ways (many of them fun) to keep children engaged during summer break and give them a running start for the new school year.

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Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

Blogger Larry Ferlazzo and fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, in another excerpt from their book "The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide," share six fun ways to help students develop positive, trusting and enriching classroom relationships.

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Leading the Way in Social, Emotional, and Character Development Standards

Blogger Maurice Elias highlights the ways Kansas has included social and emotional learning standards to the curriculum.

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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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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 1 - Using Wordle

Some fun and informative activities from Lisa M Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Joan Young (@flourishingkids) to help new teachers use Wordle.

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More Fun Than a Barrel of . . . Worms?!

At Newsome Park Elementary School, assignments in project-based learning are helping students learn more, participate more, and want more.

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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.

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Active Learning Is Key to Differentiated Instruction

Meeting the needs of all learners starts with using active-learning strategies -- including student choice.

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3 Super-Simple Summer Science Activities

Science popularizer and guest blogger 'Science Bob' Pflugfelder offers parents three experiments - Blobs in a Bottle, the Exploding Lunch Bag, and Film Canister Rockets - to delight and engage young scientists over summer vacation.

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