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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.

Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.

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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FTP in Blue: When, Why, and Whom to Teach Procedures To

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Enrichment Programs, When & How ?

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5 Educational Winter Games For Any Grade-School Classroom

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Gratitude Builds Character and Health

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

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Matching Teaching with How Students Learn

Blogger Ben Johnson shares the key features of a learner -- and the implications for teaching.

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Trayvon Martin: The Wakeup Call to End Stereotype Threat

Becki Cohn-Vargas, director of Not In Our School, examines the concepts of stereotype threat and identity safety, and suggests how we can prevent one while promoting the other.

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What Are You Teaching Today? Poetry That Inspires!

Blogger Lisa Dabbs offers a few suggestions for an in-class Poem in Your Pocket Day as a way of helping students celebrate National Poetry Month.

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A (Very) Short Guide to Purchasing New Technology

English teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares two basic questions to help guide technology purchases.

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Case Study: What Does it Take to Turn Around a School?

Author and educator Rick Winter describes his experience in taking a small school from struggling to success.

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Getting an Early Start on Financial Literacy

A financial-literacy curriculum provides real-world context for learning and helps students directly connect school with their future goals.

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Celebrating National Poetry Month with Technology

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz loves both poetry and technology, and she shares some creative ways to celebrate National Poetry Month with students.

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How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills

Blogger Suzie Boss outlines how PBL and 21st-century skills go hand-in-hand.

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New Guide Offers Assessment Tips for the Classroom

Edutopia's newest guide offers ten tips for assessing project-based learning.

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Ending the Year on a Positive Note

Mary Beth Hertz suggests focusing on accomplishments and encouraging positive student reflection to end the year.

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Finishing the School Year Strong

Larry Ferlazzo shares some great insights to help us step up rather than slack off at the end of the year.

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Kindergartners Explore Through Project Learning

The Auburn Early Education Center immerses young children in self-directed projects.

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Standardized Testing Fails the Exam

If enough educators -- and noneducators -- realize there are serious flaws in how we evaluate our schools, maybe we can stop this absurdity.

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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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