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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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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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3 Super-Simple Summer Science Activities

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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Advice on Where to Apply for Teacher Prep Student Teaching?

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Arts Education: A Right and Necessity

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for keeping the arts alive in our schools.

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New Teacher Academy: How to Work with Parents

In week four of Lisa Dabbs' New Teacher Academy series, guest blogger Shelly Sanchez Terrell talks about the benefits of working with the parents of students.

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Do You Write with Your Students?

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares how writing and reading with your students can make a difference.

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New Chat Encourages Best Practices for PBL

Blogger Suzie Boss brings to light a quick and easy way to learn about PBL best practices.

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International Comparisons in Digital Literacy: What Can We Learn?

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares resources for helping students grow their digital literacy.

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10 Tips for Teaching English-Language Learners

Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.

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New Teacher Academy: Lesson Planning

Blogger Lisa Dabbs and teacher Matt Ray offer some suggestions about lesson planning in her New Teacher Academy series.

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iPod, iListen, iRead

Milton Chen covers some innovative uses of the iPod in helping young English language-learners master reading, writing, and much more.

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Peace Helpers Become Classroom Problem Solvers

At Brooklyn's PS 24, fourth and fifth graders resolve playground conflicts and train younger students to be peacemakers in their classrooms.

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An Ageless Approach: Why Multiage Classrooms Should Replace Fixed Grade Levels

The wide range of academic ability in our classrooms underscores the need for a new approach to class organization.

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High Tech in Hawaii: The Real-World Relevance of Technology

Students at this elementary school in Hawaii use sophisticated tools to learn to solve problems.

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How to Teach Character in the Classroom

This school's Community Circle builds much more than a sense of community.

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The Importance of a Classroom Library

A collection of books in class is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have, regardless of content area.

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How to Ignite Intellectual Curiosity in Students

When students lack curiosity and are disinterested in the classroom, teachers need to reevaluate their lesson plan.

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