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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.

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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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Jobs in Schools That Don't Require a Teaching Degree?

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching

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Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Compassion in Action

Filmmaker Randy Taran looks at compassion in action, the fifth door of her "7 Doors to Happiness" series.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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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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The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools

Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.

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The Creativity Index: No Artist Left Behind

Blogger Mark Phillips compares the theory behind a proposed U.S. "Creativity Index" with the proven results of Venezuela's "El Sistema."

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Academics and School Life: The Importance of Character

Blogger Maurice Elias makes a case for developing character and social and emotional skills in student.

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Rugrat-ical Technology: Five Truths of Teaching Tech to Elementary Students

Third-grade teacher Gaetan Pappalardo offers some practical suggestions for introducing some simple, yet valuable tech tools to younger kids.

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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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Teachers Should Know Copyright from Wrong

Know what you can -- and can't -- download for the classroom.

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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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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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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

Guest blogger Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.

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Academic Success for All Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach
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Academic Success for All Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

At P. K. Yonge, using Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) enables teachers to differentiate and provide each student the right level of instruction to succeed.

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