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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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It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students

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What Does Stealing Look Like and How Do You Address It?

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Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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Looking to Connect With Elementary Technology Teachers

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

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Building SECD in After-School Programs

Blogger Maurice Elias advocates for including social, emotional and character development in both daily curriculum and after-school programs.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Self-Mastery

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Four to reveal the nature of anger and a few critical techniques for self-mastery.

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Celebrating Access to Information

On Johann Gutenberg's birthday, blogger Anne O'Brien highlights the unprecedented access to information available in our world today.

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Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.

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Swipe, Tap, Flick and . . . Read? Research on Children and E-Books

Researcher Sarah Vaala examines how the trend toward e-books for children might affect literacy development.

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SEL and Whole Child Education: An Essential Partnership

Blogger Maurice Elias interviews Managing Director of the Whole Child Initiative Molly McCloskey,

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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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Student Commitment Depends on Teacher Commitment

For a classroom to be high-functioning, a teacher needs to be committed to each and every student learning.

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Pictures Worth More Than 1,000 Words: Online Classroom Displays

A Web site shows off teachers' displays while encouraging online community.

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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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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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A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films

Guest blogger Homa Tavangar suggests six kid-friendly foreign films which, when combined with the active viewing method, can entertain children while teaching them about different cultures and the things that we all have in common.

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How to Weather the Frustrations of Technology Integration

Blogger Andrew Marcinek offers suggestions for dealing with the most common obstacles to tech integration.

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Teacher Development: Fueling Teachers to Go High-Tech

How one elementary school trains and supports its staff to blaze a new digital trail.

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