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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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Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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Looking to Connect With Elementary Technology Teachers

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Educators Deal with the Growing Problem of Autism

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

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Helping Students Develop the Skills to Focus

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares a classroom activity that helps K-8 students develop their ability to focus and pay better attention.

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Teaching Personal/Social Management Skills in Physical Education

PE teacher, faculty advisor and author Harvey Zahn provides examples of how the PSMS (personal/social management skills) strategy can be applied to elementary school physical education.

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The Balance of Screen Time

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher suggests that the balance of screen time should be weighed in proportion to how appropriate, meaningful and empowering it is for students.

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Classroom Connections: Arts Integration Up Close

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz profiles how a California elementary school used music, dance, and visual arts to connect the content-learning in all its classrooms.

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The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her own transformative experience with the Morning Meeting model and suggests five steps for integrating this practice into the classroom.

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5 Tips for Engaging Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

Karen Bantuveris, founder and CEO of VolunteerSpot, presents the top hurdles and success strategies for engaging parent volunteers in the classroom.

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First Day of Kindergarten: 8 Survival Skills

Blogger and author Sarah Richard shares eight teacher survival skills for the first day of kindergarten.

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Should Students Evaluate Their Teachers?

Blogger Ben Johnson ponders the use of student evaluations in K-12 education.

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Publishing Student Writing -- and Your Own

An undeniable benefit to having kids produce real books is that they work harder when they know an audience will see it.

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Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

Erika Burton explains how parents can create the stepping stones toward literacy for their preK children.

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

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Intervention for Failing Students: What Matters Most?

People, not programs, matter most when it comes to intervention for struggling 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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K-5 iPad Apps for Understanding (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 2)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Understanding are reviewed in this second post of a six-part series.

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