K-2 Primary

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades K-2.

  • Literacy

    A Magical Summer Reading List

    With familiar themes, language, and narrative structures, fairy tales have built-in scaffolds to preserve reader confidence over the summer.
  • Classroom Management

    The Take Care of Me List

    A middle school teacher asks students how she can best support them—and shares how they can best support her and the class.
  • Growth Mindset

    Guiding Students to a Healthy Math Identity

    Young mathematicians need to see that the keys to success are passion and dedication, not speed and always being right.
  • Classroom Management

    60-Second Strategy: Equity Sticks

    Looking for a simple way to ensure all voices are heard in your classroom? Try equity sticks.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    Computational Thinking for Kindergartners

    Songs and games can be used to teach the basics of computer science to young students in age-appropriate ways—without a screen.
  • Student Engagement

    One Quick Thing

    A brief daily sharing exercise can help young students build a sense of community and the confidence to participate in class.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices

    A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported.
  • Response to Intervention

    A Daily Support System for Students

    Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.
  • Mental Health

    Making Students Feel Safe

    A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success. 
  • Teacher Wellness

    Prioritizing Teacher Self-Care

    It’s a simple self-care strategy: Teachers text a colleague to cover their class for a minute when they need to de-escalate and recharge.