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K-2 Primary

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

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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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Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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10 Tips for Teaching English-Language Learners

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The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks
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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.

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Using Exhibits as Assessment
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Using Exhibits as Assessment

Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.

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A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching

The synergy of diverse disciplines can lead to a sweet spot. Consider myths and fables for teaching subjects as far ranging as geography, vocabulary, and philosophy.

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Developing Students' Trust: The Key to a Learning Partnership

To create students who are willing partners in education, teachers must learn to trust them.

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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Author and global ed advisor Homa Tavangar makes a case for why empathy is the most important back-to-school supply we can give our children.

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3C's to Supporting Student Success

Care, captivate, and catapult: these are Katie Jacobs' daily practices to help her second graders become the best students and people they can possibly be.

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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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Elementary Students Get a Wired Education

Computers and multimedia are seamlessly woven into the curriculum at technology-rich Mary Scroggs Elementary School.

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Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Sites

Keith Ferrell of EdTechIdeas gives us the gift of 12 winter- and holiday-themed educational websites.

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Project-Based Learning: What Experts Say

Educators and researchers share their views on why project-based learning is an important learning strategy for classrooms.

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Using Music in the Classroom to Inspire Creative Expression

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo shares tips for integrating music in the elementary classroom.

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Response to Intervention: Collaborating to Target Instruction
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Response to Intervention: Meeting Students at Their Learning Ability

Meyer Elementary School's Response to Intervention practice has contributed to their ranking in the top five percent of all Michigan schools.

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Seven Tips for New Elementary Teachers to Save Energy, Time, and Tears

Professional development specialist Otis Kriegel offers seven logistical tips for new elementary teachers to help them relax and stay focused on delivering the best possible instruction.

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