Tips & Strategies for Teaching Grade School
Experienced elementary school teachers share their tips and strategies for teaching grade school students, from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. Learn what has and hasn't worked on diverse topics; from motivating struggling students, to helping calm pre-standardized testing nerves, to dealing with bullies and helping younger students learn appropriate socialization skills.
Just need to know how to hang on to your sanity some days? Bright Hub Education's teachers and writers share articles to help with that too, including tips for managing busy schedules, strategies for effective parent-teacher conferences, and even how to utilize time management and relaxation techniques to destress, even when it feels like you don't have time to do so!
- Teaching Multiculturalism and Diversity During Winter Holidays
Many holiday customs have lost their meaning in the hustle and bustle of society. Taking time to discuss the origins of our winter traditions helps students find connections, learn about diversity and, ultimately, foster tolerance. Here's how to start.
- Elementary Student Activities for the First Day
What should a teacher choose as activities for the first day of school? It's the first day of school, and everyone wants it to be a great first day. Try a student created bulletin board and a candy ice breaker.
- You Don’t Have to Be a Common Teacher to Use Common Core Standards
What are the advantages of the Common Core Standards? Do you have to change everything that you taught before? Here are some specifics for first grade classrooms.
- Teaching Strategies to Overcome the Achievement Gap
As teachers, we can move beyond the talk about the achievement gap, and instead, utilize proven strategies to affect real change in our classrooms.
- BigUniverse.com – Inspire Children’s Learning
Read about Big Universe, an ebook sharing platform for grades K-8. How well does the program work? Is it a fit for your class?
- Class Badges to Encourage Student Learning
No matter how organized a teacher is, a little help is always welcome. Class Badges allows you to assign students badges earned based on criteria you set yourself. Learn more about how it can work for you.
- The “New” Common Core in the Elementary Grades
How do you adapt to Common Core changes in your elementary classroom? You may find it's not all that different from what you're already doing. Use the in-depth curriculum maps for guidelines and suggestions on adapting your current lesson plans.
- Incorporating the Common Core Standards into Your Teaching Style
Your school has recently adapted the Common Core State Standards. How does this affect you as a teacher? Here are some tips on making the “Common Core Style” become “your style”.
- Review of ZB FontsOnline Plus
Looking for an easy tool to teach handwriting? Zaner Bloser’s FontsOnline Plus is a web based handwriting program that provides classroom teachers and homeschoolers with resources to improve their students’ handwriting. Learn how the program works. Is it the right resource for you?