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!
Young children have varied learning styles and boundless energy. They need an effective preschool class, which is exciting and challenges active learning from the time they enter the classroom each day. STEM programs can be the ideal solution.
Three hundred and sixty five days of discoveries, adventures, and growth equals a birthday for each child and a triumph to be celebrated with friends. How do you handle a child’s birthday in your classroom? There are two ways to encompass this task – see which one is best for you.
What is sensory integration and why is understanding it important for teachers of young children? How can this knowledge help teachers support the children in their care to interact appropriately to their surroundings and ensure a quality learning environment?
How can you be sure that story time is effective and beneficial? Are the children engaged and learning? What knowledge or skills are being supported? This article will highlight what it means for children to truly be engaged and describes some research-based strategies teachers can use.
Introduced into kindergarten curriculum over 150 years ago, block play allows children to explore mathematical concepts such as geometry, spatial awareness, patterning, and more. Use block play to support math learning and as a tool to assess children’s mathematical understanding during play.
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.
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.
Looking for an easy tool to teach handwriting? Zaner Bloser’s FontsOnline Plus is a web-based handwriting program that provides classroom teachers and home-schoolers with resources to improve their students’ handwriting. Learn how the program works. Is it the right resource for you?
Now that the Common Core State Standards have been adopted by nearly every state in the country what does this mean for teachers? This article will offer suggestions on how to implement CCSS into your lesson plans.
Scholastic has just released a new list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids. Although many familiar titles make the list, many educators, parents and readers may be disappointed to find their favorites did not make the cut in order to make room for some new contenders.
Students will have a rocking good time while learning about the minerals and rocks our Earth is composed of. Explore chocolate chip cookies, read “Stone Soup,” and create a clay model of the Earth among other things. Here’s a resource guide to rocks and minerals study materials.
Why spend time reinventing the wheel when Bright Hub Education has so many resources to offer? Here, you will find suggestions for great read alouds! Whether you are teaching preK or 5th grade, there is something for every level on this list.
A great way to introduce students to a variety of genres is through an author study. Need ideas on incorporating this into your classroom? Try any of the following excellent teaching suggestions, lessons and activities.
Spring is a time of awakening, and there is no better way to awaken the interest of your students than by using unique lessons and activities. Here, we have collected the best that Bright Hub Education has to offer for spring.