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.
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.
As teachers, we can move beyond the talk about the achievement gap, and instead, utilize proven strategies to affect real change in our classrooms.
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?
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.