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!

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  • It’s Never Too Early to Start STEM Projects in Preschool
    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.
  • How to Make the Birthday Child Feel Special in the Early Childhood Classroom
    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.
  • Sensory Integration: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
    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 to Improve Story Time to Increase Young Children’s Engagement and Comprehension
    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.
  • Assessing Early Math Skill Through Block Play
    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.
  • The First Day of Music Class: Activities for Student Introductions
    It’s the first day of Music classes and you find yourself staring at the attendance sheets wondering, “How am I going to remember all of these names?" No need to panic for in this two-part series you will find getting to know you activities to introduce you to your students. Have fun!
  • Fish-Themed Back to School Bulletin Board Idea
    Fish travel in schools, so why not incorporate them into a fun theme for your classroom at the beginning of a new school year? Along with creating a bulletin board, you can read, create an art project, perform math tasks and more.
  • Reward Your Elementary School Students With Great Awards
    End of the year school awards are a popular part of elementary school traditions, because children love to be rewarded and made to feel special. This article has a list of ideas for awards to give to your students.
  • Celebrate the End of the Year With Funny Superlative Awards
    Teachers and students, we are on the downhill slide to summer vacation! A great way to end the year is with awards that elementary students can take home and tape to the refrigerator. Humor is key to making the last days of the year positively fun.
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