Elementary School

5 Tips For Integrating Project-Based Learning In Any Content Area

5 Tips For Integrating Project-Based Learning In Any Content Area contributed by Shann Griffith Ed note: Though this post written with elementary aged students in mind, it applies to all content areas in concept, thus the more general title and the in-text mention of elementary school. The elementary years are critical for grounding a student’s understanding …

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3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement

3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement by Rachelle Dene Poth In a prior post, I talked about the use of assessments created with a few of the digital tools available. The availability of tools like Kahoot, Quizizz and Quizlet, have enhanced the variety of assessments that teachers can create and use in the classroom.  Assessments …

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension by TeachThought Staff Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice. (See 50 apps for struggling readers.) So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading …

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A Letter-Writing Project To Connect Students With Senior Citizens

A Letter-Writing Project To Connect Students With Senior Citizens From a press release Montreal, Feb. 8, 2016 – As more researchers and doctors recommend the benefits of handwriting for both children and senior citizens, Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) (TSX: UFS) unveiled a new program today called PaperPal. The effort will connect generations through letter-writing. It will …

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5 Ways To Support Students With Sensory Processing Disorders

5 Ways To Support Students With Sensory Processing Disorders by Rebecca Dean Sensory processing disorder is characterized by difficulties in accurately processing a range of sensory information, such as touch, sound, and smell. It can be tricky for parents and teachers to manage due to the two opposite ways it can manifest — hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity. …

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Two Collaborative Learning Tools I Use To Motivate Students

Two Collaborative Learning Tools I Use To Motivate Students  by Derek von Waldner As many educators know, students often come into a classroom ranging below or above a certain grade level. Even the most experienced of teachers find this disparity challenging. Self-paced and differentiated learning can help strike a balance among student grade levels, but …

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Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain by Paul Moss Recently I came across this interesting article: Shifting from Pedagogy to Heutagogy and whilst espousing all contained within, it got me thinking about the inescapable perils faced when adopting this and other progressive forms of teaching. Going against the grain can be a lonely experience …

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4 Tips For Smarter Collaboration With Resource Teachers

4 Tips For Smarter Collaboration With Resource Teachers by Dan Henderson, Author of That’s Special: A Survival Guide To Teaching It was an arranged work marriage spurred on by the ceremonial job fair. Two principals were swapping teachers as casually as goats in a dowry. This was the last job fair before the school year, …

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The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular

The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular by Mike Anderson Few would argue with the importance of educating the whole child. Even in today’s age of standardized testing and emphasis on academic standards, perhaps even because of this recent emphasis, educators are increasingly aware of the need to nurture students’ complete development. …

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How I Use Seesaw To Create A Learning Journal in My Classroom

How I Use Seesaw To Create A Learning Journal in My Classroom contributed by Kelli Ohms, Special Education Functional Life Skills Teacher Being a functional life skills teacher, my class is not set up like a typical classroom. Students do a lot of individual and small group work. All students spend time on academic subjects …

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Punk Rock Preschool: Our Classroom’s Venture into Entrepreneurship

Punk Rock Preschool: Our Classroom’s Venture into Entrepreneurship by Jarred Geller, Punk Rock Preschool In our Pre K class, the only standard we try to meet is developing a love of learning, and once we feel this way about knowledge, everything else falls into place. So how do you get Pre K kids loving learning? Well …

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What Is Prodigy? A Math Game For Skill Building K-8

https://staging.teachthought.com/tag/whole-child/ What Is Prodigy? A Math Game For Skill Building K-8 by Richie Saltzman, prodigygame.com Ed note: This is a sponsored post from Prodigy Math, a free-to-play game with paid memberships available What Teachers Need To Know: Prodigy Math is a web-based (not app-based) math program aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Grades …

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A New Priority? Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School

A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School From a press release MADISON, Wis. — Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, the prekindergarten students learned their ABCs. Attention, breath and body, caring practice — clearly not the standard letters of the alphabet. Rather, these 4- and 5-year-olds in the Madison Metropolitan School …

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6 Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy For Teachers

6 Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy For Teachers by TeachThought Staff At the end of the day, teaching is about learning and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and flexible assessments forms, constantly improving our sense of what understanding looks like–during mobile learning, during project-based learning, and in a flipped classroom–can …

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