Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

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Meet Evelyn Hamlin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Foreign or Second Language Teachers Teachers

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

Team Building with Elementary Students

User Generated Education

I meet with two groups of gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th, for a full day each week. Yes, there are mounds of curricula students must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test.

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms. So Felicia, give us our first idea for adding Morning Meetings to the Special Ed Classroom.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the design problem.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

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Meeting Youth Through Culture And The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Being a scholar can benefit an elementary school classroom because you may have the knowledge and resources to help students gain information that they may not be aware of outside of the school. Guest article by Heather Penn.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District. At the meeting later that day I introduced each of the tools to the group and noted which ones did not require student access to a computer.

Principal for a Day at Jackson Elementary

MIND Research Institute

This is an experience where local business leaders and other community members are invited to visit a school, tour classrooms, meet students and teachers, and learn about the great things being done in education. I arrived at Jackson Elementary with a smile on the morning of March 22.

Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs

A Principal's Reflections

For example, Mrs. Montecuollo and Mrs. Westbrook could read student responses and be clear about what each writer needed to add or change in order to meet standard. As students struggled to articulate their ideas, they worried that their writing sounded “so simple” and “so elementary.”

DigiWriMo, meet the Make Bank

K12 Open Ed

In talking about this with a group of folks last night , someone asked “ As a college student working on my elementary major, how could I use this writing piece in my future classroom?” I’m taking part in another open collaborative learning event in November: DigiWriMo.

A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!

Kleinspiration

Without hesitation, I can tell you that she is one of the most inspiring and generous individuals I have ever been blessed to meet. One of my favorite stories to share with my students is The Potato Chip Champ by award-winning Michigan author, Maria Dismondy.

Teaching Empathy to Elementary Students Through a Charming Read Aloud

Kleinspiration

We all met in my colleague''s room to meet and listen to Maria. Maria knew exactly how to handle the group of 70 second graders; she is a former elementary teacher herself. a Bit of Background about Bullying Our school has a bullying program, and we are required to host class meetings.

Four tips from a successful elementary school

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class. Although Governor Phil Bryant is considering taking over Jackson Public Schools, which has struggled to improve student achievement and meet accreditation standards, there are bright spots in the district.

Year Two - Elementary Tech Team Plan

Tech Helpful

Our elementary school creates an opportunity for our fourth and fifth-grade students to take part in Friday afternoon electives where they choose from about 7- 8 choices that teachers lead from their passions.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. They work with 4 different apps- Wonder, Blockly, Go, Path.the various apps meet different levels of coding ability. Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?"

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. It’s unlimited and as long as there is technology our kids can take reading anywhere, therefore, students can meet their nightly objective in a myriad of places.

4 tips for incorporating safe, engaging, tech-rich material into early elementary ed

eSchool News

It must meet the standards we’re working on, and it needs to be engaging. I love incorporating technology into my curriculum and introducing it to my students in meaningful ways. The good news is that teaching them to use technology isn’t difficult.

Where Personalized Learning Meets Social Emotional Learning

Edsurge

And far more than just listening to speakers from a stage, we're crafting time for conference attendees to meet in intimate groups with each other and with speakers to explore the issues and challenges that confront each one. At Fusion, you will meet leading education thinkers and doers from organizations that include the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Digital Promise, FutureReady, LEAP Innovations, KnowledgeWorks, ISTE, Ed-Fi, IMS Global and many others.

The Beauty of Ownership and Belonging: Elementary Tech Teams

Tech Helpful

These elective opportunities gave me the possibility of having an elementary tech team. They learned first had the beauty of educational collaboration and communication to best meet student needs.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

She often meets with the social worker to talk about strategies for kids who have behavioral Individual Education Programs (IEPs). The first Breakout Angie Sutherland designed was in response to a teacher’s request for an activity to help her students improve their teamwork skills.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? I used to be a tenured general education elementary classroom teacher.

How one Mississippi elementary school improved to an A rating

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student reads in a Mississippi elementary school. In 2010, a year after Andrea Pastchal-Smith became principal of West Elementary School, formerly named West Oktibbeha County Elementary, the struggling school earned an “Academic Watch” rating from the state.

Amidst Opioid Addiction, Plummeting Morale, One Elementary School Reinvents Itself

Edsurge

When you enter Parker-Varney Elementary School, you are immediately struck by the relaxed atmosphere. As teachers meet and plan project goals with students, they become partners in learning. Across Parker-Varney Elementary, teachers focus on what can work rather than on what is not working. Make your way to the office to check in, and you’ll see students walking by and waving, moving in and out of community spaces with confidence and ease.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. Valerie Jopeck , Elementary Library Education Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. I also realized I need to make time to come to the National Writing Project Meeting EVERY YEAR! Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

Laptops are Great, Even During Lecture or Meetings

CUE

Just as she makes clear that she’s coming at this issue from the position of a college professor, I want to make clear that I’m coming at it from the position of an elementary school teacher. The post Laptops are Great, Even During Lecture or Meetings appeared first on CUE Blog.

New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students

techlearning

The elementary school games complement Legends of Learning’s existing middle school suite of more than 800 games and simulations. Using games in a school setting seemed like an idea that could work, one that is modern and meets students on their terms.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

techlearning

Providing educators with training to teach coding and robotics is necessary for schools and districts to meet the growing demand for these skills from parents, teachers, and principals.

Meet the Support Network Addressing Out-Of-School Challenges for Every Student

Edsurge

Steadman, who teaches at Mendell Elementary School in this highly-diverse Boston neighborhood, passed along her concerns to a colleague, Madeline Gillespie, a family support coordinator. And she meets with groups of students during their usual lunch breaks. They meet regularly and discuss students and families receiving active assistance. But on any given week there’s a battery of meetings about how well individual support services are working and how students doing.

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

MindShift

That was also true of Crocker College Prep, an elementary school in New Orleans. Then she started meeting with a school social worker. ” Young children play outside in the fog at Crocker College Prep, an elementary school in New Orleans.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

I visited many elementary and middle schools where students, with bulging headphones wrapped over their heads, stared at separate computers, each learning something different at the same moment. More group work was associated with greater individual gains in a new study.

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Amazon Donates $10k in Resources to Elementary Schools

K-12 Schools - Education News

Last year, the Grant Elementary and Woodmore Elementary schools asked its teachers to generate a wish list with the online retailer site for a chance to win the items selected. Grant Elementary School won after being drawn from a hat. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Competitions, external “judging” or feedback from classroom guests, and opportunities to greet and meet VIP guests and share their work are all ways to reward excellence and encourage students to go above and beyond the rubric. Classroom management can be a challenge.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary School

How The Morning Meeting Can Transform Classroom Culture

Teaching With Soul

I first learned about the Morning Meeting model, while working as a school principal in an elementary school in Pasadena, CA. The Morning Meeting was actually first proposed to me by a new teacher who had studied it in her pre-service classes. Learn to Use the Morning Meeting.