Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

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. ” The post Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Foreign or Second Language Teachers Teachers

10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners. Below are ten strategies I hope will help elementary teachers to engage their young learners online. #1 Learning stations are a staple in most elementary classrooms.

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5 steps to an engaging online elementary program

eSchool News

Elementary education is the foundation for early learning, providing students with the skills and community they need for future success in school and life. Online learning has become a growing trend among K-12 students, including elementary students.

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. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. What are open badges, and how does this work with elementary kids? Amy has fourteen years of experience working as an elementary educator.

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. The post Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Why we should let online elementary students lead

eSchool News

The role of elementary teachers has never been more important, especially as kindergarten through fifth grade students today are facing more change than ever before–from the effects of the pandemic to social media and stressful current events being right at their fingertips.

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. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

From digital citizenship to digital leadership in a South Carolina elementary school

Hapara

I am currently a fifth grade teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina. Being in an elementary classroom, it is hard to help students understand how their digital habits affect themselves and others. Where we started .

Is Your Mathematics Curriculum Meeting the Needs of ALL Your Students?

TeacherCast

ORIGO Education is a leading provider of elementary math solutions from Pre-K to Grade 6 committed to helping make learning mathematics meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible to all students and their teachers.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

In order to support interest and passion driven learning (all – I mean all – of my students play video games) as well as address cross-curricular content area integration of language arts, science, and technology standards, I had my gifted elementary learners, grades 2 through 6, do a semester long project on video game design. Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the design problem.

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. Around ten years ago during one of my Master’s classes, I had to write a philosophy of teaching. I discussed how education involves an environment that engages people to critically think and share their ideas, to improve understanding and learning.

Do fraught school board meetings offer a view of the future? 

The Hechinger Report

The August school board meeting in this South Carolina community started with a plea for grace. “It’s Credit: Screen capture from a from Lexington-Richland 5 school board meeting. In South Dakota, police officers dragged an unmasked participant out of one school board meeting.

OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

The Hechinger Report

To meet this need, we must start young. The post OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education appeared first on The Hechinger Report. PALO ALTO, Calif. —

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ?

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. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Dr. Felicia Durden @drdrdn , author of Morning Meetings for Special Ed Classrooms: 101 Fun Ideas, Creative Activities, and Adaptable Techniques. So Felicia, give us our first idea for adding Morning Meetings to the Special Ed Classroom.

#01: Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

MEET MY NEW PODCAST: The 10-minute Teacher Show-- for Remarkable but Busy Teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

Teaching Students to Advocate at Their Own IEP Meetings

N2Y

Did you know that students with disabilities are allowed to attend their own IEP meetings ? Most special education teachers, leaders, and advocates highly encourage students to participate in and eventually lead their IEP meetings.

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. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

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. ” and I immediately thought of the Make Bank.

Instructure Launches Canvas for Elementary User Experience for Back to School

eSchool News

SALT LAKE CITY — June 28, 2021 — Today at ISTE Live 2021, Instructure launched the Canvas for Elementary user experience, a combination of features that make Canvas more user-friendly for elementary students.

McGraw Hill Announces New Elementary Math Program That Increases Student Curiosity and Confidence

eSchool News

Reveal Math is the latest learning science innovation that McGraw Hill has released to support teachers and students to meet the challenges associated with remote learning during the pandemic and beyond.

Engage Students AND Meet Standards with Student Podcasting! – SULS0134

Shake Up Learning

The post Engage Students AND Meet Standards with Student Podcasting! Jen shares how podcasting can help students meet content standards, explore their interests, learn new skills, tap into the 4 c’s, and engage in authentic learning.

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. I remember that one of the parents mentioned how it was a great experience being able to meet the other families in person and discuss their experiences. Educator Heather Pence, who teaches for 51Talk recently attended an event that brought her closer to the students who take classes with 51Talk.

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. Kathleen Grigsby principal of Davis Magnet World IB Elementary School, spoke to The Hechinger Report about student success at the school, particularly with early literacy.

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning in the Elementary Classroom [Download]

Edsurge

Can elementary students effectively complete research projects? Will they still meet required learning objectives with the teacher serving as a guide instead of teaching the curriculum in a direct, traditional manner?

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.”

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. Maria and I became friends about two years ago after connecting through the blogging world. She has such a wonderful way with the students. This is reflective in her work.

How Schools Can Meet Students’ Academic and Emotional Needs at the Same Time

Edsurge

Take Concourse Village Elementary School, a South Bronx, N.Y., At Concourse Village, students were building the core knowledge and skills to meet grade-level standards, but students, families and educators were ready for more.

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. This also teaches elementary students the skills of knowing how to write papers for future needs. apps best tech elementary edtech grade level technology integration web based

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. Twenty years later, I was spending my day with him in his first year as principal at Jackson Elementary. One of the first things we did was participate in a twenty-minute staff meeting.

To Combat the ‘COVID Slide,’ Tutoring Program Pairs Elementary Schoolers with College Students

Edsurge

The staff decided to partner with the Boys & Girls Club, which has 80 sites across 30 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, so it could use the club’s pre-existing meeting spaces, source the students who need tutoring and facilitate the tutoring sessions.

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.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research

Edsurge

As an English as an additional language (EAL) support teacher at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand, I co-teach in four early elementary classrooms, supporting multilingual students who are developing their academic proficiency in English.

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. For me, it finally gave me the opportunity to create an elementary tech support team. Recently, I asked our elementary teachers what they needed the most in terms of technology professional development.

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. We have used all of Maria''s books in our class meetings. This young (and precious) seven year old and I chatted about how amazing it would be if Maria could come to meet our class.

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

I sat down with April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia this month to discuss why as an elementary school teacher, she has chosen to embrace AI for her own learning and that of her students. April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School.

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. Students at West Elementary School receive incentives like school-wide announcements, special signs on their classroom doors, and pizza parties when their entire class has perfect attendance.

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?" The truth is, we didn't, but we learned along the way. The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning.

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. belonging collaboration communication conferences edtech electives elementary tech team GaETC ownership resources school community sharing tech teamFor this school year our fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to participate in elective Fridays that change each quarter.