Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Barry Hoonan on episode 539 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject.

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Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Today she talks about strategies any teacher can use to help kids love reading. ” The post Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Idea Friday Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Writing

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

As an international consultant, Sherry draws from her rich experience at various levels of public education–teaching elementary school, being an administrator in a high school of 1,300 students, working as a state consultant, and creating and facilitating virtual courses. Sherry St.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. Marketing strategies. I am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th.

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Next Generation Learning: Elementary School. Redwood Heights Elementary School (RHS) is an elementary school in Oakland, California.

Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

Unlike traditional elementary schools where students have one teacher that teaches them all five topics, students at Hook Elementary belong to pods where they rotate between three teachers who teach Reading and Social Studies, Writing, and Math and Science.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Even young students can learn strategies for priming their brains to learn more efficiently. Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students. This strategy uses technology in two stations.

Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

This model is an easier shift for elementary teachers who are already use learning stations with students. I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies. The grouping strategy should make sense for the specific lesson.

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A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I’ve used them successfully in my teaching training classes but never with elementary learners. I believe they are an underutilized but powerful instructional strategy. In line with the theme of this blog, student-centric and user generated educational techniques.

Strategies That Can Take the Anxiety Out Of Math

Digital Promise

Elementary school teachers often lack confidence in teaching math and are math anxious themselves. Research-based strategies designed to reduce the pressure around assessments can help those students who often show increased anxiety on tests, where they underperform.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

Early in my career, I taught elementary students in a computer lab and served as the Technology Teacher Leader (TTL) for the school. Explore the Edtech Marketplace Today blog series to hear other voices from the field share important perspectives on challenges and strategies around technology use for learning. The post Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

Edsurge

Education Technology Practice and Implementation Strategies Teaching & LearningMaria Konnikova doesn’t buy the "10,000 hour rule"—that theory popularized by Malcolm Gladwell that it takes at least 10,000 hours of serious practice to become a world-class expert at an activity.

Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

It has been used with elementary, middle, high school, and college students, but results were mixed for all groups. Elaborative interrogation has been shown to work best with upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

Technology, Learning, & Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom – from Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Many people fear that computer usage in the early elementary years consists of just “playing games” and want to limit the “screen time.” We spent hours exploring strategies for creating and organizing files. Technology in Elementary Classrooms.

Lower Test Anxiety and Improve Retention with These Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Try these simple strategies from Todd Finley. Plus, he has powerful year-end strategies that reduce test anxiety. He has taught elementary and 7-12th grade English and co-developed the Tar River Writing Project.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments. The post Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments appeared first on edWeb.

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. Across Parker-Varney Elementary, teachers focus on what can work rather than on what is not working. Education Technology School Models Learning StrategiesMake 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.

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? App Smashing is a great strategy for increasing the creative potential of the iPad. The following recommended push-and-pull apps are popular in elementary iPad classrooms: APP.

3 Ways to Engage Families in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

He’s developed the KEYS to his success in engaging students and now shares these highly effective strategies in engaging and informative workshops, trainings, pds, and coaching sessions.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

Rising kindergarteners through second graders at North Rowan Elementary School in Rowan Salisbury Schools participated in a three-week STEAM camp to jumpstart learning in the weeks before school. After many weeks away from their traditional school schedule, students across the country are starting to re-enter their classrooms and share stories of their summer vacations.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

Edsurge

Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. In January 2016, the parent teacher organization at Roosevelt Elementary generously purchased a number of new tools for our school including Spheros, Dash and Dots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Osmos, Marble Mazes and a 3D printer.

How to Empower Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan is author of The Ten- Minute Principal and The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community.

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Easy Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

Out of the many intervention strategies she provided, Cindy concluded with four important takeaways to keep in mind. Teach strategies and skills that can be widely applied, like phonics expectations, syllable types, roots, and affixes.

Teaching Strategies Buys ReadyRosie to Reach Parents and Children With Video Lessons

Edsurge

Today, it celebrates a new milestone with its purchase by Teaching Strategies , a Bethesda, Md.-based ReadyRosie founder and CEO Emily Roden says helping children by engaging their parents has helped her company grow to serve 6,500 Head Start programs, childcare centers and elementary schools.

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10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. The post 10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game appeared first on TeachThought.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

As a technology integrationist for Batavia Public Schools, a district outside Chicago, Sutherland was excited to give the strategy a try. What strategies can they use to calm down if they get frustrated? “In

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

edWeb.net

Wilson based her strategies on Professor John Hattie’s theories on Visible Learning and Teaching. Some of the best collaboration can be teachers working together on their professional development to explore and improve their teaching strategies. Homework, assessments, projects.

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.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Assessment Strategies and EdTech Resources in Action. Educator Strategies: . Learn more about this strategy here. .

Elementary School Wellness Program Helps Young Males of Color Cultivate Their Identities

Edsurge

Over the past three years, a group of elementary school students from Southeast Washington, D.C., Over time, the greater school community noticed how the institute’s work was impacting the kings and wanted to spread best practices around wellness from TBI across Stanton Elementary.

Tundra Connections: Back To Polar Bear Basics – Elementary

Discovery Education

Encourage students to form small research teams, like those you’ll see in the virtual field trip, to plan and complete a narrated presentation using the strategy Puppet Pictures ( Canadian Version ) , from our Spotlight on Strategies series. Grades K-2, 3-5, Spotlight on Strategy. Puppet Pictures is a teaching strategy that helps students connect with new vocabulary and concepts by encouraging them to select representative images and narrate their learning.