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.

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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

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.

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.

15 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Children with Autism

Waterford

1] Teaching young students with autism communication skills and learning strategies makes it all the more likely that they’ll reach their academic potential later on. Social Skills Activities for Elementary Students with Autism. Effective Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. 6: Social Detective Strategies. The post Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. My experience in this area began over three years ago, thanks to having the opportunity to coach teachers and administrators at Wells Elementary School.

Home Learning Strategies for Primary Students that ALL Teachers Can Use! – SULS058

Shake Up Learning

The post Home Learning Strategies for Primary Students that ALL Teachers Can Use! Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey, two amazing kinder teachers, join me to discuss home learning strategies for primary students that ALL teachers can use.

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.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. Scaffolding strategies such as the use of graphic organizers, mentor texts, modeling, the concrete-representational-abstract method, academic discourse, and vocabulary strategies are essential. . By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson.

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.

Differentiation strategies to support learners

Kathy Schrock

Differentiating instruction may mean teaching the same material to all students using a variety of instructional strategies, or it may require the teacher to deliver lessons at varying levels of difficulty based on the ability of each student.

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.

Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

edWeb.net

She taught eighth grade language arts and reading to military-connected children at Faith Middle School in Fort Benning, Georgia, has been an elementary school assistant principal, and is now a professional development specialist.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.