After 35 years teaching upper elementary students, I still love it. What’s the recipe for a long, fulfilling career? To survive, happy teachers organize, plan, and simplify. To thrive, they learn, engage, and dive in. Read on for ideas, tutorials, and inspiration to enjoy teaching.
Group work in the classroom requires working together well. When you teach these skills, kids divide tasks and get along better. (more…)Read More
Looking for powerful student learning strategies? Begin with research-based practices. Sprinkle in some new approaches. Always challenge your learners – then scaffold to help them get there. And, of course,…Read More
Wondering how to teach genres of writing to upper elementary students? Start with the nuances of narrative, informative, and argumentative. Work on common strategies as you go. Finally, introduce specialized…Read More
How can you organize your fourth grade ELA block? For the best results, sit down with a year-long planning grid. Then consider standards, skills, and complexity. Finally, arrange engaging activities…Read More
Teaching informational text to third, fourth, or fifth graders? Surprisingly, you can use your science or social studies book for most skills. Read on for ideas to get started. Estimated…Read More