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.
With the hamburger paragraph analogies, kids can write better informational text. First, gather three or four closely related details. This is the meat of the sandwich. Second, slip the “meat”…Read More
Teaching character traits and types? Make it fun with classic literature and engaging graphic organizers. Then your students will love discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly about each…Read More
Try teaching theme with fables. These short stories feature clear elements and teach lessons. Therefore, your students will easily discover a message, lesson, or moral. (more…)Read More
Let’s look at some ideas for teaching measurement in fourth grade. First, provide concrete experiences. Second, let kids estimate. Third, measure. Finally, provide supported activities for converting units. (more…)Read More