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.
Teaching a biography genre study? Check out these ideas. No more boring book reports. Instead, bring biographies to life! Create an inviting learning center where students explore short biographies. Help kids select…Read More
Teaching historical fiction genre study gives you more bang for your buck. As your class studies history, they read stories with similar settings. This way, students gain a better understanding of the time period.…Read More
Teaching realistic fiction genre study? Take three steps. (1) Start with the elements. (2) Read short stories. This gets kids hooked! (3) Choose a novel for the grand finale. (more…)Read More
Teaching mythology genre studies? Elementary and middle school students just can’t get enough of it. Why? Magnificent monsters. Superhuman strength. Incredible acts. Rev up your Greek myth unit with these…Read More
Who doesn’t enjoy teaching fables? Kids [and their teachers] love these short, entertaining stories. You can also use fables to teach the standards. They’re great for summarizing, theme, and even that pesky multimedia…Read More
Teaching scientific method involves a set of steps. Traditionally, these steps were taught as a rather rigid process. Today, however, teachers employ a larger, more flexible set of science practices.…Read More
Enjoy teaching cells for kids! An introduction to plant and animal cell organelles helps elementary students understand processes like photosynthesis. (more…)Read More