3-5 Upper Elementary
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in elementary school grades 3-5.
- Some schools are changing the way they teach reading—based on research that shows background knowledge is more critical to comprehension than general skills like ‘finding the main idea.’
- Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
- On March 18, 2020, Simone Kern tweeted that simply “recreating schools at home” passes up a golden opportunity to engage kids in authentic, self-directed learning.
- A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success.
- When elementary students compare the relative importance of a range of problems, they learn to take charge of their reactions.
- Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.
- The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. Although we can't entirely solve the time problem, we can mitigate it by carefully analyzing our use of class time.