Elementary Teacher’s Blog

The Well is Dry

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

 This is the first time I can remember that I've felt like maybe I can't go on, maybe I won't make it, and I'm not sure I want to try! I don’t know what else to do with some of these stude... Read More

Three E’s: A Teacher’s Dilemma

Contributor: Karen Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the classroom I strive to maximize excellence and efficiency coupled with education.“Today I’m going to tell you about an excellent resource that will enlighten all your writing assignm... Read More

Ten Creative Ways to Promote Writing

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller | File type : Blog Post

I am a writer. I have been a teacher. And as a teacher—writer or not—I found writing one of the most difficult skills I ever tried to teach. Looking back, I think I focused too much on writing... Read More

Good Hard Knocks

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

A few years ago, a friend suggested the title The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo as a worthwhile story time read.  It is!In the story, a china rabbit named Edward, who,... Read More

Blessed With ADHD, Part II

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Riley was lying across his desk today, on top of his teddy bear, with his head and feet completely off the floor.  He was in kind of a V shape.  He stayed like that for quite a while.  I just i... Read More

February Fun or March Madness

Contributor: Karen Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Some of you may have just finished a fun month. Others may just be ready to dive in. A little spice goes a long way. I like activities that are motivational and don’t disrupt our entire routine... Read More

Seven Creative Ways to Promote Reading

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller | File type : Blog Post

Reading opens the door to academic and career success, imagination, knowledge, understanding of others, compassion, and so much more. As educators, we can give students no greater gift than positi... Read More

Blessed With ADHD

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

After I read an article in which a teacher discussed relating to different groups of students, I commented to a friend that I think “my kind” of students are the ADHD children. My friend agree... Read More

Navigating Transition Times

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

Every object, said Mr. Newton, tends to remain at rest, or to continue in a straight line until compelled to change by external forces. The same is true of children, who have an inordinate fondnes... Read More

Transforming Squabbles

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the last several weeks I have heard myself repeatedly telling my students about my growing conviction that recess is a very important part of the day.  It truly is. Active playtime is consiste... Read More