Elementary Teacher’s Blog

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

Using Maps and Genealogies to Understand the Bible’s Story Line

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller | File type : Blog Post

I still remember reciting the seven continents with my fellow small-bodied second graders, remember the exact rhythm and tone of our voices rising in unison: “Asia. Africa. North America. South ... Read More

Spot Checks, Hooks, and Sweet Rewards: Ideas for Elementary Math

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Recently as I recounted several math ideas I find beneficial in the classroom, I thought perhaps sharing them could inspire another teacher.  After all, don’t we regularly beg, borrow, and steal id... Read More

Lessons from Little People

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Giving Caleb handed me a tiny scrap as he walked past. I wondered why he was giving me this trash. He muttered, “Look inside.” I unfolded it to find a note he had written, “I luve you.” Not... Read More

Living Truths

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

For a number of years, I used the Character Sketch books as a basis for our devotional time at school.  Each month, we focused on a specific character quality. Throughout the month, we learned intere... Read More

What Do I See?

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“It seems like no one cares about me!  No one wants to play with me.”  This was the perception Brenda shared.  I assured her that we do care about her, and tried to gently help her to see t... Read More

2018 Survey Results: Identifying the Educators

Contributor: Lucas Hilty | File type : Article

Other titles that received one mention each: AOP, ARTiculations, BCE, Betty Lukens, Copp Clark, Demme, Foundational, Foundational Math, Geraldine Koehn’s music books, Globe Book Co., Grace Pr... Read More