My Vision for My Students

Contributor: Samuel Stoltzfus | File type : Article

Samuel shares a plethora ideas for emotionally and intellectually healthy activities for upper elementary students. Now that school is over for the year and summer lies ahead, my students have ... Read More

Take a Shot: A Fun Review Game at the Board

Contributor: Rebecca Beiler | Length : 2 | File type : Video

Rebecca uses a simple game of skill to reward students. In this video, she demonstrates the game and describes the rules that keep it manageable and engaging. Adapt it for spelling class, math practic... Read More

Pilgrims Progress: A Day’s Pilgrimage

Contributor: Louisa Friesen | File type : Teaching Material

In this unique scavenger hunt, students are sent out on the town to seek out stories of pilgrimage, to dine, encourage others, and to create their own pilgrim songs. Download this document now or r... Read More

Beat the Clock, Beat the Class: Building Skills with Healthy Competition

Contributor: Marla Bear | Length : 6 | File type : Video

In schools that use individualized curriculum, students take responsibility for their own learning. But that doesn't mean they should be deprived of the advantages of working together as a class. Dian... Read More

Stories, Songs, and Show What You Know: Elementary Math Review Techniques

Contributor: Sherri King | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Sherri King demonstrates review techniques as she reviews multiplication tables and temperature scales with her third grade class. As you watch, consider the procedures she has established to allow ... Read More

Reading Café Notes

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Teaching Material

This simple printable page provides space for students to note their book choices for Reading Café, as well as someone they would like to serve at that event. Download this document now or read it... Read More

A Math Teaching Aid: How to String Counting Beads

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

As a former elementary grade teacher, at the end of a school year, I would often send summer math drills home with my first graders, along with a recommendation to do lots of reading over vacation t... Read More

Activities That Create Sustainable Motivation

Contributor: Erikson Lehman | Length : 6 | File type : Video

How do you keep your students motivated to learn? Erikson cautions against relying too much on external rewards systems or opportunities for silliness. Instead, he recommends activities that teach lif... Read More

Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims Reading Guide

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

Betty's guide to Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla gives helpful background information for the teacher, and offers ideas for guiding a second-grade class through the book. Student... Read More

Helen Keller Reading Guide

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

Betty Yoder's reading guide for Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson includes goals, objectives, instructions, and project ideas for use with second-grade class. Betty also includes helpful vocab definit... Read More