Early Childhood and Elementary (Grades: PreK-5)

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Top Manipulatives for Teaching Math

By The Editorial Team March 3, 2023

ResilientEducator.com may earn a commission from completed purchases made after clicking on product links. Learning mathematics cannot be achieved through memorization alone. Manipulatives provide a physical representation of the issue being addressed, leading to a more meaningful, hands-on experience. They’re very beneficial for real-world math problems. Throughout history, physical objects have been used to represent… Read More

How To Introduce Coding in Classrooms (Online and In-Person)

By The Editorial Team March 1, 2023

Coding enables computer systems to fulfill tasks and reach objectives with ease. Programmers have been able to construct websites, design computer systems, develop mobile apps, and craft video games. Learning computer programming is becoming increasingly important in preparing for 21st-century jobs. By integrating coding activities into lesson plans, students can hone their problem solving skills… Read More

Virtual Tools for Teaching Math Online

By The Editorial Team February 28, 2023

Technology has transformed math instruction in the classroom, engaging students with interactive tools such as SMART boards and videos. For students needing flexibility, virtual schooling creates opportunities to progress at their own pace. Teachers can still be part of this journey, guiding students through studying and exercises, even when outside the physical classroom setting. How… Read More

Inclusive Education for Special Needs Students

By The Editorial Team January 20, 2023

Inclusive education involves teaching all students in the same age-appropriate general education classroom at their local school, regardless of the challenges they face. The philosophy of inclusive education promotes the idea that students with disabilities are just as competent as students without disabilities. Successful inclusive education for students with disabilities involves accepting their differences, ensuring… Read More

8 Tips for Working with Parents of Special Needs Children

By The Editorial Team November 25, 2020

If you are an educator of children with special needs, it could be more demanding than teaching normal children. Being a teacher of a special child, you should also know how to deal with their parents. It is equally important to know how to work with their guardians as it is important to teach the… Read More

20 Tips for Teaching Elementary School Virtually

By Andrea Earp October 6, 2020

It’s 9 a.m. Monday morning and you are logging into your first virtual learning session with your class of second graders. You are greeted by a few smiling faces, several blank screens, and some other random body parts. You encourage everyone to turn on their cameras and continue with your lesson. Instead of focusing, students… Read More

Virtual Field Trips for Kindergartners and Elementary Students

By The Editorial Team September 26, 2020

A first field trip can leave a positive, long-lasting impression on a child. From theatres to science museums, field trips are conceptual learning experiences that help children expand their way of thinking. These experiences also lay strong educational foundations for students that stay with them as they grow older. However, with many venues still closed… Read More

All together now! Don’t let the classroom walls or the length of hallway separate you from your colleagues. Share the love of teaching across curriculums with collaborative teaching! Collaborative, interdisciplinary activities deliver research-based benefits including: Critical thinking skills: By using approaches from different disciplines, students improve their critical thinking. Through careful analysis, processing, and making… Read More

Career Options With An Early Childhood Education Degree

By The Editorial Team April 30, 2020

If you have a passion for shaping young minds, a degree in early childhood education can be a great way to jump-start a career working with children up to age eight. This course of study provides a strong foundation for a future in teaching and childcare. Degrees in early childhood education range from certificate programs… Read More

Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to go back to London, where I always make sure to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. I actually went back a second time in the same week because they were having a limited-time exhibit, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition. The walls were full of sketches… Read More

I taught public school for ten years, starting in a self-contained ELL 6th-grade middle school class, shifting to a dual-language, 5th-grade classroom, and ultimately spending the most time teaching 3rd-graders. And with a classroom of 20-40+ kids (yep, you read that last number correctly), inevitably the dynamics were such that someone stumbled upon having a… Read More

There’s no doubt that students who understand what it means to be a good friend benefit in many ways — from better communication skills to better grades. Plus, good friends make good citizens — and the world needs all it can get. So help your students understand and develop quality friendships at any grade level… Read More

Resilience Through an Elementary Lens

By Darri Stephens February 3, 2020

When I first began teaching elementary school, many of the topics were a bit hazy for me. Sure, I had learned at some point about Westward Expansion when I was in third grade – but I couldn’t recall many facts except that a remedy for snake bites was to suck the venom out of a… Read More

Celebrating the 100th Day of School: A Day to Pause & Reflect

By Darri Stephens January 27, 2020

I’m not quite sure why I missed out, but I didn’t learn about the concept of celebrating the 100th day of school until my fifth year of teaching when I was in my twenties! I never celebrated a 100th day in school growing up. And then my first two teaching assignments were in failing schools… Read More

A school district superintendent is responsible for the overall performance of their district. Hiring new teachers, ensuring that current teachers have up-to-date certifications and follow continuing education requirements, and making sure that the students excel puts a lot of responsibility on individuals holding this position. Depending on the size of the district, many school systems… Read More