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Elementary Educators K-8

Welcome Primary Educators! Teaching students from ages 5 to 14 requires loads of subjects to cover and loads of resources to share. Join this group to reflect about your classes and brainstorm ideas for improvement.

Members: 216
Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2016

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Early Music Education

Started by Christoph Joerg. Last reply by Jessica Owens Dec 13, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello everyone.My name is Christoph Joerg,I am a music and English teacher in china. I would like to use this discussion board to share ideas about music education.Continue

World Maths Day is coming!

Started by Catina Haugen. Last reply by Jessica Owens Nov 8, 2014. 1 Reply

World Maths Day is this amazing opportunity for students to get involved with students all around the globe, compete via some friendly math games and get great math facts practice.  March 1st is the…Continue

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What are you beliefs about your ability to deliver effective instruction while operating under school reform?

Started by Teresa Conley Jun 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence studentlearning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Interview participants needed

Started by Teresa Conley May 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence student learning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

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Comment by Kim Cornwell on November 4, 2009 at 5:31pm
I've been thinking about starting an educators' supper club. What would motivate you to attend a small dinner with other educators beisdes free food and perhaps a glass of wine?
Comment by Jessica Owens on November 4, 2009 at 5:00pm
Announcement: We've reached 34 members, including our first principal. Welcome one and all. Also, if you are a Pearl Jam fanatic, contact Charles and his 6th graders for a jolly good Jam session.

What would you like to learn from this ning? How can we use this tech or other apps in the classroom?
Comment by Stacy Bodin on November 1, 2009 at 10:54am
Haven't been here in a little while! Nice to see more joining this network. Nice to meet the new members!

I created this Differentiated Learning site for my NECC 2009 presentation and for our district teachers. I wanted to share it here since it has resources and ideas for elementary teachers.

http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/smbodin/LACUE_NECC/NECC09/diff_learning.htm
Comment by Kim Cornwell on November 1, 2009 at 10:48am
My professional background includes speech therapist, Learning Disability specialist, classroom teacher, educational diagnositician and administrator of early intervention programs. Currently, I am building a small business of educational support for families and teachers. I am also turtoring several elementary students in the area of reading. Looking forward to hearing from elementary teachers. How is your school structured to promote collaboration among teachers?
Comment by Rich Cantrell on October 31, 2009 at 9:34am
Hello fellow elementary school educators. Don't see any principal in the group. I'm sure you will accept me. My education should never end and this is my expectation for our staff and students. I'm try to provide the best education possible for our students. It can't be done in this day and time without technology. Hoping to learn for all of you. http://www.neisd.net/longs/
Comment by Jessica Owens on October 22, 2009 at 8:33pm
Welcome aboard. Feel free to start new discussion forums about ed thoughts, concerns, lessons, or resources. I'll throw out a few possible topics. Please do not hesitate to participate!
Comment by Carol Tonhauser on October 21, 2009 at 10:32am
Hello to all, I have been teaching for 16 years in a K-9 school. My current teaching assignment includes responsibilities as a technology learning coach, teacher-librarian and music teacher. Most of my time is spent developing technology infused lessons across all grade levels and subject areas. I am looking forward to sharing resources and educational thoughts.
Comment by Melanie Hutchinson on October 21, 2009 at 9:15am
Hi everyone. I taught all grades 1-5 before becoming the curriculum coordinator at a lower school. This is my tenth year in this job- an amazing position where I get to sequence, review, and develop new curriculum- in depth- with the faculty- as well as mentor new teachers and help experienced ones. I continue to be amazed at how much there is to learn and love my job because of that! Looking forward to exchanging and discussing ideas.
Comment by Stacy Bodin on October 20, 2009 at 7:07pm
I am a retired teacher of 26 years. Taught 2nd grade a quarter of a century (makes sound really old right?) BUT true...

Taught 1st grade one year, but 2nd was my true teaching niche'. Loved it and did a lot of technology with them my last few years!

I stayed active in my district after retirement with ed tech.

I told a group of new teachers in August that "if you go into teaching for the right reasons, you die a teacher at heart!: I will always consider myself a teacher!

Nice to meet all of you (or see the ones I already know!)

Stacy
Comment by charles herzog on October 20, 2009 at 6:30pm
I teach 6th grade. This is my 15th year teaching. I've taught everything between grades 2-6. I look forward to sharing ideas, resources, Pearl Jam thoughts, etc.
 

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