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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.

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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 malcolm bellamy on November 16, 2009 at 1:28pm
Hello everyone I would be interested to hear from anyone involved with developing mathematics using technology in the elementary years
Comment by Karla Duff on November 15, 2009 at 5:31pm
National History Day teachers wanted to connect with for Wave ideas...
please contact me :)
Comment by Marie Doherty on November 13, 2009 at 7:11pm
Hi everyone. I teach 10-12 year olds in a small school in Co Donegal in Ireland. I was working out of the classroom for 10 years and just started back in Sept. I am learning to teach again and trying to catch up with the developments in technology since I left the classroom. I am looking forward to sharing ideas here and getting loads of inspiration.
Comment by leewin on November 12, 2009 at 2:16am
Hello everyone! I teach Language Arts and Social Studies to my grade 7 and 8 students. I am trying to keep my teaching fresh and innovative and technology is one way for me to learn with my students. I am looking forward to learning from everyone here and hopefully I will be able to contribute as well.
Comment by Paula Naugle on November 8, 2009 at 9:51pm
Hi to the members of the Elementary Educators group. I am a veteran teacher with over 30 years of experience. I teach 4th graders math, social studies, and technology. I love my job more each day because of technology. Thanks, Jessica, for starting this group. Elementary Educators ROCK!
Comment by Mary Rodger on November 7, 2009 at 9:03pm
Thank you for the welcome, Kim. It is definitely a work-in-progress.Our district has just begun the work of developing professional learning communities. The work is challenging, but as administrators and teachers begin to see the benefit of working together, the idea begins to sell itself.
Comment by Kim Cornwell on November 6, 2009 at 7:24pm
Welcome Mary. How does your district maintain the openness and spirit of collaboration necessary for a staff developer to be successful?
Comment by Mary Rodger on November 6, 2009 at 7:19pm
I am in my third year as staff developer in a K-12 district. The fun part of my job is working with all the new teachers-and the veterans, too! Before this, I worked for 10 years in 5th and 4th grade. I miss being in the classroom on a regular basis. I look forward to sharing and learning with all of you!
Comment by Kim Cornwell on November 4, 2009 at 5:48pm
Thanks Melanie. I like the emphasis on positive.
Comment by Melanie Hutchinson on November 4, 2009 at 5:39pm
Positive, inspirational colleagues- and perhaps an agreed upon purpose with some takeaways?
 

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