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See how one preschool teacher helps her students learn how to count collections of objects.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/VCRJOx8Wlek" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2018/05/counting_collections_with_pres.htmlWed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[A Classroom Strategy: Choreograph Students' Movements (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2018/03/classroom_choreography.html
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A former dancer uses her choreography skills to plan her students' movement through the classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/ClXqs6W7oyQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2018/03/classroom_choreography.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[A Classroom Strategy: Brain Breaks Allow Students to Refocus (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/09/brain_breaks_allow_students_to.html
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Second grade teacher Tita Ugalde explains how giving 'brain breaks' lets her students shake out their extra energy and refuel in between lessons.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/WR74dBZullY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/09/brain_breaks_allow_students_to.htmlWed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Learning Subtraction Strategies by Talking Through Number Strings (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/09/learning_subtraction_strategie.html
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Elementary math specialist Kristin Gray helps her 2nd graders understand different subtraction strategies by talking through their thought processes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/dCaZIR_D6p0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/09/learning_subtraction_strategie.htmlWed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[A Classroom Strategy for Math: Have Students 'Notice and Wonder' (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2018/01/a_classroom_strategy_notice_an.html
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This elementary routine encourages students to make sense of a math problem by listing what they both notice and wonder about the given information.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/bymWErrddSk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2018/01/a_classroom_strategy_notice_an.htmlWed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[An Elementary Math Routine: Dot Image (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/07/an_elementary_math_routine_dot.html
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A math specialist shares how she uses dots to allow students to see the connections between mathematical operations, like addition and multiplication.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/oRjKKhcCa3g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/07/an_elementary_math_routine_dot.htmlWed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Here's How to Implement the 'KLEWS' Strategy in the Classroom (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2018/01/planning_how_to_implement_the_.html
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In Queens, N.Y., Maria Katsanos' 3rd grade class conducts scientific explanations through the "KLEWS" strategyâ€”identifying what students already know, what they're going to learn, the evidence, their wonderings, and scientific words and concepts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/Gbutwd-e_Ps" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2018/01/planning_how_to_implement_the_.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2006 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[All Write Now]]>https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2006/03/01/05colleagues.h17.html
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Texas law requires all elementary school students to learn about their community, but when 2nd grade teacher Marilyn Phillips looked for a book to anchor her lessons on Fort Worth, there was none. So she wrote her own.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/W7xzpXyqHm8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2006/03/01/05colleagues.h17.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Do 2nd Graders Need Homework? Texas Teacher Says No]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/08/do_2nd_graders_need_homework.html
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A simple letter home to parents explaining a Texas 2nd grade teacher's no-homework policy has gone viral and is leading to more discussion about what's appropriate for elementary school students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/HsaXekWQftA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/08/do_2nd_graders_need_homework.htmlWed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Teaching Math: Reasoning About Addition (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/04/teaching_math_reasoning_about_.html
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Ryan Reilly, a 1st grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary School in Seattle, shares how he uses related equations so students can identify similarities and differences in numbers and symbols. By noticing patterns, they learn to justify their reasons and can then solve similar problems.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/czZleDWCHMA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/04/teaching_math_reasoning_about_.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Video: Claims, Evidence, Reasoning]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2015/05/video-claims-evidence-reasoning.html
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Teacher Antoinette Pippin engages her 5th grade students in a "Claims, Evidence, Reasoning" protocol. Using what she calls "the trifecta of argument," she helps her students make claims and support their claims with evidence and reasoning.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/1KLbW3ErayA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2015/05/video-claims-evidence-reasoning.htmlWed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Learning Through Engaging With Nature (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/11/learning_through_engaging_with.html
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Outdoor exploration allows children to have fun while making sense of the world around them and developing their critical-thinking skills.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/Kw6ulj8bI1I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/11/learning_through_engaging_with.htmlWed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Scientific Modeling in the Early Grades (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2016/07/scientific_modeling_in_the_ear.html
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Kaia Tomokiyo, a kindergarten teacher from Southern Heights Elementary in Seattle and Fallon King, a 1st and 2nd grade teacher from Cedarhurst Elementary in Burien, Wash., share how they engage younger students in scientific modeling through observation and discussion.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/lB1W6eCm9rg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2016/07/scientific_modeling_in_the_ear.htmlWed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Parallel Lines: A Speaking & Listening Strategy (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/11/jessica_hegg_a_dual_language.html
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Jessica Hegg, a dual language teacher at Banting Elementary in Waukesha, Wisc., engages her 5th grade class in an innovative lesson that helps students practice speaking and listening.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/mSkXoV1LhRk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/11/jessica_hegg_a_dual_language.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[A Classroom Strategy: The Line-Up Game (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/02/the_line-up_strategy_video.html
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Elizabeth Iwaszewicz, a kindergarten teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in San Francisco, uses music to help students focus their attention as they line up. She uses Jeopardy!'s theme song to make the routine like a quick and timed game.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/P3uIxu8bxB4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/02/the_line-up_strategy_video.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[A Classroom Strategy: Making Sense of Fractions Through Group Work (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/10/a_classroom_strategy_making_se.html
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A 5th grade teacher uses fractions to promote both language and math skills in her dual-language classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/aUb-ixQOSkg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/10/a_classroom_strategy_making_se.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Combining Literacy and Math Skills Through Thinking Logs (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/10/thinking_logs.html
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Thinking logs incorporate both literacy and math skills by asking students to write complete sentences explaining how they solved an equation and arrived at a solution.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/fFtYyvC-6gs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2017/10/thinking_logs.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Elementary School Tackles Tough Issues Through New Curriculum]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2017/09/new_jersey_elementary_school_t.html
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Seek Academy in Newark, N.J., has added a social justice class for students in kindergarten through 4th grades to help them make sense of some of the most controversial issues of the day, including the "take the knee" debate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/ebDhdS1lEAI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2017/09/new_jersey_elementary_school_t.htmlWed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Can Artificial Intelligence Help Teachers Find the Right Lesson Plans?]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2017/09/ai_lesson_plans_for_teachers.html
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The IBM Foundation has launched a website called Teacher Advisor with Watson, which uses artificial intelligence to find high-quality elementary math resources and lessons.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/cABQpOrGuS4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2017/09/ai_lesson_plans_for_teachers.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000<![CDATA[Teacher Collaboration: Working Together to Improve Lessons (Video)]]>https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2016/12/collaborative_conversations_re.html
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Debora Gaten, a 5th grade teacher at John P. Freeman Optional School, and Sherwanda Chism, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Winridge Elementary School, both in Memphis, Tenn., share how they collaborate on curriculum instruction and lesson delivery to improve their teaching practices and boost student<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekElementaryschools/~4/Ecp3ghuyJuA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>Elementaryschoolshttps://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/inspired_instruction/2016/12/collaborative_conversations_re.html