Teaching engineering concepts to elementary students. Plus: lessons from Dumbledore

on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Elementary Engineering; Lessons From Dumbledore; A Case for Finger Counting; The Notebook System; Vocabulary Must-Dos; Edutopia Twitter Chat |

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August 2, 2017
These little engineers are doing big things.

Elementary Engineering: From Simple Machines to Life Skills

At Charles R. Drew, educators use design thinking for teaching engineering concepts to elementary students.

Edutopia Twitter Chat on August 9 at 4PM PT

Teaching wisdom from a favorite teaching wizard

7 Lessons for Teachers from Dumbledore

Acceptance. Kindness. Humor. One teacher shares how this iconic character has informed her teaching practice.

It isn't necessarily a crutch.
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A Case for Finger Counting

New research suggests that young children may make gains in math by counting with their fingers.

For when you're at your wits' end
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A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

This easy technique will help you calm a rowdy class—and yourself.

Give students ownership over their learning.

Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

Do you display words and use them daily in class? Check out these five must dos for teaching vocabulary.

George Lucas Educational Foundation

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