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Elementary School Practices

 
Interactive learning increases student engagement Della Davidson Elementary School, (Oxford, MS). Della Davidson Elementary School (DDES) serves students in third and fourth grades in departmentalized, differentiated classes. Our priority is to focus our instruction to best support and challenge students academically while encouraging students to be resilient in the pursuit of academic success. One of the ways DDES implements academic Read More

Kindergarten students proudly show their favorite books Lakeshore Elementary School, (Holland, MI). Lakeshore Elementary School values the diverse backgrounds of its students, families, and staff. This school year we implemented a new Diversity Committee. The members of the Diversity Committee work to improve school culture, increase awareness, and create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and welcomed. The committee also created Read More

Twin Lakes Elementary School Twin Lakes Elementary School, (Elk River, MN). Twin Lakes Elementary School has continued to take steps to ensure equity, cultural awareness, and respect in our community and school. For example, upon entering Twin Lakes, all visitors are met with a captivating display of more than 25 flags. These flags represent all of the cultures and Read More

Beach Bling Fashion While Learning About Geology and Invertebrates Soldtona Montessori Charter School, (Soldtona, AK). Soldotna Montessori Charter School has a small population of students with diverse ethnic backgrounds. The school is located on the Kenai Peninsula and within the historic, cultural area of the Kenaitze Native tribe. The school infuses cultural studies throughout all learning. For example, intermediate students spend a great deal Read More

Elevate students frequently collaborate as they grow daily as leaders. Elevate School, (San Diego, CA). Elevate School wants students and staff to grow and thrive. Teachers and staff members participate in multiple growth opportunities, including coaching cycles, safe practice cycles, peer coaching, and a yearly professional development (PD) focus that is data-driven and meets the needs of students. An ongoing central responsibility of school leadership Read More

(Red Hawk ES) Library time means more than books: makerspace, coding and technology! Red Hawk Elementary School, (Temecula, CA). The Red Hawk Elementary School teachers and staff firmly believe that the impression and impact that your heart leaves on others, students and colleagues, is the umbrella for all that we do. This mindset helped to ease the transition to remote learning and helped to keep the staff focused. Read More

George Hersey Robertson Elementary School At George Hersey Robertson Elementary School, educators and school leaders have worked hard to achieve a balance of consistent instructional practices and flexibility, allowing opportunities for teacher creativity and student choice. As one educator notes, “our writing kind of went from prescriptive one size fits all … and kind of teacher centered … and then Read More

Lipscomb Elementary School Speakers Lipscomb Elementary School Williamson County Public Schools Brentwood, Tennessee Engaging Students and Supporting Educators with a School-wide Math Plan. When Lipscomb Elementary School set out to improve their math practices, they looked for ways to engage students, support educators, and implement a long-term, school-wide math plan that would help all kids succeed. In this audio Read More

c_o_harrison ES C O Harrison Elementary School, (Cincinnati, OH). In art, students explore cultures and time periods, as they write and talk using art vocabulary. They make connections to art in daily life and develop new ways of expressing themselves and showing creativity. Students work through projects developed in line with Ohio Visual Arts standards, exploring the Read More

saint_theresa_catholic_school_-_sugar_land Saint Theresa Catholic School, (Sugar Land, Texas). Using the Singapore math method, Saint Teresa Catholic School employs a Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract (CPA) progression in mathematics instruction emphasizing number bonds, bar modeling, and mental math. This progression enables students to master concepts by stages. Beginning in PreK through grade three, the school teaches mathematics in Read More