Teaching Strategies that work

two children swimming showing that they are differentThere is not a single strategy that is best for all students. They are all different.
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Teachers can transform the lives of their students.  Their very presence is an empowering force within the school walls. 

It is what you do, everyday, that makes a difference for so many children. Excellent teaching strategies, ideas and child-centered lesson plans are critical.



Today's teachers have to be very aware of making the best use of their limited time with students. On the other hand, there never seems to be enough time, does there?

Make every moment count.  The best way to do that is to have an excellent background into how kids learn, retain information and master skills.  Lessons that correlate to specific learning expectations can produce great results when delivered by a knowledgeable and accomplished teacher.

The goal for this site is not to be like every other teaching blog.  We also love finding quick and easy lessons that look cute and can be printed off for immediate use.  But how are those lessons, templates and worksheets going to grow our students?

Often they don't.  They are great fillers or provide a much needed break (nothing wrong with that!).

So what makes k5ChalkBox different?  This site is for educators that enjoy and desire to learn more about:

  • dissecting research and applying it to the classroom
  • developing lessons that meet specific learning needs, often on the fly
  • meeting the needs of differentiated learners
  • maximizing classroom time for engaged learning

Each page is crafted with the understanding that teachers learn from each other and we feel a huge responsibility for information that is posted.  It must be practical, applicable and most importantly:  it has to work.


ideas, tips and teaching strategies

lessons for teaching reading to children
hands on science experiments
lessons for teaching mathematics
educational technology lessons
vocabulary lessons
teaching writing strategies
classroom management strategies
adhd in children

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resources for teachers
reading karate from Primary Chalk


Don't miss 
Reading Karate - the best-selling ebook that has sold over 3,000 copies.   

Why do teachers love it?  

It's simple, it works and kids are motivated readers!



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