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Education to the Core: Where the Primary Things Are is a podcast where we strive to improve the lives of every primary educator and learner. Our goal is to provide top-notch resources created by our community of master teachers to help supplement everyday lesson plans. These resources are designed by teachers for teachers, to guarantee a focus on the student. Our podcast will include tips and tricks to use within and out of the classroom, classroom management skills, light hearted stories and personal antidotes of teachers within the trenches. This is our story about creating community and we hope you will join us.

Education To The Core: Where The Primary Things Are Education to the Core

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Education to the Core: Where the Primary Things Are is a podcast where we strive to improve the lives of every primary educator and learner. Our goal is to provide top-notch resources created by our community of master teachers to help supplement everyday lesson plans. These resources are designed by teachers for teachers, to guarantee a focus on the student. Our podcast will include tips and tricks to use within and out of the classroom, classroom management skills, light hearted stories and personal antidotes of teachers within the trenches. This is our story about creating community and we hope you will join us.

    Social Studies Units for the Primary Classroom

    Social Studies Units for the Primary Classroom

    I have a special treat for us in this episode!  I brought the entire team of our monthly Social Studies units in to chat!  That’s right the entire team is here to talk about everything Social Studies! Hear about why these units came to be…as well as other topics like what is included in this resource? How do we teach it?  Why we should be teaching social studies and so much more, then this is the episode for you!  
    Grab your Premium Membership here! Resources Highlight and Links from Podcast: Social Studies - Community and Citizenship 
    Social Studies - Needs and Wants
    Social Studies - Past and Present

    • 34 min
    Teaching Community & Citizenship to Primary Students

    Teaching Community & Citizenship to Primary Students

    Forming a community I think is one of every teacher’s goals within their classrooms.  Community begins a level of trust and rapport building among you and your students as well as student to student.  Relationships are nurtured, students begin to take risks and open up both emotionally and academically.  However, this doesn’t happen overnight. The topic of community is also typically the beginning steps of a social studies curriculum.   Are you looking for ways to teach community and citizenship to your primary students while instilling a sense of community within the classroom?  Well, you’re in luck because this episode is for you! 
    For text, pictures and direct links provided throughout this episode.  Check out our corresponding blog: https://educationtothecore.com/2022/08/teaching-community-citizenship-to-primary-students/  Grab your Premium Membership here! Resources Highlight and Links from Podcast: Social Studies Unit
    Community and Citizenship
     Editable Names
    Morning Meeting Slides 
    Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
    Back to School Toolkit
    Fearless Kindergarten Teachers
    Fearless First Grade Teachers
    Fearless Second Grade Teachers
    Education to the Core on Instagram

    • 11 min
    Prepping for a Sub in 15 Minutes or Less

    Prepping for a Sub in 15 Minutes or Less

    Are you ready to take care of yourself this school year?  Yes, that may involve some mental health days.  However, are you worried about the time required to create all of those sub-plans?!?  Stop right there because I am about to share Sarah Cason’s “Prepping for a Sub in 15 Minutes or Less”. Yes, you heard that correctly…only 15 minutes!  So if you are looking for a resource that will de-stress, save time and ensure a true mental health day then this is the episode for you!  
    For text, pictures and direct links provided throughout this episode.  Check out our corresponding blog: https://educationtothecore.com/2022/08/6-activities-to-build-listening-comprehension/  Grab your Premium Membership here! Resources Highlight and Links from Podcast: Emergency Substitute Plans
    Transformation Station
    Editable Spelling Activities
    I Spy Phonics
    Color By Number

    • 15 min
    6 Activities to Build Listening Comprehension

    6 Activities to Build Listening Comprehension

    Do you feel that your students need some additional practice in their listening skills?   Haha… I know right?  Who doesn’t?!?  Some students may struggle with listening and focusing on a speaker while understanding and comprehending what they heard. Perhaps that student isn’t a true behavior problem, they just didn’t hear your directives. Suzanne Kelley has some great ideas for you!  Are you Looking for some great ideas to build listening comprehension this school year? This is the episode for you! 
    For text, pictures and direct links provided throughout this episode.  Check out our corresponding blog: https://educationtothecore.com/2022/08/6-activities-to-build-listening-comprehension/ 
    Grab your Premium Membership here!
    Resources Highlight and Links from Podcast:
    Listen and Color
    Kindergarten Monthly Packets
    First Grade Monthly Packets
    First Grade Literacy Centers
    Second Grade Literacy Centers
    No Prep Monthly Mini-Books
    Phonics Based Poems with Comprehension
    I Have, Who Has Resource

    Blogs:
    30 Reading Comprehension Activities for K/1
    Digital Reading Comprehension Activities for Primary Students
    18 Elementary Comprehension Activities
    Facebook Groups:
    Fearless First Grade Teachers Facebook Group, Fearless Kindergarten Teachers Group, Fearless Second Grade Group

    • 12 min
    20 Math Activities to Start the New School Year

    20 Math Activities to Start the New School Year

    Are you ready for the upcoming school year?  How about are you prepared for the area of Math yet?!  Ha, me neither!  However, don’t worry because Education to the Core is planning for you with these 20 Math Activities to Start the New School Year! Looking for some new and fun Math activities to sprinkle throughout this upcoming school year? This is the episode for you!
    For text, pictures and direct links provided throughout this episode.  Check out our corresponding blog: https://educationtothecore.com/2022/07/20-math-activities-to-start-the-new-school-year/ 
    Grab your Premium Membership here!
    Resources Highlight and Links from Podcast:
    Math Warm-Ups
    Math Centers
    Math Focus Wall
    Addition Color By Number Addition Story Problems 2-Digit Addition Practice Doubles Dominoes I Spy Addition Subtracting Zero Subtraction 0-20 File Folder Race I Spy Math – Subtraction 0-10 Subtracting Two (0-10) Place Value Review – Time Clip Cards Data and Graphing Comparing Numbers 2D or 3D Shape Blogs Mentioned:
    Math Read Alouds and No Prep Math Activities
    Facebook Community of Fearless Second Grade, Fearless First Grade, or Fearless Kindergarten groups
    Teaching Tiny Humans email course

    • 19 min
    17 Tips to Start the School Year

    17 Tips to Start the School Year

    Are you ready for the upcoming school year?  Yeah, me either!  However, Education to the Core has your back because In this episode, I will be sharing Janessa Fletcher’s 17 Tips to Start the School Year Off Right.  If you are wondering what are some things you can do now to prep for the upcoming school year, but still enjoy the rest of your summer vacation? Then this is the episode for you!  
    For text, pictures and direct links provided throughout this episode.  Check out our corresponding blog: https://educationtothecore.com/2022/06/17-tips-to-start-the-school-year-off-right/
    Grab your Premium Membership here!
    Resources Highlight and Links from Podcast:
    Kindergarten Fearless Facebook Group
    First Grade Fearless Facebook Group
    Second Grade Fearless Facebook Group
    Math Centers
    ELA Centers
    Back to School Toolkit
    Teaching Tiny Humans Free Email Course
    Sound Wall
    Morning Meeting Digital Slides
    Editable Sub Binder
    CORE Binder
    Professional Development Series: 
    Beyond the Running Record
    Have you Heard? Sound Walls are the Word
    Small Groups… Big Impact!
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Ki-yeong ,

24 Phonics and Math Activities

Listened to all of the episodes. There are some great tips and tricks in each podcast. I feel like I definitely have some new ideas I can use in my classroom when I return to school! Thanks Education to the Core!

Emily Liscom ,

Excellent Podcast for Primary Teachers

This podcast is perfect for any primary teacher! Great tips, tricks, and tasteful teaching humor! If you are in the primary classroom, RUN...don't walk! Thanks, Chris!

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