Elementary Teachers' Network

A free online community for elementary teachers and support staff

This free online community offers educators the opportunity to exchange ideas and resources.




Words of Wisdom

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything
that can be counted counts.
- Albert Einstein


Better learning will not come from finding better ways for the teacher to instruct but from giving the learner better opportunities to construct.
-Seymour Papert, author of Mindstorms and The Children's Machine

Note: Be sure to scroll down this page- among other things, you'll find links to
companion Ning network groups listed by grade levels from Preschool-High School.
e.g., Third Grade Teachers' Free Online Ning Network Support Group: Third Grade Teachers.
This group is also connected to the Elementary-Lesson-Share Yahoo group and its spin-offs on the Yahoo network. The E-L-S group was set up over 10 years ago so its membership is much larger, thus, the level of participation is much more active on that group at this point in time.

"Forum" notes

Please start new discussion threads under the appropriate heading, e.g., Reading, Writing, Math, etc. To see all the existing choices, click on the "Forum" title that appears in the menu bar at the top of this page or the "View All" link that is in the bottom right corner of the Forum section. New categories can be added if necessary. Postings must be spam free and comply with copyright restrictions. Thanks.


Suspicious solicitation 1 Reply

Started by Chris Gross-Rhode in General Discussion. Last reply by Patricia Murphy Apr 3.

Help the EU Multilingual Families project

Started by Joel Josephson in General Discussion Mar 13.

Looking for free online activities?

Started by Priscilla Grim in General Discussion Jul 8, 2013.

Blog Posts

Free Poetry Teaching Resources

Posted by David Smith on November 29, 2012 at 4:04am

Cinderella Around the World!

Posted by Becky M on October 14, 2012 at 4:17pm

Celebrate Teachers Today and Every Day

Posted by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm


Latest Activity

Patricia Murphy replied to Chris Gross-Rhode's discussion Suspicious solicitation
"Thank you so much for this 'heads up."  I did not get any suspicious solications from Stella, but, since you did, I have now removed her name from the roster and banned her from rejoining the group.  She had said she was a…"
Apr 3
Or-Tal Kiriati replied to Or-Tal Kiriati's discussion Working with grades 3-6? Here's something for you
"Of course!! The whole idea behind it is idealistic. I want kids to be able to develop their independent learner, wherever they are, independent of their economic background."
Apr 7, 2013
Patricia Murphy replied to Or-Tal Kiriati's discussion Working with grades 3-6? Here's something for you
"Is this being offered free of charge?"
Apr 6, 2013
Patricia Murphy replied to Susan Merritt's discussion Common Core "I Can" Statements [Other Common Core Resources, too]
"The Blast Off Tip of the Week bulletin provides information about Florida's Common Core State Standards, assessments, and curriculum to both teachers and parents. The following Web page has links to all the archived copies: Blast Off [Common…"
Jan 12, 2013


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More Words of Wisdom

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors.

Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits.

Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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