Ways to Build Positive,Long-Lasting Relationships With Students and Families

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and reluctant to become angry."- James 1:19 NIV As we get rolling with the school year, it is important to open the lines of communication not only with your new students, but with parents/guardians as well. It …

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The First Days of School- Top 3 Things Teachers Can Do to Start the Year off Right!

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it."-Proverbs 22:6 NIV Welcome back to a new year of students and teaching! For all educators, this will be a year unlike any other. No matter what this year brings, I know that we will …

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What’s In Your Lunch? Healthy Lunches and Energy Rich Snacks for People on the Go

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."- 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV Do you ever find yourself starving around 10:00 in the morning or being sluggish in the afternoon? I have found this to be true for me quite often during the week. I started …

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How Teachers Can Strengthen Relationships with Families

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor."  -Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV The quote above rings true for so many reasons. As a teacher, we only have students for such as short time and then they move on to the next grade. Parents have a wealth of knowledge and understanding …

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Ways You Can Support Students in Need This Fall

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.- Matthew 25:35 ESV The school year is well under way now. As teachers, we are getting to know our students more each day. This includes the challenges many students face …

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Getting Ready for Fall- End of Summer Prep for Teachers

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do. "-Ephesians 2:10 NIV When I look back on my summer before my first year of teaching, I had a lot to do, but was not exactly sure where to start. I sometimes feel that way with …

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Ideas for Setting Up Your Classroom For The Upcoming Year

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."-1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV Many of us have been anxiously awaiting the day when our classroom will be ready for us after summer cleaning. It is exciting and overwhelming at …

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Planning Ahead for Unique Needs in Your Classroom

" Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."- Proverbs 16:3 NIV After the 4th of July, many of us realize that we have about a month or so left of summer break before we report back for professional development, setting up our classrooms, and begin preparing for the year …

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When Should I Go Back to School to Get My Master’s Degree?

"For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. "-Proverbs 2:6 NIV The Importance of Continuing Your Education As educators, we are looking forward to the start of summer and rightly so! You have earned it! For some of us the start of summer might mean relaxing by the pool, going on …

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Set You and Your Child Up for Success-Getting Quality Rest

" In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. "-Psalm 127:2 NIV A good night's sleep might be hard to come by, especially with the recent time change or if you have small children in your home. If you have children …

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