Empower Students with a Growth Mindset

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 NIV      Learning about and teaching students about cultivating a growth mindset is relatively new in education. We often have the perceived notion that if students …

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The Plan That Will Reduce Behaviors, Increase Achievement, and Teach Social Skills To Students With Difficulties

People that have a "disability" label with their name such as ADHD for example get a bad reputation. They are seen as inattentive, hyper-active, unable to organize and make sound higher order decisions, etc. I would argue that ALL of us have some degree of inattentiveness, hyper-activity, and organizational problems in our lives. These students …

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Help Students Develop Perseverance with one Word-Yet.

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me."- Philippians 4:13 NIV School can be hard. It is very hard for many of our students especially this year when some are in person, hybrid, or completely online. Students who might normally look to their teacher for support and guidance when they are struggling may …

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Ways to Keep Students and Teachers Motivated During the Winter Months

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."-Galatians 6:9 NIV How Many More Days Until Spring? For educators and students, it is hard to stay motivated during these winter months. The days are still quite short, it can be …

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Are You Seeing a Spike in Behavior at School or Home? How to Create a Plan to Support Reluctant Learners

" Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans."-Proverbs 16:3 NIV Why Do Some Students Act Out at School or at Home? Students display acting out behaviors for a variety of reasons. For many students, they would rather act out than to admit that they are struggling with the content. Students …

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10 Ways We Can Build Better Rapport With Our Students

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."-Theodore Roosevelt Building Rapport Takes Time As a teacher it is easy to get caught up in the curriculum, planning, and grading. We sometimes lose sight that a human connection could be the main reason that a student chooses to come to …

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How Teachers and Parents can Reach Unmotivated Students

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. -1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV You have probably already realized already that there will be some students in your classroom this year that are not excited about school. They struggle with the school work, may have increased behaviors, and above …

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How to Serve Learners from All Walks of Life-Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”- Matthew 19:14 NIV I learned this week that our building has something really cool happening this school year. A local shoe company was donating shoes for students in our building. Not …

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