Teaching Routines and Responsibility are Vital for Student Success

"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way."- Psalm 37:23 ESV Routines and responsibility are vital for today's students. Routines help children with consistency and accountability. If one has ever started a New Year's resolution and then stopped briefly, you know how hard it is to start it …

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Set Goals in 7 Areas to See Success This Year

“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that whoever reads it may run with it.” - Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV It is natural for us at this time of year to reflect on the past twelve months. We may have set some resolutions to lose some weight, exercise more, get a certain job, etc. According to …

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Set Goals in 7 Areas to See Success This Year

“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that whoever reads it may run with it.” - Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV It is natural for us at this time of year to reflect on the past twelve months. We may have set some resolutions to lose some weight, exercise more, get a certain job, etc. According to …

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Helping Students Cope with Holiday Stress

"The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love."Psalm 103:8 NIV Holidays Can Be Stressful For Many Families For many students and families, this time off brings a lot of stress and anxiety. As educators, there are ways that we can help students cope with holiday stress. Students may exhibit more frequent or …

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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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Engage and Motivate More Students With This Tech Tool Today!

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV How Do We Motivate Our Students? Many teachers want to learn how to engage and motivate more students in the classroom. Every year I have many students that struggle to complete their work, stay motivated, and work through …

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Do You Have Students that Struggle with Reading? Level the Playing Field with this FREE Program

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."-Hebrews 13:16 NIV Reading Can Be Difficult for Many Students Do you have students that struggle with reading in your classroom? Reading is the gateway to endless possibilities for our students. For many of our students, reading …

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Co-Teaching In the Classroom Empowers All Students

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;"-Romans 12:6-7 NIV Why Co-Teach? Co-Teaching should be in all classrooms for all students. Have you ever thought of having a …

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Create Targeted Intervention Groups Using These Best Practices

"….Make the most of every opportunity."- Colossians 4:5 NIV Once school gets underway, you will be most likely providing some type of assessments to see where your students are at academically. If you do not know where they are at, it is hard to get them to where you need them to get to by …

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Use these Strategies Now to Develop a Sense of Belonging and Connection with Students and Families

Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com As the school year begins, teachers, students, and families have a sense of excitement in the air about the new school year. Especially after the last year and a half of living and teaching during a pandemic, It Is just refreshing to be able to start a new year …

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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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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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Creative Ways to Connect with Students in Person and Virtually This School Year

"So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another." - Romans 3:5 KJV Many school districts across the country have already begun their school year or will in the next couple of weeks. Whether we are teaching virtually or in person, making personal connections with our students in the …

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Teaching From Home- Helping Our Students Thrive In These Uncertain Times

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”- Isaiah 43:2 NIV As of last week, schools here in Michigan have been closed to face-to-face instruction for …

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