Experiential Learning Lasts a Lifetime

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3 NIV Making Learning Memorable Elementary and secondary students alike will not always remember the lessons you taught them in class, but they will remember the key experiences you gave them. Each year, the elementary school in which I …

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Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

"Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive."-Colossians 3:13 ESV If you stay long enough at a school or other type of career, you will inevitably encounter some sort of conflict. This is a part of human …

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Navigating The Stressors of Teaching

“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” - Luke 5:16 NIV First-year growing pains can be tough in any career, but they can be especially tough in the field of education. The first-year teacher endures a lot of long hours, curriculum and lesson planning, and learning how to work with new staff, students, and …

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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 keep students motivated during the winter. The days are still quite short, it can be …

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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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