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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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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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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Experiential Learning Lasts a Lifetime

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3 NIV Make 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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Students Who Know the Target are More Likely to Hit It

"Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress."- 1 Timothy 4:14-15 NIV In our home we have a large ruler in our kitchen that we …

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Helping Students with ADD/ADHD Become Successful Adults Part 3- Transitioning to Adulthood

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 ESV Over the past two weeks, we have looked closely at how we can help children and teens living with ADD/ADHD. The transition to adulthood …

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Helping Students with ADD/ADHD Become Successful Adults Part 2- The Teenage Years

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. "- Isaiah 41:10 NIV Last week, we took a journey of what it typically looks like for young children who are …

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Helping Students with ADD/ADHD Become Successful Adults Part 1

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."- Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV I recently joined an organization that helps to support children and adults with ADD/ADHD. CHADD.org is a fantastic resource that helps children, adults, parents, and …

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4 Ways We Can Increase Student Achievement Today-And No, Homework is Not One of Them

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me. "-Philippians 4:13 ESV One of the biggest undertakings and most rewarding part of our careers is helping students become well-rounded individuals. We are trying to develop students who can become critical thinkers in today's ever-changing world. This means we need to be getting the most …

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