Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!

“Well done, good and faithful servant!” - Matthew 25:23 NIV It's official! You've completed your first year. Way to go! This is a fantastic time for you and a big relief knowing that all of that hard work, energy, prayer, and self-sacrifice have helped to shape some exceptional individuals this school year. On these last …

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Want More Balance in Your Life? Set Priorities.

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."-Thomas Jefferson Trying to Keep Your Head Above Water Does it seem like you are just being pulled around from one activity to the next? It seems as though …

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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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Staying Content Will Lead to New Opportunities

"Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added …

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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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Cabin Fever? Beat the Cold with These Fun Activities

"...So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience..."- Colosians 1:10-11 NIV Do you have Cabin …

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Children Are Watching- Are We Modeling What We Want Them to See?

"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 Are We Modeling How We Want Students to Act? Children are watching everything we do. I didn't think that was completely true until I had my own children. They are …

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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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Enjoy the Break, Teachers. You’ve Earned It!

“Work and get everything done during six days each week, but the seventh day is a day of rest to honor the LORD…” -Exodus 20:9–10 NCV Christmas is a Time To Spend With Family and Friends I hope that you are able to relax and enjoy the upcoming break, teachers. You have earned it! Now …

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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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Ways Teachers Can Stay Healthy this Fall

“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” - Jeremiah 33:6 NIV Fall is a beautiful time of year. It is one of my favorites because of the turning of the leaves, fresh apple cider, football season, and cooler weather. …

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