How Schools can Recruit and Retain Great Teachers: Give Educators 6-12 Months of Paid Parental Leave

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 9:14 NIV Schools across the country are having a hard time recruiting and retaining great educators. As with many industries, pensions are being cut or reduced, insurance premiums are going …

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Where There is Contentment, There is Joy and Peace

 "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. "- Philippians …

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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 has helped to shape some exceptional individuals this school year. On these last …

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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, …

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Set You and Your Child Up for Success-Getting Quality Rest

" In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. "-Psalm 127:2 NIV A good night's sleep might be hard to come by, especially with the recent time change or if you have small children in your home. If you have children …

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Prioritizing Your Life To Meet Your Long-Term Goals

"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 Have you ever had those weeks where it seems like you are just being pulled around from one assignment or activity to the next? It seems as …

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Cabin Fever? Fun Activities for All Ages to Beat the Cold

"...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 As I am writing …

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Children are Always Watching- What do You 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 You may have heard the phrase "The children are always watching". I didn't think that was completely true until I had my own children. They are watching so much in …

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