4 Tips to Give You The Edge To Land The Dream Job

"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 With some of the latest reports posting in the millions filing for unemployment, there seem to be many more candidates out there vying for the same jobs as college graduates. …

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The First Days of School- Top 3 Things Teachers Can Do to Start the Year off Right!

"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 Welcome back to a new year of students and teaching! For all educators, this will be a year unlike any other. No matter what this year brings, I know that we will …

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The First Days of School- Top 3 Things Teachers Can Do to Start the Year off Right!

"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 Welcome back to a new year of students and teaching! For all educators, this will be a year unlike any other. No matter what this year brings, I know that we will …

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Seeing High Quality Teachers Leave the Classroom? These Three Changes Will Help Improve Teacher Retention in Schools

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.- James 2:17 NIV Our Current State of Education As you may already know, there is a huge teacher shortage crisis going on across the nation. In every state, we are seeing teachers either change jobs or move out of …

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What’s In Your Lunch? Healthy Lunches and Energy Rich Snacks for People on the Go

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."- 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV Do you ever find yourself starving around 10:00 in the morning or being sluggish in the afternoon? I have found this to be true for me quite often during the week. I started …

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How to Prepare for A New Student in the Middle of the Year

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. - Romans 15:7 ESV Are you prepared on how to prepare for a new student in the middle of the year? At this point in the year, you are settling back into the routines of teaching. Your students know what to …

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Set Goals in These 7 Areas to See Success in the New 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 Have 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 Spend time with family and enjoy your weekends. This time of year gets really busy with events, report cards, …

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Are You Seeing a Spike in Behavior at School or Home? How to Create a Plan to Support Reluctant Learners

" Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans."-Proverbs 16:3 NIV Why Do Some Students Act Out at School or at Home? Students display acting out behaviors for a variety of reasons. For many students, they would rather act out than to admit that they are struggling with the content. Students …

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How Teachers Can Strengthen Relationships with Families

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor."  -Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV The quote above rings true for so many reasons. As a teacher, we only have students for such as short time and then they move on to the next grade. Parents have a wealth of knowledge and understanding …

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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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Ways You Can Support Students in Need This Fall

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.- Matthew 25:35 ESV The school year is well under way now. As teachers, we are getting to know our students more each day. This includes the challenges many students face …

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10 Ways We Can Build Better Rapport With Our Students

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."-Theodore Roosevelt Building Rapport Takes Time As a teacher it is easy to get caught up in the curriculum, planning, and grading. We sometimes lose sight that a human connection could be the main reason that a student chooses to come to …

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