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 …

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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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Teaching From Home- Helping Our Students Thrive In These Uncertain Times

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”- Isaiah 43:2 NIV As of last week, schools here in Michigan have been closed to face-to-face instruction for …

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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 for welcoming 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 expect, and you …

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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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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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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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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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How to Serve Learners from All Walks of Life-Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

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 19:14 NIV I learned this week that our building has something really cool happening this school year. A local shoe company was donating shoes for students in our building. Not …

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Getting Ready for Fall- End of Summer Prep for Teachers

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do. "-Ephesians 2:10 NIV When I look back on my summer before my first year of teaching, I had a lot to do, but was not exactly sure where to start. I sometimes feel that way with …

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