Ways to Build Positive,Long-Lasting Relationships With Students and Families

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and reluctant to become angry."- James 1:19 NIV As we get rolling with the school year, it is important to open the lines of communication not only with your new students, but with parents/guardians as well. It …

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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 some of you this will be your first group of students. You will always remember your first class of students. They …

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Ideas for Setting Up Your Classroom For The Upcoming Year

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."-1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV Many of us have been anxiously awaiting the day when our classroom will be ready for us after summer cleaning. It is exciting and overwhelming at …

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Planning for Remediation and Enrichment For All Students

"….Make the most of every opportunity."- Colossians 4:5 NIV In about a month or less, teachers all across the country will be heading back to their classrooms to get their rooms prepared for the next school year. The place will be buzzing with activity with copiers running at full capacity and laminators working overtime. We …

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What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your First Year of Teaching

"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 I was beyond excited when I accepted my first teaching position. I had worked hard all of those years, completed my student teaching, passed the certification tests and was ready to start …

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