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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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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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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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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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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