When Should Get My Master’s Degree?

"For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. "-Proverbs 2:6 NIV The Importance of Continuing Your Education As educators, we are looking forward to the start of summer, and rightly so! You have earned it! For some of us, the start of summer might mean relaxing by the pool, going on …

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Experiential Learning Lasts a Lifetime

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3 NIV Making Learning Memorable Elementary and secondary students alike will not always remember the lessons you taught them in class, but they will remember the key experiences you gave them. Each year, the elementary school in which I …

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Want More Balance in Your Life? Set Priorities.

"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 Trying to Keep Your Head Above Water Does it seem like you are just being pulled around from one activity to the next? It seems as though …

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Creating 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 may display challenging behaviors for a variety of reasons. Many students, would rather act out than admit that they are struggling with the content. Students also may have …

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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 to Keep Students and Teachers Motivated During the Winter Months

"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 How Many More Days Until Spring? For educators and students, it is hard to keep students motivated during the winter. The days are still quite short, it can be …

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Children Are Watching- Are We Modeling What We 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 Are We Modeling How We Want Students to Act? Children are watching everything we do. I didn't think that was completely true until I had my own children. They are …

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Set Goals in 7 Areas to See Success This 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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Set Goals in 7 Areas to See Success This 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’ve 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 I hope that you are able to relax and enjoy the upcoming break, teachers. You have earned it! Now …

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Empower Students with a Growth Mindset

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 NIV      Learning about and teaching students about cultivating a growth mindset is relatively new in education. We often have the perceived notion that if students …

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Engage and Motivate More Students With This Tech Tool Today!

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV How Do We Motivate Our Students? Many teachers want to learn how to engage and motivate more students in the classroom. Every year I have many students that struggle to complete their work, stay motivated, and work through …

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Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."- Colossians 4:6 ESV Whether you meet with each parent in your own classroom for a small 15-minute block, see parents in a gym, or are using student-led conferences, this is a time to celebrate, …

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Do You Have Students that Struggle with Reading? Level the Playing Field with this FREE Program

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."-Hebrews 13:16 NIV Reading Can Be Difficult for Many Students Do you have students that struggle with reading in your classroom? Reading is the gateway to endless possibilities for our students. For many of our students, reading …

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