Have Students that Struggle with Reading? This Program Will Help Level the Playing Field In Your Classroom. And Best of All…It is FREE!

"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 Reading is the gateway to endless possibilities for our students. For many of our students, reading does not come easily to them. Students may have trouble with …

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How Schools can Recruit and Retain Great Teachers, Part I: 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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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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When Should I Go Back to School to 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 Make 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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Prioritizing Your Life To Meet Your Long-Term Goals

"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 Have you ever had those weeks where it seems like you are just being pulled around from one assignment or activity to the next? It seems as …

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Children are Always Watching- What do You 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 You may have heard the phrase "The children are always watching". I didn't think that was completely true until I had my own children. They are watching so much in …

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Empowering 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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