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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Helping Students Cope with Holiday Stress

"The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love." Psalm 103:8 NIV Holidays Can Be Stressful For Many Families For many students and families, this time off brings a lot of stress and anxiety. As educators, there are ways that we can help students cope with holiday stress. Students may exhibit more frequent …

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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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Teachers are Burned Out. How We Can Support Educators in Today’s Classrooms.

"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you he will never let the righteous be shaken. " - Psalm 55:22 NIV Educators Are Giving it All Teachers all over the US are feeling burned out. One could say that teachers have one of the most rewarding yet stressful careers out there. Educators have …

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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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Feeling Overwhelmed with The Demands of Teaching? Use These Strategies to Gain More Time and Energy to Teach.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30 NIV As an educator, the days …

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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 Plan That Will Reduce Behaviors, Increase Achievement, and Teach Social Skills To Students With Difficulties

People that have a "disability" label with their name such as ADHD for example get a bad reputation. They are seen as inattentive, hyper-active, unable to organize and make sound higher order decisions, etc. I would argue that ALL of us have some degree of inattentiveness, hyper-activity, and organizational problems in our lives. These students …

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4 Tips to Give You The Edge To Land The Dream Job

"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 With some of the latest reports posting in the millions filing for unemployment, there seem to be many more candidates out there vying for the same jobs as college graduates. …

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Creative Ways to Connect with Students in Person and Virtually This School Year

"So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another." - Romans 3:5 KJV Many school districts across the country have already begun their school year or will in the next couple of weeks. Whether we are teaching virtually or in person, making personal connections with our students in the …

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Planning Ahead for Unique Needs in Your Classroom

" Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."- Proverbs 16:3 NIV After the 4th of July, many of us realize that we have about a month or so left of summer break before we report back for professional development, setting up our classrooms, and begin preparing for the year …

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Where There is Contentment, There is Joy and Peace

 "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. "- Philippians …

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Students Who Know the Target are More Likely to Hit It

"Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress."- 1 Timothy 4:14-15 NIV In our home we have a large ruler in our kitchen that we …

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