Teachers, It’s Time to Reclaim Your Nights and Weekends!

“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 Are …

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Use these Strategies Now to Develop a Sense of Belonging and Connection with Students and Families

Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com As the school year begins, teachers, students, and families have a sense of excitement in the air about the new school year. Especially after the last year and a half of living and teaching during a pandemic, It Is just refreshing to be able to start a new year …

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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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Make the Most of Winter 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 For many teachers across the country, January and February are the months when winter Parent-Teacher conferences typically occur. Whether you meet with each parent in your own classroom for a small …

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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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What to do When You Get a New Student in the Middle of the Year

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. - Romans 15:7 ESV At this point in the year, you are settling back into the routines of teaching. Your students know what to expect, and you are at the time of year when a lot of learning can take place …

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Set Goals in These 7 Areas to See Success in the New 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 Have 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 Spend time with family and enjoy your weekends. This time of year gets really busy with events, report cards, …

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How Schools can Recruit and Retain Great Teachers: 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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How Teachers Can Strengthen Relationships with Families

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor."  -Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV The quote above rings true for so many reasons. As a teacher, we only have students for such as short time and then they move on to the next grade. Parents have a wealth of knowledge and understanding …

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Ways You Can Support Students in Need This Fall

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.- Matthew 25:35 ESV The school year is well under way now. As teachers, we are getting to know our students more each day. This includes the challenges many students face …

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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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Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income This Summer

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:19 NIV Congratulations! You finished your school year and helped improve the lives of so many children along the way! As the summer begins, many teachers are looking for ways to make a little extra cash. Teachers may …

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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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