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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Need Fun and Engaging Reading Resources for Your Student? The Reading Closet Has You Covered!

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."-Anthony J. D'Angelo Keeping Students Engaged Over The Summer The end of the school year was hard. It was near impossible for a lot of families out there. There were so many factors that made the end of the year difficult for …

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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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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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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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