Create Targeted Intervention Groups Using These Best Practices

"….Make the most of every opportunity."- Colossians 4:5 NIV Once school gets underway, you will be most likely providing some type of assessments to see where your students are at academically. If you do not know where they are at, it is hard to get them to where you need them to get to by …

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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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Stay Content While Maximizing Your Role- It Will Lead to New Opportunities

"Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added …

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Help Students Develop Perseverance with one Word-Yet.

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me."- Philippians 4:13 NIV School can be hard. It is very hard for many of our students especially this year when some are in person, hybrid, or completely online. Students who might normally look to their teacher for support and guidance when they are struggling may …

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The First Days of School- Top 3 Things Teachers Can Do to Start the Year off Right!

"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 Welcome back to a new year of students and teaching! For all educators, this will be a year unlike any other. No matter what this year brings, I know that we will …

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The First Days of School- Top 3 Things Teachers Can Do to Start the Year off Right!

"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 Welcome back to a new year of students and teaching! For all educators, this will be a year unlike any other. No matter what this year brings, I know that we will …

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Seeing High Quality Teachers Leave the Classroom? These Three Changes Will Help Improve Teacher Retention in Schools

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.- James 2:17 NIV Our Current State of Education As you may already know, there is a huge teacher shortage crisis going on across the nation. In every state, we are seeing teachers either change jobs or move out of …

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Teaching From Home- Helping Our Students Thrive In These Uncertain Times

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”- Isaiah 43:2 NIV As of last week, schools here in Michigan have been closed to face-to-face instruction for …

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What’s In Your Lunch? Healthy Lunches and Energy Rich Snacks for People on the Go

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."- 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV Do you ever find yourself starving around 10:00 in the morning or being sluggish in the afternoon? I have found this to be true for me quite often during the week. I started …

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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 stay motivated during these winter months. The days are still quite short, it can be …

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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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Happy Teachers, Happy Students-Reasons Why Teachers Burn Out and How to Overcome It.

"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you he will never let the righteous be shaken. "- Psalm 55:22 NIV Teachers have one of the most rewarding yet stressful careers out there. Educators have the opportunity each day to make a long lasting impact on those that are in their classroom. Along with …

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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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How Teachers and Parents can Reach Unmotivated Students

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. -1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV You have probably already realized already that there will be some students in your classroom this year that are not excited about school. They struggle with the school work, may have increased behaviors, and above …

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