This 15 Minute Morning Routine Will Help Transform Your Day

" And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. "- Ephesians 6:18 NIV John Hopkins University believes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The routine of eating a …

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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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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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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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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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How to Serve Learners from All Walks of Life-Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

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 19:14 NIV I learned this week that our building has something really cool happening this school year. A local shoe company was donating shoes for students in our building. Not …

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