Want More Balance in Your Life? Set Priorities.

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."-Thomas Jefferson Trying to Keep Your Head Above Water Does it seem like you are just being pulled around from one activity to the next? It seems as though …

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Creating 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 may display challenging behaviors for a variety of reasons. Many students, would rather act out than admit that they are struggling with the content. Students also may have …

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Navigating The Stressors of Teaching

“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” - Luke 5:16 NIV First-year growing pains can be tough in any career, but they can be especially tough in the field of education. The first-year teacher endures a lot of long hours, curriculum and lesson planning, and learning how to work with new staff, students, and …

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Cabin Fever? Beat the Cold with These Fun Activities

"...So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience..."- Colosians 1:10-11 NIV Do you have Cabin …

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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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Making the Most of 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 Whether you meet with each parent in your own classroom for a small 15-minute block, see parents in a gym, or are using student-led conferences, this is a time to celebrate, …

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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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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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