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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Engage and Motivate More Students With This Tech Tool Today!

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV How Do We Motivate Our Students? Many teachers want to learn how to engage and motivate more students in the classroom. Every year I have many students that struggle to complete their work, stay motivated, and work through …

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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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The Plan That Will Reduce Behaviors, Increase Achievement, and Teach Social Skills To Students With Difficulties

People that have a "disability" label with their name such as ADHD for example get a bad reputation. They are seen as inattentive, hyper-active, unable to organize and make sound higher order decisions, etc. I would argue that ALL of us have some degree of inattentiveness, hyper-activity, and organizational problems in our lives. These students …

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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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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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Ideas for Setting Up Your Classroom For The Upcoming Year

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."-1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV Many of us have been anxiously awaiting the day when our classroom will be ready for us after summer cleaning. It is exciting and overwhelming at …

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