Psalm 2- Praying the Psalms Over Your Students

So far I have enjoyed praying the Psalms over the students that I work with, colleagues, and my own family. This has been a great way for me to intentionally stop and think about each Psalm as I read them. Although we are looking at Psalm 2 this week, I may end up skipping around …

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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!

“Well done, good and faithful servant!” - Matthew 25:23 NIV It's official! You've completed your first year. Way to go! This is a fantastic time for you and a big relief knowing that all of that hard work, energy, prayer, and self-sacrifice have helped to shape some exceptional individuals this school year. On these last …

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Experiential Learning Lasts a Lifetime

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3 NIV Making Learning Memorable Elementary and secondary students alike will not always remember the lessons you taught them in class, but they will remember the key experiences you gave them. Each year, the elementary school in which I …

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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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Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

"Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive."-Colossians 3:13 ESV If you stay long enough at a school or other type of career, you will inevitably encounter some sort of conflict. This is a part of human …

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Children Are Watching- Are We Modeling What We Want Them to See?

"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 Are We Modeling How We Want Students to Act? Children are watching everything we do. I didn't think that was completely true until I had my own children. They are …

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Teaching Routines and Responsibility are Vital for Student Success

"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way."- Psalm 37:23 ESV Routines and responsibility are vital for today's students. Routines help children with consistency and accountability. If one has ever started a New Year's resolution and then stopped briefly, you know how hard it is to start it …

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Helping Students Cope with Holiday Stress

"The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love."Psalm 103:8 NIV Holidays Can Be Stressful For Many Families For many students and families, this time off brings a lot of stress and anxiety. As educators, there are ways that we can help students cope with holiday stress. Students may exhibit more frequent or …

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Ways Teachers Can Stay Healthy this Fall

“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” - Jeremiah 33:6 NIV Fall is a beautiful time of year. It is one of my favorites because of the turning of the leaves, fresh apple cider, football season, and cooler weather. …

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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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Do You Have Students that Struggle with Reading? Level the Playing Field with this FREE Program

"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 Do you have students that struggle with reading in your classroom? Reading is the gateway to endless possibilities for our students. For many of our students, reading …

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Co-Teaching In the Classroom Empowers All Students

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;"-Romans 12:6-7 NIV Why Co-Teach? Co-Teaching should be in all classrooms for all students. Have you ever thought of having a …

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