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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Creative Ways to Connect with Students in Person and Virtually This School Year

"So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another." - Romans 3:5 KJV Many school districts across the country have already begun their school year or will in the next couple of weeks. Whether we are teaching virtually or in person, making personal connections with our students in the …

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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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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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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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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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Planning Ahead for Unique Needs in Your Classroom

" Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."- Proverbs 16:3 NIV After the 4th of July, many of us realize that we have about a month or so left of summer break before we report back for professional development, setting up our classrooms, and begin preparing for the year …

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What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your First Year of Teaching

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do. "- Ephesians 2:10 NIV I was beyond excited when I accepted my first teaching position. I had worked hard all of those years, completed my student teaching, passed the certification tests and was ready to start …

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Students Who Know the Target are More Likely to Hit It

"Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress."- 1 Timothy 4:14-15 NIV In our home we have a large ruler in our kitchen that we …

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Helping Students with ADD/ADHD Become Successful Adults Part 3- Transitioning to Adulthood

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 ESV Over the past two weeks, we have looked closely at how we can help children and teens living with ADD/ADHD. The transition to adulthood …

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