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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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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Feeling Overwhelmed with The Demands of Teaching? Use These Strategies to Gain More Time and Energy to Teach.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30 NIV As an educator, the days …

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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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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 …

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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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Ways You Can Support Students in Need This Fall

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.- Matthew 25:35 ESV The school year is well under way now. As teachers, we are getting to know our students more each day. This includes the challenges many students face …

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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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Getting Ready for Fall- End of Summer Prep for Teachers

"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 When I look back on my summer before my first year of teaching, I had a lot to do, but was not exactly sure where to start. I sometimes feel that way with …

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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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