Ways to Keep Students and Teachers Motivated During the Winter Months

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."-Galatians 6:9 NIV How Many More Days Until Spring? For educators and students, it is hard to stay motivated during these winter months. The days are still quite short, it can be …

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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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How Schools can Recruit and Retain Great Teachers, Part I: Give Educators 6-12 Months of Paid Parental Leave

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 9:14 NIV Schools across the country are having a hard time recruiting and retaining great educators. As with many industries, pensions are being cut or reduced, insurance premiums are going …

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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 some of you this will be your first group of students. You will always remember your first class of students. They …

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