Elementary Teacher’s Blog

Teaching Your Children Their ABC’s Without Them Realizing It

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

For many of our private schools, kindergarten only runs several days of the week or starts in the second half of the school year and may have barely gotten a start before COVID-19 made its appear... Read More

Black Death and the Coronavirus

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. The Lord nullifies the counsel of natio... Read More

Bursts of Teaching Ideas

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Sympathy Ice A sobbing child shows the teacher a bump on his arm. Another little person extends her hand, “See this cut here? It hurts.” Marie complains, “When I go like this, it hurts!” as... Read More

What We’d Like Our Teachers to Hear

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

On a quest to hear from young people and understand our Christian schools’ strengths and weaknesses, I recently conducted a survey of youth in Mennonite high schools, asking them what they would... Read More

Giving Our Students Strategies to Expand their Vocabulary

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

Whether it is in a book that we read, news that we hear, a label that we read, or in a conversation with another, each one of us encounters words in our world that we are not familiar with. Wha... Read More

Character Evaluation for Students

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

In this post, Arlene responds to a question from a reader: "I am curious if you all or anyone in the Dock for Learning Community has ideas on how to do good character evaluation on report card... Read More

¿Lo Entiendes? How Your Students Can Understand What They Read

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Blog Post

Imagine asking your students to raise their hands if they think they can read. If you aren’t teaching kindergarten or first grade, I’m guessing most, if not all, would raise their hands. Now i... Read More

Five Winter Read-Alouds for the Elementary Classroom

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

Winter is the perfect time to find a cozy book and snuggle down to read.  In a classroom where literacy is of great importance, students always enjoy a good read from the teacher.  These five bo... Read More

Should Christians Study Plato and Aristotle?

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

A man who has not read Homer is like a man who has not seen the ocean. There is a great object of which he has no idea.  -Walter Bagehot Homer, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and other classical ... Read More

What is Bullying? And Does it Happen Here?

Contributor: Shari Zook

A study in questions “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matth... Read More