Elementary Teacher’s Blog

What I Wish I Had Known About Recess

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | File type : Blog Post

Recess.  Do you rejoice?  Moan?  Feel uncertain?  Yes, I have been there too.  Recess is designed to give students a break from study, and a chance to exercise.  Our little people's minds a... Read More

Communicating Well from the Beginning

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

Communication can make or break your school year. From the onset, you want to be intentional on communicating your expectations to your students and patrons as well as hearing their expectations, ... Read More

Effective Instruction in the Classroom

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“Effective instruction practices are an integral part of effective behavior management practices” (Sprick, 2006). Effective instruction influences student behavior and will prevent much misbeh... Read More

The Summer Bucket List for the Teacher

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

At the end of a school term, I sent off my students with a list of fifty tasks to complete over the summer. Certainly they were all optional, and some were more educational than others. This year,... Read More

June, July, August, and the Teacher

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

Every teacher has seen the sentiment that the best months of the school year are June, July, and August. Every teacher knows the inaccuracy of the witticism but there are ways that we can use June... Read More

June, July, August, and the Student

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

School is out. The students have closed their books and taken the last tests. The books have all been sent back to the school house. It’s time to forget math and language and reading for a few m... Read More

The Last Words of Nokseng: The Story Behind “I Have Decided”

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

Lucinda continues the series of stories of Christian martyrs and heroes from the past. We hope you will be inspired by these histories and perhaps find them helpful in preparing for school devotio... Read More

Avoiding the Summer Slump: Staying Connected with Your Scholars

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

Due to COVID-19, many of us are experiencing a longer summer vacation than normal. And even if your summer vacation has not come early this year, many of us have not been able to have a normal cla... Read More

Tools for Classroom Management

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Motivation My sixth-grade teacher pulled me into the hall for a conversation. “I know you can do better than this. These pages are sloppy and this is not your best work,” she said. The workb... Read More

Technology Detox

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

As a foster parent, I regularly come into contact with children who have been raised with technology as their wet nurse. They may have been born on a screen, for all I know—certainly under the s... Read More