Elementary Teacher’s Blog

A Servant Education: The Vision

Contributor: Arlyn Nisly | File type : Blog Post

This essay is a collective effort by seven administrators of conservative Anabaptist schools. This group of administrators believes that our schools are poised to aid our churches and homes in the c... Read More

Creating a Culture of Gratitude

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller | File type : Blog Post

In the black of before-six one morning, I woke riveted by a thought.I grew up in a culture of gratitude. At home, at church, at school, I always heard, “Thank you.” Thank you for what You... Read More

Top 10 Lessons for the Teacher

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

I was returning workbooks to my students, and to save a few steps, I gently tossed some books onto desks.  One of the children chided me, saying, “You really shouldn’t make a practice of that... Read More

Be a Table Knife

Contributor: Lucinda J Miller | File type : Blog Post

Ever hear a student complain that they’ll never use the algebra they’re struggling through? Or that diagrams in language arts have nothing to do with real life? The next time you hear statements... Read More

Remember

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Remember.  Memory.  Memorial.  We have a memorial service to remember someone, and come away from it thinking of that person and their impact on us.  Joshua built a pile of stones to remember ... Read More

Preventing the Summer Slide

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

It’s summer vacation! Yay! Let’s sleep in till noon, watch videos, and hang out on the living room couch.Or not.Researchers, educators, and parents are becoming increasingly concerned ... Read More

Thank You, Teachers

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

For the hours of energy poured into your students over the past nine months–thank you.For waking up every morning ready to face a new day with people you didn’t create, to teach content you ... Read More

Ending Well

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the last month of school, I find myself and my students coasting in for a finish. To help us all continue to do our best, rather than doing the minimum required, I give them a challenge. Last yea... Read More

The Well is Dry

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

This is the first time I can remember that I've felt like maybe I can't go on, maybe I won't make it, and I'm not sure I want to try!I don’t know what else to do with some of these students... Read More

Three E’s: A Teacher’s Dilemma

Contributor: Karen Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the classroom I strive to maximize excellence and efficiency coupled with education.“Today I’m going to tell you about an excellent resource that will enlighten all your writing assignm... Read More