High School 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

Writing a Research Paper, Part 3: Citing Sources and Plagiarism

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

Correctly citing sources is often one of the least-understood parts of writing a research paper. This article will investigate reasons for citing sources, examine some misconceptions about plagiarism,... Read More

Early Summer Work

Contributor: John Mark Kuhns | File type : Blog Post

In my last post, I promised a series on lean manufacturing and its application to teaching. Mea culpa. While I have learned and applied much more from lean manufacturing than what I wrote in that po... Read More

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Contributor: Austin Shenk | File type : Blog Post

Life change comes through establishing and working proper routines. As a 20-year-old, I walked into work one day with my drowsiness very apparent.  My co worker knew that I was going to be teaching ... Read More

Simple Tips for Better Softball at School

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

Softball is a great recess and PE activity for the warmer months of the school year. I’ve found that a few simple modifications to the game and some basic instruction in good technique help stud... Read More

Strategies for Motivation

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | File type : Blog Post

The topic of motivation excites me a good deal more than procedures, rules, and other necessary-but-dry aspects of running a classroom. Here are three motivational strategies for any classroom: ... Read More

Writing a Research Paper, Part 2: Intermediate Assignments

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

After assigning the research paper (addressed in this blog post), you should have mini-classes to guide your students through the assignment.  First, teach them how to pick an appropriate topic. ... Read More

You Aren’t as Important as You Might Think, But You’re Priceless

Contributor: Austin Shenk | File type : Blog Post

As an immature, proud, and inexperienced 20 year old, I applied to teach at Tidings of Peace Christian School.  The administrator, who also happened to be my father, gladly accepted my willingnes... Read More

Why Do We Have to Know All This Stuff?

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

“Why do we have to know all this stuff?”Sure, sometimes students are just grasping for a reason not to care about their homework, but it’s actually a good question that deserves a though... Read More

How to Write a Research Paper, Part 1: Assigning a Research Paper

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

Every other year, the high school juniors and seniors at our school must write a research paper. This paper must be at least 3,000 words, be properly formatted, contain in-text citations, and have... Read More