Teaching & Learning

Read, Think, Talk: Effective Discussions around the Textbook

Contributor: Bethany Beiler | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Your students benefit from reading aloud. They practice skills of enunciation, voice projection, and confidence in a group. But how can you maximize their subject-area learning during class read-aloud... Read More

Helping the Undisciplined

Contributor: Irene Bontrager | File type : Article

Image by StevePB on PixabayHow do we help those who struggle to maintain discipline? In these notes from a session at REACH 2019, Irene considers the Scriptural basis for discipline, the purpose f... Read More

Achieving Their Best Test: Preparing Your Students for the Testing Experience

Contributor: Allen Troyer | Length : 9 | File type : Video

What do eggs, bubbles, and two sharp pencils have in common? They're all connected to success in achievement tests! Allen Troyer has helped schools improve their testing experience for more than twent... Read More

Constantly Connecting: Getting and Keeping Your Students’ Attention

Contributor: Andrea Stoltzfus | Length : 3 | File type : Video

No matter how valuable the lesson you're teaching, some students will struggle to stay focused. From calling on students to hooks that provoke reflection, Andrea explains the simple activities she inc... Read More

Promoting Staff Development by Ken Kauffman

Contributor: Ken Kauffman | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

If your teachers are developing their skills, are they doing it under the direction of the board or on their own initiative? Ken urges boards to plan for staff development, and suggests opportunities ... Read More

Administering Achievement Tests by Allen Troyer

Contributor: Allen Troyer | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

"Good morning, students! It's achievement test time!"Is your school ready to handle achievement tests successfully? Allen describes and models best practices for before, during, and after test day... Read More

Resources and Ideas for the Special Ed Classroom

Contributor: Becky Sue Kreider | File type : Curricular

In part one, Becky lists a series of tools and techniques that you may find helpful in teaching children with learning disabilities. In part two, she adds curricula and activities from a number of pub... Read More

Planning Ahead for Art

Contributor: Becky Sue Kreider | File type : Curricular

When should I start planning ahead for my art classes?  A. Plan ahead before school startsGet enough art ideas together for most of the year.Make an example of each one. Note any pre... Read More

What Do They Need to Know? Focusing Instruction with Learning Maps

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you decide what you will require students to learn? In English and math, these decisions are usually made by your curriculum, says Anthony. But there are so many things to learn in science clas... Read More

Spare-Time Learning: Activity Lists to Keep Everyone Engaged

Contributor: Cheri Rhodes | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

Some students speed through their work. Others need extra coaching. How do you keep the faster students motivated while preserving the time you need to help others? Shannon and Cheri describe a simple... Read More