Student Motivation

Motivated Students: Tips for Active Learning in the Individualized Classroom

Contributor: David Miller | Length : 5 | File type : Video

All teachers deal with the question of student motivation, but teachers in more individualized classroom arrangements face some unique challenges. If a student lacks internal motivation, what external... Read More

More than Math and Science: Caring for the Emotional Needs of Your Students

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 37 | File type : Video

The teacher's job is to impart knowledge and to train skills. But students are more than knowledge acquisition machines. Anthony calls us to follow Christ's example in caring for children's needs for ... Read More

The Satisfaction of Learning: Affirmation, Correction, and Guiding Students to Discovery

Contributor: Kyla Mast | Length : 3 | File type : Video

How do you respond to a student's mistake? What do you do when you ask a question, and the student comes up empty? Kyla believes that we should share corrections in ways that make students more confid... Read More

Little Video Teaching Assistants

Contributor: Trennis Hostetler | Length : 17 | File type : Video

If you feel lonely in front of your camera, Trennis has an idea: Hire some small assistants. Trennis writes: At first I started really simple by using them as a little intro to my videos to break up ... Read More

A Ticket to Math: Flashcard Practice Certificates

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

Click for full-resolution images. Karen used tickets and certificates to keep her students on a path of math skill improvement. The letter to parents explains the process. The second page of the ... Read More

Candyland Land Game Door Décor

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Curricular

Decorate your classroom door with a Candy Land theme! Scroll down for a description of how Karen used this to motivate academic achievement. Karen incorporated the theme into classroom management... Read More

When Expectations Are Not Enough: Supporting Students through Difficult Life Events

Contributor: Keeshon Washington | Length : 11 | File type : Video

Clear expectations enable students to be productive and learn more quickly. But what does the teacher do when a student comes to school in emotional distress? Rather than brush aside the trauma, Keesh... Read More

Motivating the Lethargic

Contributor: Derek Overholt | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

Lethargic: stuck-in-the-mud indifference; apathy. Motivate: to prod to action; to cause to desire change. How do we move from one to the other?

Teaching that Inspires

Contributor: Steve Overholt | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

An inspired teacher often will cause the phenomenon of inspired students. Perhaps we could try to be more inspiring for our students…but how?

Digging for Gold

Contributor: Val Yoder | Length : 45 | File type : Audio

Group relationships are best maintained and strengthened in an atmosphere of approval. Most of us are energized by affirmation.  Paul challenged us when he said, “For you know that we dealt with eac... Read More
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