Video and Audio Series

Spell It Wrong, Spell It Right: The Game of Getting It Wrong

Contributor: Keith Brubacher | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Could your students benefit from more variety in spelling review? Keith shares a spelling review technique that invites students to misspell purposely—only so that their classmates can correct them.... Read More

Is Your Classroom a Place of Peace?

Contributor: Sheldon Kauffman | Length : 7 | File type : Audio

Is your classroom a place of peace? Peaceful classrooms allow children to learn, says Sheldon. Even those with learning disabilities benefit from structure, order, and grace. In this excerpt from a... Read More

Random Acts of Integrity: An Easy Way to Keep Students Accountable for Self-Checking

Contributor: David Miller | Length : 2 | File type : Video

If your school uses self-paced instruction, self-checking can help students and teachers. Students can identify and correct their own errors and the teacher saves time. But how do you help students ma... Read More

Short, Fun, and Often: Using Journals to Spark Creative Composition

Contributor: Janita Guevara | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Are your students tired of writing class? Are you? Janita's students found composition class tough and uninspiring until she introduced them to journaling. Janita describes the range of projects that ... Read More

Promote Excellence: A Christian View

Contributor: Matt Peachey | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

If the purpose of your school is to bring people to Christ, why worry about academics? Matt challenges this view, and calls us to see Christian education as excellent education. This excerpt wa... Read More

Prepare, Summarize, Reflect; Encouraging Discussion in Bible Class and Beyond

Contributor: Shawn Stoner | Length : 7 | File type : Video

How many of your students talked during your last class discussion? Too often, only a few students engage with the discussion, says Shawn. How can we make class discussions more meaningful? Shawn shar... Read More

A Context for Learning: Using Current Events in the Classroom to Spark Student Interest

Contributor: Colin Martin | Length : 6 | File type : Video

What's a tariff? Why should your students care? Several years ago, says Colin, his students would have learned the definition of this term and moved on without understanding its importance. But bec... Read More

To Hold Their Hands

Contributor: Ed Gish | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

Teachers do more than fill a spot, or impart information: their hands become the guides for the hands of their students. This excerpt was taken from a longer talk, Teacher, Curriculum, Facility... Read More

Girls and Math: How Going beyond the Rules Helps Students Engage with Math

Contributor: Rolin Martin | Length : 9 | File type : Video

You can teach math in two ways, notes Rolin. Math can be presented as a series of rules that produce reliable results, or as a set of concepts that explain much about the world. Much of our math te... Read More

Finding Their Place in the World: Teaching History with a Redemptive Perspective

Contributor: Austin Shenk | Length : 3 | File type : Video

Why should you love teaching history? Austin explains the delight of guiding students through the darkness and brilliance of the past. He recommends two trade books that fit into American history c... Read More