Video and Audio Series

The 4 M’s of Effective Objectives: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Contributor: Rolin Martin | Length : 15 | File type : Video

Good objectives can give your class activities focus. Vague goals, on the other hand, will let down the teacher and the students. Rolin presents a mini-class on setting appropriate objectives, and o... Read More

What Do Teachers Do? Focusing Your Lessons with Objectives

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | Length : 6 | File type : Video

How do you prepare to teach a class? How do you know what lectures, questions, and activities to include? It all starts with the objective, says Peter. He describes the value of a clear statemen... Read More

Setting Up Your Classroom to Enhance Student Learning

Contributor: Brian J Martin | Length : 7 | File type : Video

How should you arrange your learning space? Brian reminds us that there is more than one good way to set up student desks. And beginning with one configuration doesn't mean that it cannot be changed... Read More

How Do We Nurture Love for God and Others?

Contributor: John Coblentz | Length : 7 | File type : Video

The school's task is to train students. John Coblentz says one kind of training is more important than any other: nurturing students to love God. How can teachers and schools accomplish this? How ca... Read More

Stories, Songs, and Show What You Know: Elementary Math Review Techniques

Contributor: Sherri King | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Sherri King demonstrates review techniques as she reviews multiplication tables and temperature scales with her third grade class. As you watch, consider the procedures she has established to allow ... Read More

Priorities for High School: Making Electives Manageable

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 10 | File type : Video

During Howard Lichty's time as administrator, Countryside Christian School extended its high school program through grade 12. Part of the appeal of this program, Howard believes, is the flexibility ... Read More

Priorities for High School: Focus on the Core

Contributor: Douglas Groff | Length : 4 | File type : Video

A diverse high school program is a common dream for administrators, says Doug. He counsels schools, however, to be careful not to overreach staff capacities. Instead, schools can best serve students... Read More

Using Geoboards to Support Literacy

Contributor: Brianna Martin | Length : 3 | File type : Video

Geoboards have proven helpful in teaching math skills and geometry concepts. Brianna Martin says that geoboard practice also enables first graders at Pleasant Valley Mennonite School to succeed more... Read More

High School That Fits Us

Contributor: Norwood Shank | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do school staffers work with a community that is historically cautious about education to operate a high school with nearly 100% graduation? In order to gain this support, Hickory Hollow Christi... Read More

Why We Teach World Cultures and Geography

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | Length : 4 | File type : Video

In 11th and 12th grade, students at Maranatha Christian School study world cultures and geography. Peter Goertzen explains why the school values the course, and why they choose it at this level over... Read More