Video and Audio Series

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

Visualizing Writing: How Graphic Organizers and Prewriting Make a Hard Process Easier

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | Length : 7 | File type : Video

To teach children to write: a process as difficult as it is important. How can you empower your students to push past blank page syndrome? Prewriting is important, says Hannah, and it is made easier w... 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

The Largest Tool in the Room: Solving Problems of Understanding at the Chalkboard

Contributor: Laurie Beachy | Length : 3 | File type : Video

You told them how to multiply two-digit numbers. They seem to understand. But can they do it? In this video, Laurie shares the advantages of bringing students to the board to work. When everyone's ... Read More

Hands, Eyes, Feet: Good Posture and High Expectations

Contributor: Rhoda Weber | Length : 5 | File type : Video

If you expect your students to learn, you'll need to enlist their hands, eyes, and feet. Rhoda demonstrates how she uses proper posture to keep her students' attention, and calls each student to give ... Read More