Contributor: Kayla Yoder | Length : 5 | File type : Video
Tracking a child's age is not difficult, but maturity can be can different matter. How do teachers and parents assess whether a child is ready to thrive in school? Kayla describes the social and acade... Read More
Contributor: Bethany Peachey | Length : 5 | File type : Video
In reading class, students practice the reading skills that allow them to spend time in a book all by themselves. But reading is not merely a private affair. How can you make reading class an opportun... Read More
Contributor: Jim Morrison | Length : 15 | File type : Audio
Why are some stories powerful, while others fall flat? Jim encourages us to tell stories with economy, empathy, universality, and tension--and offers plenty of example stories.
This excerpt wa... Read More
Contributor: Steve Kaufman | Length : 6
Are you strong enough to teach?
Steve has been in the classroom for more than 16 years. Teaching, he says, is too big a job for anyone. What do you do with the reality of your inadequacy? Listen to... Read More
Contributor: Kayla Yoder | Length : 6 | File type : Video
Every spring, 5- and 6-year-olds file into the first grade classroom at Elida Mennonite School. They are here for kindergarten, their introduction to the world of classroom learning. What can they lea... Read More
Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 3 | File type : Audio
Does the thought of teaching invigorate you, or has the classroom become misery?
Anthony calls us to depend, always, on the Lord, and to curb the influences that can drag down our teaching.
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Contributor: Austin Shenk | Length : 3 | File type : Video
What does it take to sustain a city? How can your students appreciate the work and resources required to make their daily lives comfortable? Austin wanted to send his students into the wilderness to e... Read More
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
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
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