Audio Excerpts

To Grow as a Teacher, Embrace the Unusual

Contributor: Melvin Lehman | Length : 5 | File type : Audio

How can you become a better teacher? In Intentional Growth, Melvin explores a range of steps you can take to develop your understanding and your ability to communicate. In this excerpt, he highlig... Read More

Don’t Hoard It: Passing On the Gift

Contributor: Aaron Derstine | Length : 8 | File type : Audio

What is your goal as a teacher? Survival? Keeping your job? Teaching is much more than making it to the end of the year, Aaron reminds us. We have the opportunity to invest the precious gifts we h... Read More

Grooming a Story

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

Choose Your Attitude

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. ... 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

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

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

Intentional Service Brings Fulfillment to Teaching

Contributor: Carol Burkholder | Length : 4 | File type : Audio

We maintain long-term enthusiasm in our classroom by seeing teaching as a ministry, not just a job. When we choose to focus on serving our students rather than on what we can get out of teaching, our... Read More

Personal Holiness Makes a Difference

Contributor: John Coblentz | Length : 2 | File type : Audio

Your personal life will make an impact in your home, your classroom, your church, and your community. John urges us to live lives of personal holiness for the sake of those we influence. This ... Read More

Teaching is a Whole-Life Experience

Contributor: Jeremy Sauder | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

Teachers should teach with heart, bringing their experiences and thoughts into the classroom. This impacts students' lives and helps prevent personal burnout. This clip is taken from Jerem... Read More