To Understand and Do: Teaching Literature for Life Change

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 8 | File type : Video

How important is literature in your school's curriculum? How can you lead your students to godliness through poems, stories, and art? How do you select literature that will influence students towards ... Read More

Spelling the Song: Learning to Sight-Sing with Familiar Hymns

Contributor: Allen Troyer | Length : 3 | File type : Video

If your students can sight-read shaped or conventional notes, a world of classic and modern hymns is unlocked for them. They can learn new songs and harmonize the old ones accurately. But how can you ... Read More

Freedom Quilts, Cotton Gins: Invite Historical Understanding with Hands-On Activities

Contributor: Deana Swanson | Length : 7 | File type : Video

Slavery. The births of Argentina and Brazil. The Industrial Revolution.Are your students' eyes glazed over yet? Studying the past can involve a wearying barrage of names, dates, and far-away force... Read More

Tech on a Budget: Serving the School as Efficiently as Possible

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 14 | File type : Video

Which computer system do you prefer: one that costs more than your school can afford, or one that needs constant maintenance from school staff? Neither are ideal for small schools short on funds and s... Read More

We Love a Challenge: Promoting Staff Development

Contributor: Ken Kauffman | Length : 8 | File type : Video

"The best teacher is the learning teacher."If new teachers must learn all they need by trial and error, they're missing out on opportunities to invest in the long-term flourishing of the school, s... Read More

Education Is a Gateway: The Story of Elida Mennonite School

Contributor: Lyndon Hartman | Length : 8 | File type : Video

Born in the year of D-Day and V-E Day, Elida Mennonite School is one of the oldest private schools still operated by conservative Anabaptists. Lyndon describes how the Mennonite community built the sc... Read More

Love, Hate, Manipulate: Communicating Effectively with Unhappy Parents

Contributor: Gerald Miller | Length : 8 | File type : Video

What are practical ways interact with manipulative parents? What is the core problem with manipulative parents? What's underneath the communication problems you experience with parents, and what can y... Read More

Small Problems, Small Solutions: Dealing with Issues before They Overwhelm You

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 6 | File type : Video

If a student breaks an important rule, your classroom culture is disrupted. But which rules are important? Which violations can you tolerate? While not all problems are equally serious, all your rules... Read More

Teaching Them to Teach Themselves: How Do Your Students Learn?

Contributor: Spencer Weaver | Length : 4 | File type : Video

What if you could tailor each lecture for your students' needs? The twin challenge of the teacher is to know the content and know the student. Spencer describes practices of individualized instruction... Read More

Read, Think, Talk: Effective Discussions around the Textbook

Contributor: Bethany Beiler | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Your students benefit from reading aloud. They practice skills of enunciation, voice projection, and confidence in a group. But how can you maximize their subject-area learning during class read-aloud... Read More