This Teachable Moment: Current Events as Opportunities in the Classroom

Contributor: Melvin Lehman | Length : 12 | File type : Video

What's in the news? What does it have to do with math, Bible, or history class? Melvin encourages teachers to consider the ways that current events might contribute to their goals for their students. ... Read More

To Lack Nothing: Why Practice and Teach Spiritual Disciplines?

Contributor: Arlyn Nisly | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Prayer, reading the Bible, fasting, singing: We know these are good things, but how can we stay motivated to do them? How do we teach them to our students when the results often aren't obvious? Arlyn ... Read More

Be Sensational: Engaging the Senses to Stimulate Learning

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 13 | File type : Video

When students come to your classroom, you teach them to sit quietly and listen to the teacher. But how well can they absorb what they are being taught? Glenda leads a mini-class in which she demonstra... Read More

The Math They See, the Math They Use: Demonstrating Concepts with Math Manipulatives

Contributor: Piper Burdge | Length : 16 | File type : Video

In math, we expect students to memorize steps and learn processes with the hope that they will understand the concepts as they use them. But this last step—understanding—often never happens, say P... Read More

The Exciting Journey: Guiding Your Class to Successful Reading

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 12 | File type : Video

View or download on Vimeo Learning to read: everyone is expected to do it, but it won't happen automatically. For some students, it will be far from easy. In this session, learn the principles of p... Read More

Too Long, Too Hard: Making Your Curriculum Work for Your Class

Contributor: Amy Zimmerman | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Textbooks are written with a variety of approaches. Some texts are too light and don't teach enough content, while others have more information than you can teach successfully in a year. What do you... Read More

Now They Know: Why and How to Differentiate Instruction

Contributor: Brian J Martin | Length : 5 | File type : Video

What do you do when some of your students master material, but some don't? Do you keep plowing through the textbook, frustrating those who didn't understand the previous material? Or do you re-teach... Read More

Clear Your Desk, Open Your Heart

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | Length : 9 | File type : Video

Loving people: it's the primary goal of every day and each interaction. But is love the opposite of getting things done? Darrell Hershberger offers a series of practices for honing our focus and pro... Read More

Ta, Ta, Ta-Di Ta: Music Class Exercises for Rhythm and Beat

Contributor: Karlita Weaver | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Elementary students at Pleasant Valley use With Glad Voices to study music. In this class, Karlita leads students in exercises to enhance their sense of rhythm and beat.... Read More

Show Me a Way to Make Eleven: How I Teach Math with Rekenreks

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 6 | File type : Video

"Rekenreks are similar to an abacus," Ruth Anna wrote in a blog post, "although much more economical... With some cardboard, fish line, large beads, and hot glue, you can create your own stash."... Read More