What Should You Expect? Advice for New Teachers

Contributor: Erikson Lehman | Length : 5 | File type : Video

What will teaching be like? What will it require of you? Doug and Erikson describe the surprises new teachers sometimes encounter, and their suggestions for navigating the first years successfully. ... Read More

To Keep Their Attention, Keep Moving: Ways to Call on Students

Contributor: Denise Martin | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Do your instructional methods keep all of your students engaged? Denise Martin believes that, even during a lecture, each student should be paying attention. She demonstrates and explains several me... Read More

Technology and Our Children: Addressing a Crisis

Contributor: Gerald Miller | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Are you in control of the technology in your home? Does it control your children—and you? In this excerpt from his longer talk on the home's influence, Gerald challenges us to reckon with the cris... Read More

What Summer Can Do

Contributor: Leon Troyer | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Summer: Time to be outside, focusing on something other than the next day's classes. But fall, and the first days of school, will be here soon. Leon shares how he made lesson planning less overwhe... Read More

A Better Grasp of Grammar Use (Curriculum Review)

Contributor: Travis Zook | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Are your students growing in their grasp of English grammar? Do you, and they, enjoy the subject?Travis shares the benefits he and his students realized in using Grammar and Writing from Curtis ... Read More

The Teacher Is the School

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Are you aware of your influence?Methods, materials, and facilities: while these are important, Jonas underlines the influence of the teacher. In a talk to school leaders, he urges us to remember... Read More

More Than a Grade: Assessment as a Teaching Tool

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

Tests, quizzes, and gradebooks: these tools demonstrate to you what your students know. But how can they help your students? Brian encourages teachers to view assessments as more than a chance to ca... Read More

Guiding iGen through Commitment and Communication

Contributor: Norwood Shank | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Each generation faces the same battle: to serve God without distraction. For today's young people, Norwood observes, this battle is acute in two ways. We are tempted to substitute electronic communi... Read More

Building Fluency: How We Use the Barton System

Contributor: Yvonne King | Length : 7 | File type : Video

How does the Barton System enable small schools and tutors to improve students' fluency in reading and writing? Katie Groff and Yvonne King discuss the strengths of Barton and how their schools impl... Read More

Building Momentum with a Curriculum Review Committee

Contributor: Arlyn Nisly | Length : 7 | File type : Video

Does your school have a method for choosing curriculum? Does your method allow for thoughtful buy-in from the board, teachers, and patrons? In this video, Arlyn describes the process of evaluating... Read More