Summer Reading Challenge

Contributor: Kendall Myers

Summer offers a welcome break from school, for student and teacher alike. But the extended time off can also work against hard-won academic gains, especially for younger students still learning to rea... Read More

Prayer of the Teacher

Contributor: Dorcas Peight | File type : Blog Post

Not a Good Day “The directions say I am supposed to find fourteen adverbs in this story,” she said. “I only found three of them, two not’s and one very.” I was tired of this day and of... Read More

A Sweet Spring Treat

Contributor: Dorcas Peight | File type : Blog Post

One of the best things about seasons is the excitement as a spent season rolls over into a brand-new one. While we all have favorites, spring is especially exciting with new life popping up everyw... Read More

Getting Along

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“These girls are just not getting along. I think at one point each one has felt left-out or bullied. I don’t know how to help them!” worried a new first-grade teacher. “Teacher, they wo... Read More

The Curious Ones

Contributor: Dorcas Peight | File type : Blog Post

Albert Einstein said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Clearly, Einstein had a good education; he was considered to be the most influential p... Read More

A Review for Creative Writing Curriculum

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

Andrew and Jennifer Yoder’s curriculum is called Creative Writing: Sparkling Bits of Writing, and comes in two books. The first is recommended for grades 5-6 and the second for grades 7-8. How ... Read More

Getting Our Students Outside Every Day, Part 3

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you may want to read them before reading this post. Part 1 looked at the differences between the way American parents and educators seem to view outdoor play for c... Read More

Classroom Observation Checklists

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Document

This document includes two checklists—one for general visitors and one for principals—to help guide classroom observations and to document observations and feedback for teachers. Download the d... Read More

Classroom Visits

This document outlines a CASBI address on the value and purpose of classroom visits from parents, board members, ministers, and principals. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

The Pearl Notes & Questions

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

This document supports the teaching of The Pearl by John Steinbeck with chapter-specific notes and discussion questions. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More