James A Goering II

James lives in Bridgewater, Virginia with his wife LaShonda and their son Jimmy. James works at Christian Light as a curriculum editor and project manager, and previously taught eight years at Hickory Hollow Christian School in Dayton, Virginia. Over his eight years of teaching, James has taught almost every subject, but he especially loves teaching chemistry and literature. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books he picks up at thrift stores and riding his bike in the mountains. James believes that all knowledge and truth is from God and that we can see the fingerprints of God all around us. He is passionate about learning, and tries to show his students the fulfillment that comes from working hard and learning something new.

10 Contributions

¿Lo Entiendes? How Your Students Can Understand What They Read
Publication Date: 2020-02-07 | File type: Blog Post

Imagine asking your students to raise their hands if they think they can read. If you aren’t teaching kindergarten or Read More...

Do You Understand? Strategies for Reading Comprehension (with "The Golden Windows")
Publication Date: 2020-02-07 | File type: Teaching Material

How can you enable your students to understand books and stories that are too hard for them now? James lists Read More...

Climbing inside His Skin
Publication Date: 2019-11-16 | File type: Blog Post

“Who is my neighbor?” When the lawyer tempting Him asked this question, Jesus responded with the story of the Good Read More...

Organizational Systems for Teachers
Publication Date: 2019-09-27 | File type: Blog Post

Teaching is a stressful job. Teachers must prepare classes, grade student work, plan special activities, and deal with relationship issues. Read More...

Developing Effective Study Skills
Publication Date: 2019-07-25 | File type: Blog Post

Many teachers assume high-school students already have good study skills. I mean, how hard can it be to read a Read More...

How to Read: Improving Reading Comprehension
Publication Date: 2019-07-23 | File type: Document

Most people know how to “read,” but not nearly as many can comprehend what they read. Reading comprehension is a Read More...

How to Take Good Notes
Publication Date: 2019-07-23 | File type: Document

Students who take notes in class outperform students who don’t take notes. Studies have shown that students who don’t take Read More...

Writing a Research Paper, Part 3: Citing Sources and Plagiarism
Publication Date: 2019-05-11 | File type: Blog Post

Correctly citing sources is often one of the least-understood parts of writing a research paper. This article will investigate reasons Read More...

Writing a Research Paper, Part 2: Intermediate Assignments
Publication Date: 2019-03-29 | File type: Blog Post

After assigning the research paper (addressed in this blog post), you should have mini-classes to guide your students through the Read More...

How to Write a Research Paper, Part 1: Assigning a Research Paper
Publication Date: 2019-02-22 | File type: Blog Post

Every other year, the high school juniors and seniors at our school must write a research paper. This paper must Read More...

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