Kendra Martin

Kendra Martin was first known in the private Anabaptist educational world as “Miss Stoltzfus.”  She taught in an elementary school for eight years and loved it.  However, as much as she enjoyed teaching, she found that she equally enjoyed studying.  After spending several summers studying at Faith Builders Educational Programs, she paused her teaching career to pursue a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and Special Education through a local university.  After marriage and graduation, she moved into Reading, PA and began teaching within the inner-city public school system.  After her first son was born, she said good-bye to the traditional classroom.  She still misses it, dreams of it, and believes she is called to the educational realm of God’s Kingdom.  Currently she is living out that calling by teaching her two sons, teaching first and second grade for a home school group twice a month, teaching children within her local church setting, and using her blog to share ideas and inspiration on how to create learning environments for those under our care.  To read more, visit creatinglearningenvironments.com.

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Recommending Help Before A Child is School-Age: Our Experience and Addressing Frequently Asked Questions
Publication Date: 2022-03-31 | File type: Blog Post

Our experience When I noticed that my two year old was not speaking as clearly as his older brother had Read More...

Early Intervention: Before School Age
Publication Date: 2022-02-23 | File type: Blog Post

This is the time of the year when I start screening students entering the classroom in the fall. For two Read More...

Do All Students Have the Same Advantage in Your Classroom?
Publication Date: 2021-07-16 | File type: Blog Post

Can we predict if students will succeed or struggle before they begin their school journey? Over the past several years, Read More...

Getting Our Students Outside Every Day, Part 3
Publication Date: 2021-02-26 | File type: Blog Post

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you may want to read them before reading this post. Part 1 Read More...

Getting Our Students Outside Every Day: Part 2
Publication Date: 2021-02-18 | File type: Blog Post

 If you have missed Part 1, you may want to read that before delving into this post. Within that post, Read More...

Celebrating the Seasons in the Elementary Classroom: Autumn Ideas
Publication Date: 2020-10-15 | File type: Blog Post

It wasn’t until I started teaching first grade that I began to see the seasonal changes in our world through Read More...

Communicating Well from the Beginning
Publication Date: 2020-06-18 | File type: Blog Post

Communication can make or break your school year. From the onset, you want to be intentional on communicating your expectations Read More...

The Summer Bucket List for the Teacher
Publication Date: 2020-06-11 | File type: Blog Post

At the end of a school term, I sent off my students with a list of fifty tasks to complete Read More...

Avoiding the Summer Slump: Staying Connected with Your Scholars
Publication Date: 2020-05-23 | File type: Blog Post

Due to COVID-19, many of us are experiencing a longer summer vacation than normal. And even if your summer vacation Read More...

Four Spring Read-Alouds for the Elementary Classroom
Publication Date: 2020-04-23 | File type: Blog Post

I realized that I never truly appreciated the change of seasons until I became a teacher and observed the children’s Read More...

Teaching Your Children Their ABC’s Without Them Realizing It
Publication Date: 2020-04-02 | File type: Blog Post

For many of our private schools, kindergarten only runs several days of the week or starts in the second half Read More...

Giving Our Students Strategies to Expand their Vocabulary
Publication Date: 2020-02-21 | File type: Blog Post

Whether it is in a book that we read, news that we hear, a label that we read, or in Read More...

Five Winter Read-Alouds for the Elementary Classroom
Publication Date: 2020-01-29 | File type: Blog Post

Winter is the perfect time to find a cozy book and snuggle down to read.  In a classroom where literacy Read More...

Increasing the Vocabulary of Our Scholars
Publication Date: 2019-12-20 | File type: Blog Post

Studies done on children are showing a huge difference in vocabulary—a gap of up to 15 million words by the Read More...

A Command: Personal Reflection
Publication Date: 2019-12-13 | File type: Blog Post

When we think of commandments in the Bible, these come to mind: “Be ye kind one to another,” “Love your Read More...

They Read It, But Did They Get It? (Kendra Martin)
Publication Date: 2017-08-03 | File type: Audio

Most of us have been reading for all of our remembered life, and reading comprehension comes as naturally as driving Read More...

Getting Our Students Outside Every Day, Part 1
Publication Date: 0000-00-00

I spent eight years teaching at an Anabaptist school; and to be honest, the least favorite part of my winter Read More...

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