Constantly Connecting: Getting and Keeping Your Students’ Attention

Contributor: Andrea Stoltzfus | Length : 3 | File type : Video

No matter how valuable the lesson you're teaching, some students will struggle to stay focused. From calling on students to hooks that provoke reflection, Andrea explains the simple activities she inc... Read More

Resources and Ideas for the Special Ed Classroom

Contributor: Becky Sue Kreider | File type : Curricular

In part one, Becky lists a series of tools and techniques that you may find helpful in teaching children with learning disabilities. In part two, she adds curricula and activities from a number of pub... Read More

Planning Ahead for Art

Contributor: Becky Sue Kreider | File type : Curricular

When should I start planning ahead for my art classes?  A. Plan ahead before school startsGet enough art ideas together for most of the year.Make an example of each one. Note any pre... Read More

Spare-Time Learning: Activity Lists to Keep Everyone Engaged

Contributor: Cheri Rhodes | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

Some students speed through their work. Others need extra coaching. How do you keep the faster students motivated while preserving the time you need to help others? Shannon and Cheri describe a simple... Read More

Classic Poetry Bulletin Boards

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Curricular

Save time by using these bulletin boards created by a teacher, ready for you to print and hang in your classroom. They can be simply stapled to the classroom bulletin board, no borders needed. Most of... Read More

Student Behavior Self-Evaluation Form and Cover Letter

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Curricular

Anna shares the form she uses to capture students' evaluations of themselves and their seat partners. Self-Evaluation FormCover Letter for ParentsFor more on student self-evaluations, watch ... Read More

Spot Checks, Hooks, and Sweet Rewards: Ideas for Elementary Math

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Recently as I recounted several math ideas I find beneficial in the classroom, I thought perhaps sharing them could inspire another teacher.  After all, don’t we regularly beg, borrow, and steal id... Read More

Lessons from Little People

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Giving Caleb handed me a tiny scrap as he walked past. I wondered why he was giving me this trash. He muttered, “Look inside.” I unfolded it to find a note he had written, “I luve you.” Not... Read More

Show Them, Tell Them: Techniques to Communicate the Stories of the Bible

Contributor: Yvonne King | Length : 25 | File type : Video

It's Bible story time, so you reach for the Bible story book. Will your students engage with the message? Will they understand how the people of the story felt?By learning the story so well that y... Read More

Songs and Chants across the Curriculum

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | File type : Teaching Material

With contributions from other teachers, Becky compiled this booklet of songs and chants for use in elementary schools. Use these and modify them to suit your class' needs.Some songs are blocked o... Read More