Simple Tips for Better Softball at School

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

Softball is a great recess and PE activity for the warmer months of the school year. I’ve found that a few simple modifications to the game and some basic instruction in good technique help stud... Read More

Ending Well

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the last month of school, I find myself and my students coasting in for a finish. To help us all continue to do our best, rather than doing the minimum required, I give them a challenge. Last yea... Read More

Three E’s: A Teacher’s Dilemma

Contributor: Karen Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the classroom I strive to maximize excellence and efficiency coupled with education.“Today I’m going to tell you about an excellent resource that will enlighten all your writing assignm... Read More

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

What Do They Need to Know? Focusing Instruction with Learning Maps

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you decide what you will require students to learn? In English and math, these decisions are usually made by your curriculum, says Anthony. But there are so many things to learn in science clas... Read More

Spare-Time Learning: Activity Lists to Keep Everyone Engaged

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

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

What Is Good Literature?

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | File type : Article

On a school administrators' email group, Darrell Hershberger posed this question: What makes literature worthwhile? We're working on coming to an answer to this question that will inform our librar... Read More