Western Fellowship Teachers’ Institute 2019

by Lucas Hilty

WFTI seeks to provide an organized way to edify, encourage, and equip Christian school teachers and school board members to give spiritual nourishment, provide academic excellence, and exercise proper administration in educating our children.
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Items in the series Western Fellowship Teachers’ Institute 2019:

Amazing Animals
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Each speaker gives a short profile of a fascinating animal: octopus, kiwi, bugs, and dragonflies. Pass it on:

Board: A Teacher Talks
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Okay, board, listen up. A teacher is going to share with you some board-shaking ideas. We hope that this workshop Read More...

Challenging the Gifted
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Then, there are those fast students who get their speed drills done in half the time given on the drill. Read More...

Communicating an Anabaptist Worldview
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

If we fail to set examples of Biblical worldview in our curriculum, our teaching, and our lives in general, we Read More...

Concentration and Retention Development
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are some distractions that hinder concentration? Is concentration related to comprehension? Reading comprehension is important in life. Comprehending verbal Read More...

Curious Cultures
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In brief sessions, speakers introduce the cultures of the Kazakhs, Spanish, Americans, and Mursi. Pass it on:

Deliberate Devotions
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Do devotionals need to be deliberate? Can they be planned ahead instead of quickly stirred out of the mud at Read More...

Discipline that Liberates
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Discipline is ultimately a liberating exercise. Students need help liberating themselves from the lack of discipline and from frivolous activities. Read More...

Electronics: Friend or Enemy
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

It might depend whom you ask. Perhaps there are some ways to use it rightly; indeed, we use some sort Read More...

Enduring to the End
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

How we finish is more important than how we start. Pressing on in the face of difficulty is the mark Read More...

Enhancing Bible Class
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Bible Class: what is it for? Discover the vision that you should have in teaching Bible; learn about some practical Read More...

History Workshops Part 1
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are the reasons that we study history? What is history? Is it what happened or what we think happened? Read More...

History Workshops Part 2
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are the reasons that we study history? What is history? Is it what happened or what we think happened? Read More...

History Workshops Part 3
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are the reasons that we study history? What is history? Is it what happened or what we think happened? Read More...

I? You? Us?
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Team rules decree that the board, parents, and teachers are on the same team. Will they be able to perform Read More...

Literature Workshops Part 1
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Explore the reason for pursuing using a literature course in your school. What makes good literature? What can the Christian Read More...

Literature Workshops Part 2
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Explore the reason for pursuing using a literature course in your school. What makes good literature? What can the Christian Read More...

Literature Workshops Part 3
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Explore the reason for pursuing using a literature course in your school. What makes good literature? What can the Christian Read More...

Methods of Evaluation
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Explore and understand the diverse options you have for evaluating the progress of a student: grading, report cards, achievement tests, Read More...

Motivating the Lethargic
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Lethargic: stuck-in-the-mud indifference; apathy. Motivate: to prod to action; to cause to desire change. How do we move from one Read More...

Music Workshops Part 1
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are some reasons for teaching music in our schools? Come explore the ingredients for good music. What is the Read More...

Music Workshops Part 2
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are some reasons for teaching music in our schools? Come explore the ingredients for good music. What is the Read More...

Music Workshops Part 3
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are some reasons for teaching music in our schools? Come explore the ingredients for good music. What is the Read More...

New Teachers Pitfalls
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Explaining how the lack of familiarity with the teaching field often makes a beginning teacher susceptible to troublesome areas; four Read More...

New Teachers Preparation
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

The teacher needs to know what he is going to teach; how does the teacher know when he has enough; Read More...

New Teachers Presentation
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Pointers about presentation; how to get your “fish” to bite; how to use attractive bait for every “fish”; how to Read More...

New Teachers Resources
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Before too long, exuberant ideals morph into real needs: information, inspiration, ideas, wisdom, and support. Where are they when you Read More...

Novice Teacher Training Prelude
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Let’s get started! First, the instructors introduce themselves. Next, you will get oriented in this novice track through descriptions of Read More...

Passing the Baton
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Perhaps you did not realize there was a baton, but there is, figuratively, of course. Is keeping records for future Read More...

Procedures for Managing a Multi Grade Classroom
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Multi-grade situations call for a multi-tasking teacher. Find some tips on making a classroom flow smoothly by setting expectations for Read More...

Respect: Its Building Blocks
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In spite of current trends, respect is not out of date. All of us are called to treat one another Read More...

Respect: Its Rewarding Influences
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In spite of current trends, respect is not out of date. All of us are called to treat one another Read More...

Respect: Its Undermining Threats
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In spite of current trends, respect is not out of date. All of us are called to treat one another Read More...

School Boards with Foresight
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

We need people who understand history to help guide the school, but with God’s help we need to look forward, Read More...

School Boards with Hindsight
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

It has been said that you can see what happened better than what is going to happen; however, are we Read More...

School Culture: Accepting It
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In this series of talks, Howard draws on his experience to encourage teachers to embrace and build positive school culture. Read More...

School Culture: Shaping It
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In this series of talks, Howard draws on his experience to encourage teachers to embrace and build positive school culture. Read More...

School Culture: Understanding It
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In this series of talks, Howard draws on his experience to encourage teachers to embrace and build positive school culture. Read More...

School Culture: Using It
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

In this series of talks, Howard draws on his experience to encourage teachers to embrace and build positive school culture. Read More...

Shepherding Adolescents
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Adolescence: a time of change. How can we shepherd the adolescents in our care as we are cared for by Read More...

Soaring in March
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

If the March virus of lethargic attitude is pounding on your classroom windows, take courage! There are some ways in Read More...

Stories that Teach
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Let’s look at stories that teach lessons. There are stories out there that do seem to entertain, but not really Read More...

Succeeding in Art Class
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

How can you, and your students, succeed in art? Charity offers inspiration and practical ideas for avoiding the traps and Read More...

Taming the Bully
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

The bully is someone who needs tamed, but first the teacher needs be tamed by God Himself. Should we catch Read More...

Teaching Algebra
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Why do we teach algebra? Should we teach algebra? Well, then how should we teach it? How can we make Read More...

Teaching and Dating, Boarding, and Socializing
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

How does teaching combine with the rest of life? Pass it on:

Teaching Classroom Respect
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Who is to be respected in the classroom? Everyone, actually. How can my students be shown how to respect God, Read More...

Teaching Elementary Math
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What are you going to do when you step out in front of the elementary youngsters? What are some pitfalls? Read More...

Teaching Geography
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

The world as we know it is huge and there is much geography to be learned. What are the important Read More...

Teaching Phonics
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Come learn about the important parts of phonics. What is phonics and why do children need to learn them? Pass Read More...

Teaching Special Education
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

It is a challenge to reach those who have “special needs” and need to be shown patience and love perhaps Read More...

Teaching that Inspires
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

An inspired teacher often will cause the phenomenon of inspired students. Perhaps we could try to be more inspiring for Read More...

Teaching Time Management
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Is it imperative that students know how to manage their time? The teacher should set up some procedures and workflows Read More...

The Seven Laws of Teaching
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

A brief overview of this classic book about teachers and learners; to impart knowledge of these laws and their underlying Read More...

Grooming a Story
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

Why are some stories powerful, while others fall flat? Jim encourages us to tell stories with economy, empathy, universality, and Read More...

Don't Hoard It: Passing On the Gift
Publication Date: 2019-08-09

What is your goal as a teacher? Survival? Keeping your job? Teaching is much more than making it to the Read More...

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