Small Problems, Small Solutions: Dealing with Issues before They Overwhelm You

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 6 | File type : Video

If a student breaks an important rule, your classroom culture is disrupted. But which rules are important? Which violations can you tolerate? While not all problems are equally serious, all your rules... 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

What Do I See?

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“It seems like no one cares about me!  No one wants to play with me.”  This was the perception Brenda shared.  I assured her that we do care about her, and tried to gently help her to see t... Read More

Short Term Mission Trips (Elijah Yoder)

Contributor: Elijah Yoder | Length : 43 | File type : Audio

Whether your mission trip is a work project, hands-on evangelism, or for cultural exposure, your experience can be enhanced by several simple actions. Develop the personal disciplines of reading, pray... Read More

Classroom Dynamics for the 21st Century (Melvin Lehman)

Contributor: Melvin Lehman | Length : 39 | File type : Audio

Mr. Lehman discusses how post-modernism has changed classroom management. Some of the differences he mentions are the erosion of the chain of command, straying from text-based learning, and promoting... Read More

Getting Children on Board

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

“Come, children. Let’s get those four loads of laundry folded and put away,” said Mother.“Sure, Mom, I’m glad to help. Can I fold the biggest basket?” said no child ever.There ... Read More

The Teacher Is the School

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Are you aware of your influence?Methods, materials, and facilities: while these are important, Jonas underlines the influence of the teacher. In a talk to school leaders, he urges us to remember... Read More

Cultivating The Affections (Jonas Sauder)

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

Every student brings an attitude along to school. How can teachers help students discipline their attitudes?

Building and Maintaining Relationships (Marcus Kauffman)

Contributor: Marcus Kauffman | Length : 37 | File type : Audio

Teacher's lives are filled with relationships--parents, board members, students, and other staff. Mr. Kauffman explains how these relationships take a recognition of each other, respect for each othe... Read More

Create a Culture of Service Rather Than Happiness

Contributor: Gerald Miller | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Are your children happy?We have learned to pursue self-satisfaction as a primary goal. But happiness, says Gerald, is a by-product of a life of serving. Encouraging happiness as the endpoint f... Read More