attitude

Myth Busting for the New Elementary Teacher

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns

The first day of school approaches. Sharpened pencils, neatly stacked book, organized files, and alphabetically arranged encyclopedias grace your classroom. Everything is clean, shiny, and waiting... Read More

Does Curriculum Matter? Is the Ladder Leaning Against the Right Wall?

Contributor: Jonathan Erb | Length : 30 | File type : Video

In school and at home, children encounter so many influences. Which ones are important? Jonathan urges us to take seriously the influences we place on our children. Each teacher in our school is curri... Read More

Attitude Adjustment

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Bop! “I need an attitude adjustment,” Loren announced, as he hit himself on the head to give the adjustment. “I smell your attitude, and it’s stinky!” Rachel informed her older sister... Read More

Be Respectful and Break It Down

Contributor: Darlene Diem | File type : Blog Post

There is an attribute that lubricates relationships and mechanics of home and classroom. It allows learning to flourish and exhausting power battles to diminish. The word itself sounds austere, ye... Read More

Positive Habits of School Leaders’ Wives

Contributor: Carolyn Schrock | Length : 26 | File type : Audio

It is said that "Behind every good man is a good woman." How can wives support their serving husbands and the cause for which their husbands work?

Climbing inside His Skin

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Blog Post

“Who is my neighbor?” When the lawyer tempting Him asked this question, Jesus responded with the story of the Good Samaritan. A man was robbed, beaten, and left for dead. A priest and a Levit... Read More

How Do I Make Them Feel?

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“Forty-one students?  How do you expect me to teach 41?”  complained the first-grade teacher in her students’ hearing. How did this make them feel?  Some children felt unwanted, and ma... Read More

Habits of an Effective Teacher

Contributor: Melvin Lehman | Length : 63 | File type : Audio

Teaching is personally exhausting. It is difficult to maintain passion and effectiveness over the long haul. Why? This presentation focuses on the daily practices that lie behind a teacher’s long-ter... Read More

Re-Igniting the Passion to Teach

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 56 | File type : Audio

How can we begin the year with the passion, vision, and energy needed to do well when the draining aspects of school life are staring us in the face? As we fix our eyes on Jesus and learn to navigate ... Read More

Jonny and the Pencil: An Object Lesson on Letting Jesus Help

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

The most memorable object lesson I heard as a child was told to me by an old preacher with a gray beard. I don’t remember the preacher’s name, but I remember his story. It went something like ... Read More