Classroom Dynamics for the 21st Century (Melvin Lehman)

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

Mr. Lehman talks about some of the changes that post-modernism has brought to classroom management. Some of the differences he mentions are the erosion of the chain of command, straying from text-bas... 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

Caring about Apathy

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

Over on the forums, Jane Bauman asks a question that surely vexes us all: “What are ways to help older (fully capable) students want to reach their full potential instead of trying to get by wit... Read More

Cultivating a Healthy School Culture

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 30 | File type : Audio

A school's culture accounts for much of the shaping power of education. Anthony Hurst discusses the board's attitude and responsibilities for the school's culture.


Twisted Fairness

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Who of us hasn’t dealt with the “it’s not fair” syndrome?  I mean personally, not just hearing from students.I was thinking of this recently when I got bit by the bug – again.  It ... Read More

It was a Hard Day

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Tuesday was a very difficult day.  I was exhausted by the end of the day and felt as if I hadn’t done anything right.How do I handle a very trying day?  How do I respond so that I can go t... Read More