Development

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

Preschool Preview

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

When four- and five-year-old children think about school, what do they imagine? Do the smatterings they hear from older siblings, cousins, and friends give them a fun picture or a bleak one? I was... Read More

Muscles Have Memory

Contributor: Anita Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Alex Honnold is the first person to free-solo climb El Capitan, a 3,000-foot vertical cliff in Yosemite. National Geographic describes his practice routine: “He is obsessive about his trainin... Read More

Developing Your Leadership To-Be List

Contributor: Merle Burkholder | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

We often think about all the things a leader needs to do. We focus on efficiency and function. In this session we will look at what a leader ought to be. We will reflect on how, out of a character ba... Read More

A Businessman’s Perspective on Fundraising

Contributor: Kevin Bauman | Length : 46 | File type : Audio

Businessmen receive many calls for funding charitable organizations. This session will focus on what approaches can be effective and which ones have a very low success rate. 

An Antidote For the iGeneration

Contributor: Anita Yoder | File type : Blog Post

We know the iGeneration refers to those who grew up with the knowledge of technology. Does it also suggest people whose lives center around me, me, me, what I want, and when I want it? Sometime... Read More

Cultivating Healthy Class Discussions

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

Stimulating, productive discussions are among the most rewarding classroom experiences for both teachers and students. But making them happen can be challenging. I’m not sure which is worse: the... Read More

Personal Leadership (Merle Burkholder)

Contributor: Merle Burkholder | Length : 54 | File type : Audio

What are the stages in the development of a leader? This workshop will outline 5 stages that many leaders experience in their lifetime of leadership. The challenges and pitfalls of each stage will be ... Read More

Consistency

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Being consistent makes me tired!  And I am tired of trying to be consistent!  I know consistency is important, but it would be easier to just let some things go.  I also know I will be glad lat... Read More

Questions for Handbook of Creative Teaching

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Document

This is a set of questions based on Rod & Staff's Handbook for Creative Teaching intended to help the aspiring student-teacher engage with the content of the book. Download this document or rea... Read More