Development

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

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

Read with a Plan

Contributor: Melvin Lehman | Length : 2 | File type : Audio

You know that reading is a path of growth. But what kind of reading will benefit your teaching the most? Develop a plan, says Melvin, and read with intention. This clip is taken from Melvin... Read More