Little Video Teaching Assistants

Contributor: Trennis Hostetler | Length : 17 | File type : Video

If you feel lonely in front of your camera, Trennis has an idea: Hire some small assistants. Trennis writes: At first I started really simple by using them as a little intro to my videos to break up ... Read More

Journal Writing 101

Contributor: Deana Swanson | File type : Teaching Material

In this short ebook, Deana offers suggestions for having students write a few sentences daily, painlessly (hopefully). Students develop creative writing in concert with creative illustration and craft... Read More

Short, Fun, and Often: Using Journals to Spark Creative Composition

Contributor: Janita Guevara | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Are your students tired of writing class? Are you? Janita's students found composition class tough and uninspiring until she introduced them to journaling. Janita describes the range of projects that ... Read More

Take a Shot: A Fun Review Game at the Board

Contributor: Rebecca Beiler | Length : 2 | File type : Video

Rebecca uses a simple game of skill to reward students. In this video, she demonstrates the game and describes the rules that keep it manageable and engaging. Adapt it for spelling class, math practic... Read More

2-D and 3-D Congruence

Contributor: John Goering | File type : Teaching Material

We were designed to perceive a 3-D world and cannot always trust our perception regarding the congruence of 2-D objects. Geometry students might not believe you if you tell them that parallelogram A i... Read More

February Fun or March Madness

Contributor: Karen Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Some of you may have just finished a fun month. Others may just be ready to dive in. A little spice goes a long way. I like activities that are motivational and don’t disrupt our entire routine... Read More

Stories, Songs, and Show What You Know: Elementary Math Review Techniques

Contributor: Sherri King | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Sherri King demonstrates review techniques as she reviews multiplication tables and temperature scales with her third grade class. As you watch, consider the procedures she has established to allow ... Read More

Humor in the Classroom

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Two weeks before the end of school I did something I no intention of doing. In fact, it was a 180-degree turn from what I set out to do. It was a highly anticipated Saturday morning and my to-do l... Read More

Enjoying School, Delighting in God: Classroom Culture

Contributor: Joseph Shantz | Length : 6 | File type : Video

What kind of classroom culture do you want? Joey Shantz wants his 7th graders to enjoy, rather than dread, learning. The classroom, he says, can be a fun, motivating place where students began to ... Read More

Taking off! Going up! On your Own!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Teaching Material

Taking Off! Going Up! On Your Own! is a lesson Arlene Birt developed for kindergarten and 1st grade combination class. The document contains instructions for using a rocket theme to help students t... Read More