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Love for the Challenging Student

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | Length : 60 | File type : Audio

How do you love the child who constantly pushes the boundaries and does not mesh into your ideal for a smoothly-functioning classroom? The goal of this breakout is to inspire and renew our love for, c... Read More

My Vision for My Students

Contributor: Samuel Stoltzfus | File type : Article

Samuel shares a plethora ideas for emotionally and intellectually healthy activities for upper elementary students. Now that school is over for the year and summer lies ahead, my students have ... Read More

Classroom Fun Days

Contributor: LaFaye Weaver | File type : Curricular

Valentine Party —I took this time to invite the students’ moms to spend the afternoon with us, playing games and having a snack. The students enjoyed helping to decorate our classroom. I als... 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

Administrator’s Toolbox

Contributor: Lyle Musser | Length : 66 | File type : Audio

Administrators need some basic tools to be effective in their role. This presentation will help administrators identify the tools they need and provide samples for them to refine for their own toolbox... Read More

Success in the Individualized Classroom

Contributor: Janet Vance | Length : 69 | File type : Audio

How is a successful individualized classroom run? Learn from Janet Vance, a teacher for 40 plus years, as she shares the ways the Lord has helped her succeed in teaching.

Visualizing Writing: How Graphic Organizers and Prewriting Make a Hard Process Easier

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | Length : 7 | File type : Video

To teach children to write: a process as difficult as it is important. How can you empower your students to push past blank page syndrome? Prewriting is important, says Hannah, and it is made easier w... Read More

Fruitful Dreaming: Ideas for Devotions (Part II)

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

The last post gave big-picture ideas of themes and approaches for your class devotions. This post shares specific, daily plans and suggestions for materials. Monday: Grades 1-6 have chapel to... Read More

Cross-cultural Classroom Management Handout

This document outlines ideas and reminders for managing a cross-cultural classroom, and accompanies Amy Zimmerman's Teachers' Week workshop on that topic. Download this document or read it below. ... Read More