Don’t Hoard It: Passing On the Gift

Contributor: Aaron Derstine | Length : 8 | File type : Audio

What is your goal as a teacher? Survival? Keeping your job? Teaching is much more than making it to the end of the year, Aaron reminds us. We have the opportunity to invest the precious gifts we h... Read More

Candyland Land Game Door Décor

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Curricular

Decorate your classroom door with a Candy Land theme! Scroll down for a description of how Karen used this to motivate academic achievement. Karen incorporated the theme into classroom management... Read More

Bookworm Reading Tracker Theme

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Curricular

With this classroom theme, students write a bit about books they have read on a worm segment. Karen has each student tell the class about the book before adding their segment to the bookworm. A pat... Read More


“Teachers have a big impact and people remember their teachers years later.  I had lots of great teachers and they impacted and shaped who I am today.  Whenever I think of my favorite teacher,... Read More

The Well is Dry

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

This is the first time I can remember that I've felt like maybe I can't go on, maybe I won't make it, and I'm not sure I want to try! I don’t know what else to do with some of these students... Read More

Who Teaches Whom?

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Students make great teachers. Watching students often enables me to make connections between real life and specific Scriptures I am pondering.  Today was such a time.  In Sunday School we stu... Read More

Snapshots from My Classroom

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Capturing a specific moment in time, painting a picture with words, a descriptive word picture—these are some ideas of a snapshot.  I think of a snapshot as a photograph. I take a picture of a ... Read More

A Gift Received

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In church this morning, our deacon preached on the fallacy of basing our identity on things that can be taken away and stressed the need to place our identity in Christ alone.  Immediately, my mi... Read More

Why I Teach

Contributor: John Mark Kuhns | File type : Blog Post

In the middle of the school year, it can be good for us to step back and think about why we teach. Early in my teaching career, a friend asked me why I teach. I described the feeling of satisfa... Read More

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