The Good Things of This Time: Guiding Lower-Elementary Learning at Home

Contributor: Anna Zehr | Length : 21 | File type : Video

How do teachers maintain human contact with their students during the shutdown? How can relationships grow during enforced separation? What are some tips for using Zoom effectively? How can students... Read More

The Giant Killer, or The Battle Which All Must Fight with Study Guide

Contributor: Edward Lake | File type : Book

This 1868 novel by Charlotte Maria Tucker (ALOE) begins the Robyn family series. In this book, the Roby children struggle with sins that mirror the struggles of a knight named Fides in an allegorical ... Read More

A Template for Teaching: Using EATS as a Path to Successful Lessons

Contributor: Wilmer Gehman | Length : 19 | File type : Video

What makes a lesson effective? What can you do to make sure your students actually learn? A good lesson includes four essential strategies, says Wilmer. Follow him as he walks through EATS, a template... Read More

I Was Six Years Old

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

I was six years old, with pigtail braids down my back, when I began my first day of school. Our school was tiny: one teacher, one room in the basement of a little country church house... Read More

What Summer Can Do

Contributor: Leon Troyer | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Summer: Time to be outside, focusing on something other than the next day's classes. But fall, and the first days of school, will be here soon. Leon shares how he made lesson planning less overwhe... Read More

David the Shepherd Boy (Lessons from the Life of David) – Linford Horst

Contributor: Linford Horst | Length : 39 | File type : Audio

This is the first of four messages given by Linford on the life of David. His text is Psalm 17:15: "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with they li... Read More

Manual of Elementary Instruction Containing Object Lessons

Contributor: E A Sheldon | File type : Book

The authors of this 1862 teacher's manual find their inspiration in Pestalozzi, and set forth "a definite course of elementary instruction" using observation to teach color, form, objects, number, si... Read More

Primary Object Lessons for a Graduated Course of Development

Contributor: N A Calkins | File type : Book

Based on the rule "Present to children things before words, ideas before names. Train them to observe, to do, and to tell," this 1861 teacher's manual guides presents lessons in observation. Objects s... Read More