motivation

Spot Checks, Hooks, and Sweet Rewards: Ideas for Elementary Math

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Recently as I recounted several math ideas I find beneficial in the classroom, I thought perhaps sharing them could inspire another teacher.  After all, don’t we regularly beg, borrow, and steal id... Read More

Start with Why (Kyle Stoltzfus)

Contributor: Kyle Stoltzfus | Length : 41 | File type : Audio

Newsletters, websites, and brochures. Oh my. The digital revolution has made a numbing number of channels available for communication. This presentation dives beneath the channels to explore the struc... Read More

Avoiding Overload and Burnout (Arthur Nisly)

Contributor: Arthur Nisly | Length : 43 | File type : Audio

After describing what overload and burnout looks like, this presentation discusses and looks at solutions to common external and internal causes, wrestling with what it means to have appropriate balan... Read More

Serving Within Your Strengths (Merle Herr)

Contributor: Merle Herr | Length : 51 | File type : Audio

Have you ever wondered why you are better at some tasks than others? Part of the answer to this question lies in understanding your strengths and weaknesses in work skills. This session teaches how to... Read More

Classroom Management in Cross Cultural Classroom (Amy Zimmerman)

Contributor: Amy Zimmerman | Length : 55 | File type : Audio

Classroom management takes discernment in any classroom, but when the children do not come from the same culture as you, this becomes even more difficult. This presentation looks at a variety of metho... Read More

Obstacles to Learning – Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Willful (Conrad Sollenberger)

Conrad Sollenberger

“What is with this child!?” The objective of this presentation is to discuss various things about human makeup that disrupt learning for a child, learn to identify them, and consider ways to handle ... 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

Furnish Them with a Gospel Perspective (John D. Martin)

Contributor: John D Martin | Length : 52 | File type : Audio

A call to live and to preach the church as the Kingdom of God today.

Reading Café

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

My first-graders enjoyed hosting a Reading Café where, instead of serving food, we served stories!  This was a fun culmination to our reading classes.  Each first-grader was to choose three sto... Read More

Ten Reasons Students Don’t Like School and What You Can Do About It, Part 2 (Jeremy Sauder)

Contributor: Jeremy Sauder | Length : 46 | File type : Audio

Does this sound familiar? First-graders come eager and ready to learn. Middle schoolers refer to school as prison. Seniors are glad they survived. The teacher has power to make or break this pattern, ... Read More