motivation

Strategies for Motivation

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | File type : Blog Post

The topic of motivation excites me a good deal more than procedures, rules, and other necessary-but-dry aspects of running a classroom. Here are three motivational strategies for any classroom: ... Read More

Intentional Service Brings Fulfillment to Teaching

Contributor: Carol Burkholder | Length : 4 | File type : Audio

We maintain long-term enthusiasm in our classroom by seeing teaching as a ministry, not just a job. When we choose to focus on serving our students rather than on what we can get out of teaching, our... Read More

Ending Well

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the last month of school, I find myself and my students coasting in for a finish. To help us all continue to do our best, rather than doing the minimum required, I give them a challenge. Last yea... Read More

How Can I Get My Students to Sing? Positive School Culture, Engaging Music Practices

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 10 | File type : Video

What do you do if your students won't sing? If they don't sing well? Anthony describes three principles to keep music practice enjoyable and effective:Invest in a positive school culture. Be ... 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

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

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