motivation

Motivated Students: Tips for Active Learning in the Individualized Classroom

Contributor: David Miller | Length : 5 | File type : Video

All teachers deal with the question of student motivation, but teachers in more individualized classroom arrangements face some unique challenges. If a student lacks internal motivation, what external... Read More

Preschool Preview

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

When four- and five-year-old children think about school, what do they imagine? Do the smatterings they hear from older siblings, cousins, and friends give them a fun picture or a bleak one? I was... Read More

Attitude Adjustment

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Bop! “I need an attitude adjustment,” Loren announced, as he hit himself on the head to give the adjustment. “I smell your attitude, and it’s stinky!” Rachel informed her older sister... Read More

Texts for Teachers: I Will Build My Church

Contributor: Steven Brubaker | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

What are the foundational texts that carry us into the classroom and the world? Steven reflects on the power of God's promises to His people.

Tools for Classroom Management

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Motivation My sixth-grade teacher pulled me into the hall for a conversation. “I know you can do better than this. These pages are sloppy and this is not your best work,” she said. The workb... Read More

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

Equipping for the Kingdom

Contributor: Gerald Miller | Length : 46 | File type : Audio

Elementary grades establish elementary academic concepts. What of the years beyond?How should our schools be equipping scholars with vision and skills for Kingdom work?

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

Accomodating Special Needs in the Classroom

Contributor: Deana Swanson | Length : 61 | File type : Audio

Almost every school has a few students who need extra help and tutoring, yet many of our schools do not have the staff or special resources available for these students. Rather than just let them slip... Read More