nurture

Cultivating Healthy Class Discussions

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

Stimulating, productive discussions are among the most rewarding classroom experiences for both teachers and students. But making them happen can be challenging. I’m not sure which is worse: the... 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

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

Grace for the EGR People

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Education has many acronyms such as ELL, ADHD, ESSA, and CCSS (English Language Learner, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Every Student Succeeds Act, Common Core State Standards). Here is a... Read More

Teaching is a Whole-Life Experience

Contributor: Jeremy Sauder | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

Teachers should teach with heart, bringing their experiences and thoughts into the classroom. This impacts students' lives and helps prevent personal burnout.This clip is taken from Jerem... Read More

Cultivating Character in Children (Steven Brubaker)

Contributor: Steven Brubaker | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

As teachers, our work is to create an environment in in our classroom where growth happens. Mr. Brubaker talks about some conditions that hinder and some conditions that nurture growth in character i... Read More

Bored? Visit 1st Grade!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Recently, one of my students asked how many days are left in first grade.  I replied that we weren’t going to think about that yet.  She told me she just wondered how long until we will be sad... Read More

Caring about Apathy

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

Over on the forums, Jane Bauman asks a question that surely vexes us all: “What are ways to help older (fully capable) students want to reach their full potential instead of trying to get by wit... Read More

Staying in Touch: One-on-Ones and Caring for Your Students

Contributor: Dave Yoder | Length : 6 | File type : Video

How can you stay in touch with your students? Besides taking time out of your busy day to listen to their stories, Dave suggests regular one-on-one meetings with each student. In this interview, D... Read More

Mentoring Young Men

Contributor: Larry Weaver | Length : 51 | File type : Audio

A mentor is one who has a vision for the calling of another person, and the gifts God has given that person to fulfill the calling.