patience

Hope Emerging

Contributor: Faith Michelle Beiler | File type : Blog Post

One day, a squirmy thing full of legs and brown stripes was carried into my classroom. It was a caterpillar, but an unusual one. Shades of brown and tan patterned its body, giving it a snake-like ... Read More

Love for the Challenging Student

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | Length : 60 | File type : Audio

How do you love the child who constantly pushes the boundaries and does not mesh into your ideal for a smoothly-functioning classroom? The goal of this breakout is to inspire and renew our love for, c... Read More

Place Yourself in the Feet of a Child

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

Years after my childhood, I returned to the school I once attended. The rooms of the building were empty and cool, the tiled hallways vacant. A musty smell lingered in closets and in corners of cl... Read More

Enduring to the End

Contributor: Verlin Miller | Length : 36 | File type : Audio

How we finish is more important than how we start. Pressing on in the face of difficulty is the mark of a strong teacher. What are some ways we can stay sane and whole when it feels like insanity woul... Read More

The Shepherd of Bethlehem, King of Israel Book and Study Guide

Contributor: Edward Lake | File type : Book

In this 1875 novel by Charlotte Tucker, a minister moves to a new town, but breaks his leg and must be laid up for weeks while it heals. While there, the minister has a tremendous impact on various pe... Read More

What Do I See?

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“It seems like no one cares about me!  No one wants to play with me.”  This was the perception Brenda shared.  I assured her that we do care about her, and tried to gently help her to see t... 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