perspective

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

Tired and Cynical

Contributor: Darlene Diem | File type : Blog Post

I love teaching. I find Jesus there. I watch rude students become gentle and stumbling readers become book lovers. We set goals and celebrate victories. I relish those split second incidents th... Read More

Christmas in the Hands of a Child

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

The wise men are flattened this morning, not by the glory but because a small person has pillowed their heads on Smarties. They look extremely relaxed. A sheep is creeping up on the manger, and... 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

Board: A Teacher Talks

Contributor: Jonathan Erb | Length : 43 | File type : Audio

Okay, board, listen up. A teacher is going to share with you some board-shaking ideas. We hope that this workshop will cause the apathetic tendency in your board heart to dash away like a surprised ra... Read More

Stories: Using Point of View Effectively

Contributor: Becky McGurrin | Length : 30 | File type : Audio

Have you been writing for years but still feel like your storytelling isn’t as engaging or compelling as it could be? Do you wish you were one of those authors whose readers are so drawn in that they... Read More

Stories: Authentically Portraying a Historical Era

Contributor: Romaine Stauffer | Length : 58 | File type : Audio

To establish an authentic historical era, a writer must know and use historical details. The reader cannot accurately picture historical scenes unless they are accurately portrayed. Learn how and wher... 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

The Line Presentation

Contributor: Jordan Lehman | File type : Teaching Material

This presentation accompanies Art-Lesson02-The Line-Lesson-Plan.pdf, and includes images with which students evaluate the use of lines. Download this document now or read it below. ... Read More

Drawing Lessons

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Teaching Material

In these lessons, students learn drawing by studying five ways of seeing: seeing line, seeing spaces, seeing proportions, seeing perspective, and seeing values. The author includes activities for stud... Read More