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Dear Second-Year Teacher

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

Dear Second-Year Teacher, Welcome back for another year in the classroom! It’s good to see that you stuck around, that you were brave enough to try it again. It would be a shame to let all th... Read More

To the Experienced Teacher

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

  One of my first-grade art projects involved sprinkling dry tempera paint on wet paper. The children enjoyed the project, but the result was a horrible mess, a frustrated teacher, and lik... Read More

Writing Process Quiz

Contributor: Lucy Miller | File type : Teaching Material

This quiz tests students' knowledge of parts of speech, clauses, and objects. Answer key on page 2. Download this worksheet now or read it below. ... Read More

It Can Be Done: Preparing for a School Leadership Transition

Contributor: Clayton Shenk | Length : 10 | File type : Video

Download the video or download audio only Years before he stepped down from leading Tidings of Peace Christian School, Clayton worked with the school board to initiated a transition plan. In this c... Read More

Faithfulness Toolbox

Contributor: Austin Shenk | File type : Blog Post

As a 20-year-old, I mistakenly believed that faithfulness meant saying, “Yes!” to every request I received.  Not only was that unsustainable, it was also very unfaithful because of the amount... Read More

Organizational Systems for Teachers

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Blog Post

Teaching is a stressful job. Teachers must prepare classes, grade student work, plan special activities, and deal with relationship issues. You have so much to do and so much to remember that you in... Read More

A Template for Teaching: Using EATS as a Path to Successful Lessons

Contributor: Wilmer Gehman | Length : 19 | File type : Video

What makes a lesson effective? What can you do to make sure your students actually learn? A good lesson includes four essential strategies, says Wilmer. Follow him as he walks through EATS, a template... Read More

Early Summer Work

Contributor: John Mark Kuhns | File type : Blog Post

In my last post, I promised a series on lean manufacturing and its application to teaching. Mea culpa. While I have learned and applied much more from lean manufacturing than what I wrote in that po... Read More

Building Sustainable Ministry Infrastructure (Richie Lauer)

Contributor: Richie Lauer | Length : 42 | File type : Audio

Needs to be met and people with a heart to work. Are those the only ingredients required to build an effective ministry? Not if you want an organization that can outlive and outperform its founders. M... Read More

Are You Planning to Wing It?

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

You rush off ten minutes after dismissal on Friday and drive across three states, beginning a weekend of much activity and little sleep. When you get out of bed on Monday morning, it’s an hour b... Read More