relationships

Getting Along

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“These girls are just not getting along. I think at one point each one has felt left-out or bullied. I don’t know how to help them!” worried a new first-grade teacher. “Teacher, they wo... Read More

Behind the Mask

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

“Good morning…uh…uh…uh,” I said to the girl coming down the hall. Her mask was over her nose. Her hood covered her head so only her eyes peeked out. Who is the girl behind the mask? “U... Read More

Dealing with Dysfunctional Homes: What Teachers Can Do, What Boards Can Do

Contributor: Jonathan Erb | Length : 7 | File type : Video

Dysfunctional homes directly impact schools. While some situations cause only minor annoyances, others hinder the student's and the school's ability to function, and thus demand more significant inter... Read More

Communicating Well from the Beginning

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

Communication can make or break your school year. From the onset, you want to be intentional on communicating your expectations to your students and patrons as well as hearing their expectations, ... Read More

Be Respectful and Break It Down

Contributor: Darlene Diem | File type : Blog Post

There is an attribute that lubricates relationships and mechanics of home and classroom. It allows learning to flourish and exhausting power battles to diminish. The word itself sounds austere, ye... Read More

What We’d Like Our Teachers to Hear

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

On a quest to hear from young people and understand our Christian schools’ strengths and weaknesses, I recently conducted a survey of youth in Mennonite high schools, asking them what they would... Read More

What is Bullying? And Does it Happen Here?

Contributor: Shari Zook

A study in questions “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matth... Read More

Peace Defined

Contributor: Edsel Burdge | Length : 49 | File type : Audio

What are the theological and spiritual foundations for peace?

Peace Deployed

Contributor: Edsel Burdge | Length : 54 | File type : Audio

We all want peace in ourselves and in others around us. How can we nuture attitudes and practices for peace?

Peaceful Classrooms: What Are The Ingredients and Why Do They Matter?

Contributor: Sheldon Kauffman | Length : 57 | File type : Audio

Peace is something that we all desire around us. How can we spread peace around us in the everyday routines of our classrooms?