teaching points

What is True?

Contributor: Joseph Shantz | File type : Blog Post

Social media and news outlets seem intent on convincing us that COVID-19 is either a) an overblown, politically saturated, economy ruining bad joke or b) an unprecedented, deadly health threat tha... Read More

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Contributor: Austin Shenk | File type : Blog Post

Life change comes through establishing and working proper routines. As a 20-year-old, I walked into work one day with my drowsiness very apparent.  My co worker knew that I was going to be teaching ... 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

Twisted Fairness

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

Who of us hasn’t dealt with the “it’s not fair” syndrome?  I mean personally, not just hearing from students. I was thinking of this recently when I got bit by the bug – again.  It ... Read More

“Thank You, Ma’am”

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Blog Post

Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones is the unforgettable character from  Langston Hughes’s short story “Thank You, Ma’am.”  She is unforgettable to the fourteen-year-old boy who tries to ... Read More

Location, Location, Location

Contributor: Kyle Lehman | File type : Blog Post

  While the summer can potentially put a stick in your spokes, you love teaching, and search again for something to give this year an exciting face-lift. Looking for inspiration, you blow ... Read More

Building a Framework for Making Sense of History

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

In my experience, each group of history students has at least one Mr. Why-Didn’t-They-Just question. “Why didn’t they just agree to quit fighting?” “Why didn’t they just invent flame... Read More

Notes for Unit 14 of A Beka’s World Literature

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

These are teacher's notes for "Divine Comedy" and "Faith" in A Beka's 10th grade World Literature. Download this document now or read it below. ... Read More

Notes for Unit 15 of A Beka’s World Literature

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

These are teacher's notes for "Freedom of a Christian" and "The Martyrdom of John Huss" in A Beka's 10th grade World Literature. Download this document now or read it below. ... Read More

Notes for Unit 16 of A Beka’s World Literature

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

These are teacher's notes for "Don Quixote-Ch. 1," "Don Quixote-Ch. 2-3," "Discourse on Method," "Paradise Lost," "Pilgrim's Progress," "Mathematical Principles of Natural Science," "The Stolen Ribbon... Read More