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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 3 of A Beka’s World Literature

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

These are teacher's notes for "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," "The Red-Headed League," "The Inspiration of Mr. Budd," "The Skater of Ghost Lake," "An Uncomfortable Bed," "The Erl-King," "The Liste... Read More

Notes for Unit 4 of A Beka’s World Literature

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

These are teacher's notes for "Platero and I," "The Oak," "A Lonely Pine Is Standing," and "It Sifts from Leaden Sieves" in A Beka's 10th grade World Literature. Download this document now or read ... Read More

Notes for Unit 5 of A Beka’s World Literature

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Teaching Material

These are teacher's notes for "After St. Augustine," "Of the Imitation of Christ," and "The Practice of the Presence of God," "Three Words of Strength," "Excelsior," "The Great Stone Face," "Quality,"... Read More
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