The transformative teacher builds up all students in an honest way, recognizing the God-given worth and value of each one.
Fostering Christ-like behaviors in our students.
As the school year begins, this is a good time to examine our classroom management practices and the expectations we convey to our students. Through the school practices we develop, are we cultivating “good” kids or kids who know they are sinners in need of a Savior? Do we inadvertently equate compliance with godly character? […]
“The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline: it is the lack of procedures and routines.” –Harry Wong, author of The First Days of School In his teaching on classroom management, education guru Harry Wong emphasizes the importance of teacher preparation as the best means for preventing problems before they arise. Students entering […]
Boys and girls are different. They play differently, relate differently, even develop differently. While little girls are practicing their newly found language skills, chattering away to whomever will listen, little boys are busy climbing on things and racing cars—delighting when there is a big crash with a lot of noise. Anyone who has ever worked […]
Classroom management is a challenge that all teachers must face. Things that were going well in September-November may begin to fall apart in December or January. What happens then: Do you need to try something new? Do you need to be more consistent with the plan you are using? If these are questions you are […]
The way you set up your classroom tells a lot about you as a teacher. The placement of desks and tables and types of instructional displays (or lack thereof) can set the stage for how you plan on interacting with the students. As you move into your classroom, keep the following questions in mind: Does […]