Month: June 2014

The Latest Brain Research and What it Means for Education

Brain research is invaluable.  It gives parents and educators an insight of not only how we learn, but an even greater insight into how the children, whom we are serving, learn.  It is imperative that educators stay informed on the latest findings so they…

Confessions of a Classroom Teacher

What could have been, if I had only reacted differently? What could have been if I had shown more patience? How can I respond better to that student? How can I communicate better with that family? Questions. Questions can keep you up at night….

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

What an opportunity…

Be an Example of Happiness to Your Students

Did you ever have that teacher who looked like they would rather amputate their left leg than be in the classroom that day? That doesn’t exactly make for an exciting day of learning. Here is the big question…shouldn’t we, as Lutheran educators, be the…

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

If you’ve never seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk on how schools kill creativity watch it NOW at… http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

The Power of Positivity in the Classroom

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” School-wide climate and culture is a major topic in the world of education.  We see district and state wide attempts to change that climate and culture within schools.  With anything though, change begins at the bottom-up.  Change…

Don’t Ever Give Me One Grade Level: The Case for the Multi-Grade Classroom

“Education is understanding relationships.” Who of you had a teacher that made all the difference in the world for you?  Most successful people had a teacher in their life that made an impact on them.  Why did that teacher make an impact?  Why were…

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