If you’ve read many of my posts, you’ve probably heard me talk about God, the Bible, and prayer. That’s because my relationship with God is one of the most important aspects of my life – so much so that it impacts everything else.
Teachers are busy.
I spent the last 5 minutes trying to think of a clever way to say that teachers are busy, but I couldn’t think of anything, so let’s just say it straight out – We are really busy!
Do your students absolutely freak out when it comes time to write?
I know firsthand how intimidating writing can be. Despite how much I love writing now, I really hated it as a kid. I remember in 4th grade I had to write a Maryland State Notebook which consisted of at least 20 paragraph essays – or, as I thought of them, 20 torture sessions. My poor mom – apparently it was a rough few weeks.
Should parents help kids with their homework? It’s a very interesting question – one I thought I knew the answer to. But now I’m not so sure.
We teachers are arguably even more excited than the kids when we find out there’s a snow day. But despite the joy of an extra day off, we know we’re going to have our work cut out for us when we return because getting back on track after a snow day is no easy task.
It was a great day when I discovered 4 magic words that just seem to dissolve tension and eliminate at least half of the arguments in my classroom.
If you’ve ever taught writing, you know how long grading essays and research papers and stories can take. But does it really have to take an eternity to get through that stack of writing?
Do you ever feel like you have no idea what advice to give to parents? Or maybe you do have the experience but don’t feel comfortable telling them what they really need to hear.
I know there are teachers out there who insist that it’s important to have a good rapport with your students. They say that a good rapport can be the difference between a class that is out-of-control and one that respects and listens to you. Or that once you develop a good rapport with a student, you may be amazed how dedicated and loyal they become.
Today I want to share with you the top 10 posts from Teach 4 the Heart. You may have seen some of these before, but a lot of them have actually been around for awhile, so you might have missed them.