This is a guest post by Catherine Ross, a full-time stay-at-home-mom who believes learning should be enjoyable for young minds. A former elementary school teacher, Catherine loves coming up with creative ways through which kids can easily grasp the seemingly difficult concepts of learning different subjects. She believes that a ‘fun factor’ can go a long way in enhancing kids’ understanding.
Should we be teaching kids what to think or teaching them how to think?
I’ve come across lots of articles and quotes recently that seem to imply that we should be teaching kids how to think but not what to think. Quotes like this one… Read More →
In a society so concerned with building self-esteem, we often get it completely backwards.
You don’t build self-esteem by praise and flattery. This actually breeds entitlement and selfishness. Instead, self-esteem is built by teaching responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. [Tweet this.] Read More →
Homework – the kids probably think we teachers take some sadistic pleasure in giving homework, but the reality is that homework is a huge pain. It’s lots of extra work to track and grade. And it’s especially frustrating when students just aren’t doing it – or just throwing down any answer without trying. Read More →
Hmmmm….good question. If you ask some people, the answer is an emphatic yes. But if you look at some very successful teachers, you might think the answer is not necessarily.
When you sit down at the end of the day, how do you mark whether or not the day was successful? What makes you feel like you had a good day?
If you’re a Christian teacher, it shouldn’t matter where you teach. Our goal should be the same – to show Christ to our students.
“Don’t you dare judge me!”
In our society today, and in Christianity at large, we seem to be obsessed with not judging others. At least, we’re pretty obsessed with not wanting anyone to judge us. I’m not so sure we’re really that good at returning the favor.
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