Category Archives for Academics (Teaching)

How to Make Homework Valuable & Hold Students Accountable

how teachers can manage homework, make homework valuable, and hold students accountable for homework

Click here for more information about the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast I stared in amazement and more than a bit of frustration at the crumpled, ripped half sheet of computer paper with 10 random answer scrawled on it. This was “Greg’s” homework. Or rather, it was supposed to be. At least Greg had turned something in, […]

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Simple Solutions to Track Missing Work: End the Missing Work Confusion

Tracking & collecting missing work may just be the bane of many teachers’ existence. It can be so hard to keep everything straight & incredibly frustrating trying to hound students to get it turned in. Aside from simply throwing zero’s in the gradebook and moving on, there’s no simple solution. But I do have some tried-and-true […]

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9 Truths You Need to Know to Create Powerful Discipleship in Your Christian School

What is Christian education? Or rather, what makes it different? Is it about smaller class sizes, better behaved kids, more supportive parents? Does the difference simply lie in the fact that there’s a Bible class and that we open the day with prayer? Or is there more to it than that? While there are many […]

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7 Reasons Your Middle Schoolers Stink at Writing (and what to do about it)

How to teach writing to middle schoolers – it sure can be a challenge, can’t it? Maybe your students aren’t doing so hot – they’re intimidated, their writing style is subpar, or their papers are riddled with spelling and grammar errors. It’s normal to struggle with writing, but it’s an essential skill in our world, […]

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A Miracle-Working Idea to Tame Your Out-of-Control Class

whole brain teaching

Click here to find out more about the Teach 4 the Heart podcast.   Sometimes there’s a class that’s just – how can we say this nicely? – challenging. You’ve tried everything you can think of, and they still don’t want to learn. Enter whole brain teaching. This method, invented by Chris Biffle, is new […]

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