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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

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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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How to Start a Bible Trivia Competition in Just One Week

The kids are a bundle of nerves and excitement as they anticipate the final round of Bible Challenge that’s about to start in 5 minutes. Comments like “I’m so nervous, I think I’m gonna’ throw up” are way too common in these moments. The tumult fades to a small rumbling as the emcee steps to […]

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7 Books You Don’t Want to Miss (They’ve Changed My Life)

I love books. Always have. I’ve devoured so many of them and have learned so much. I’m guessing if you’re reading this right now that you feel the same way. But every now and then you come across a book that’s truly special. And it’s not necessarily because it’s super entertaining, popular, or even your […]

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The Best Way to Teach Students to Add Integers (Guaranteed!)

I don’t have to tell you how important it is that students master the skills of adding and subtracting integers. These skills are so fundamental to all of algebra, and if they struggle here, they will likely get more and more frustrated in the coming months and years. Fortunately, there’s a super-easy way to teach […]

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