Category Archives for Thinking Biblically

Is Our Focus on Bullying Producing More Victims?

Does our focus on bullying produce more victims

Before I get too far, let me make one thing crystal clear. Bullying is wrong. There are no if‘s, and‘s, or but‘s about it. Kids should not harass, hurt, or make fun of other kids. It’s simply not right. And since it’s not right, we as teachers definitely should be on the lookout for bullying. […]

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Should Christians Care About Politics?

Should Christians care about politics?

What do you think? Should Christians worry about politics? Should they vote? Should they call their elected officials over key issues? What about helping candidates campaign? Or even running themselves? I’ve heard the argument that Christians need to focus on evangelizing the lost instead of politics, but I have to say, I’m not buying that. […]

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Why Teachers (& Parents) Should NOT Always Be Fair

Why parents & teachers should not always be fair

If we’ve heard “but that’s not fair!” once, we’ve heard it a thousand times. But let’s stop a second and really think about this complaint. Is it legitimate? We all know that life’s not fair, but should it be? Should we be? I really find this concept of fairness fascinating. Mainly because everyone (our students, […]

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The Secret to Making it Through the Day With Strength, Purpose, & Wisdom

The secret to making it through the day with strength, wisdom, & purpose

Teaching can be tough. So can being a mother. Frankly, anything worth doing is going to bring plenty of challenges. It’s just how it is. But if you’re a Christian, you have a Friend who is there to help you through those challenges. And when I say help that is a gross understatement. Our Friend […]

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How to Be a Miserable, Frustrated, Disillusioned Teacher: A Review of Awakened by Angela Watson

How to be a miserable, frustrated, disillusioned teacher

If you want to be a miserable, frustrated, or disillusioned as a teacher, there’s one book that you definitely don’t want to read  – and that’s Angela Watson’s book Awakened. The book is subtitled Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching, and the truths this book discusses are absolutely transformational. Our Thoughts Determine Our Feelings […]

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How to Stop Hating Lunchroom Duty (or any Annoying Task)

How to Stop Dreading Lunch Duty (or any Annoying Task)

Ugh, I hate grading papers. Mrs. Rogers, do we really have to do this worksheet? Sometimes our complaints as teachers and our students’ complaints aren’t really all that different, are they? It’s easy for both of us to get frustrated when a task just seems mundane, tedious, and possibly even unimportant. What tasks most frustrates […]

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What to Do When Your Kid’s Crying Over a B

what to do when your student's crying over a B

Oh the B….For some students this is the best, most exciting grade in the world. For others, it’s a devastating disaster that leaves them in tears. Any teacher who’s been teaching for long has seen one of their motivated straight A students crying over a B. And if you happen to parent one of these […]

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