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Is Christian Education Really Important?

Christian education is my passion, so it sometimes amazes me when I hear other Christians dismiss the whole concept or speak flippantly about it. Christian schools are deemed by some to be inferior or unnecessary. They’re too expensive, too strict, too intrusive, or too much of a bubble. While no school is perfect, Christian education…

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5 Simple Documents to Help Your Year Start Smoothly

The first week of school sets the tone for the entire year, and the more prepared you are, the better. You will not regret spending time during the summer to have all your ducks in a row. One aspect of preparation involves handouts and other class documents. Here are five documents I use to help…

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Yes, You Can Challenge Your Brightest Students

Bright students need to be challenged

Who were the brightest, most capable students you’ve ever taught? Can you picture them? Now think about what they did in your class. Were they sufficiently challenged, or did they spend most of their time waiting for the rest of the class to understand concepts they grasped almost immediately? While we teachers tend to focus…

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How to be a Professional Teacher Without Being Distant

How to be a professional teacher without being distant

The road to becoming an effective teacher is not a smooth one. It has many potholes into which we can fall and roadblocks that we must overcome. Few things will trip up a teacher more quickly than trying to be their students’ friend. The teacher may have good motives, desiring to be someone that their…

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How I Stopped Doubting My Salvation

praying for salvation

When I was a teen I struggled with doubts over my salvation. Actually, struggled would be an understatement. For over a year I was plagued by this question, wrestled with it daily, and could find no peace. I had prayed and asked Christ to save me in sixth grade, but in high school I was still…

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The Secret to Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control: These traits are essential to the Christian life, and we need an extra dose of them in our parenting and teaching. But how did these qualities become a Christian to-do list? Most of us spend lots of time and effort working on our self-control, endeavoring…

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