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Do you love teaching but hate all the struggles that come with it?
Could you use some encouragement, new ideas, and a fresh perspective?
Join us as we take heart, renew our minds, and discover how to truly thrive in this adventure we call teaching.
Complete the club at your own pace - or join our summer session starting June 17.
In Take Heart & Teach, you'll learn how to....
God wants you to live abundantly and enjoy your work. Teaching is a job, but it is also a calling. Kardamis writes in very practical terms on how to excel in your efforts at being an excellent teacher. Great advice and practical Christian perspective. I would recommend this book to any Christian teacher whether you teach in private or public school. It was very readable and helpful.
This book is a life-changer for any teacher who wants to serve God in the classroom. The book is meant to parallel the online book club with the same title. Answering the online questions, and taking one's time with each chapter truly enhances the book's powerful message. I hope to go through the book and course once again soon.
I’m a thirty-plus-years veteran of the classroom, but I found this book full of great ideas, spiritual challenges, and encouragement. Teachers and administrators of all experience levels would benefit from reading it. The chapters are short but carry a hefty punch! I appreciated the opportunity to journal or to meditate on the main point of each section. The addition of resources and links to other materials at the end of many sections was very helpful. The book is truly a teachers convention in itself!
I am enjoying this book 📖!!! Each part is well organized, easy to understand, so encouraging, and redirecting the focus to God.
Take Heart and Teach truly restored my joy for teaching and I've been at this for 30 plus years! I strongly urge ALL teachers to take time to read this book. The format is a quick read with short chapters, but each chapter is packed with vital Information to draw you closer to the Lord and enhance your teaching ministry.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The chapters were short, yet concise. Allowing me to read whenever I had a few minutes instead of a few hours. Besides all the helpful advice in the book, I really feel that it is almost a devotional. It certainly gave me lots of things to think about and reflect on, in order to be my best me.
This book reaffirms that it is ok to be a Christian teacher in the public schools. It gives some good suggestions on organization and finding a balance in life between teaching and personal. I have already recommended this book to some of my teaching buddies!
This book and this whole ministry is an answer to prayer. May God continue to inspire you to inspire others
I loved reading this book!!!! I recommend it to any teacher that is looking to learn, refresh, or add different techniques inside the classroom. The book is divided by parts and lessons. Each of those are filled with helpful ideas and spiritual encouragement. I am a K4 Teacher and regularly looking for resources that not only will help inside the classroom but spiritually too. This is an amazing resource that is worth having and that I will keep by my side.
I enjoyed reading this book. I have read several books written by Linda Kardamis and I really enjoy her recommendations, processes, and positive encouragement for teachers. It’s a wonderful resource to add to my collection.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions....
Is the club free?
Yes! You just need a copy of the book!
where do i get a copy of the book?
You can grab a copy at teach4theheart.com/takeheart. But don't worry - we'll make sure you have all the info you need when you join the book club.
who is this book for?
Take Heart & Teach is designed for Christian teachers in public or private schools.
Both new teachers & veterans across grades K-12 will walk away with practical strategies and encouragement to teach with excellence, balance, & the joy of the Lord, even when things are crazy. 🙂
can i lead my own discussion group?
Absolutely! Reading and discussing each concept with a group of fellow teachers will make the book that much more meaningful and powerful. And we've put together a leader's guide to help make it easy.
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Create Your DREAM Classroom
Are you looking for an easy-to-read book that will inspire you with fresh ideas and encouragement?
In Create Your Dream Classroom, you'll discover 54 short, practical lessons that will help you save your sanity, escape the rut, or sharpen your skills.
Join us to reflect, discuss, and - just as the title suggests - create the classroom you've always wanted.
Complete the club at your own pace or join our summer session starting June 17.
I've found that so many "teacher books" are high on theory, low on practicality. Not so with Linda's book. She describes situations that I've seen playing out in my classroom time and again, and then applies a Biblical principle to that situation. But the great thing is, she doesn't stop there. She goes on to give very practical advice about what to say, what to do, and how to follow through....wish I could have read this after my student teaching!
I had to force myself to stop reading.
"I literally just had to force myself to stop reading because I was neglecting other things I was supposed to be doing this evening! Linda's writing style is captivating and entertaining! She will have you laughing at times, cringing at the stories of what NOT to do, and then she will challenge you with a biblical truth or an action item. I wish I had a book like this when I was a teacher."
This book was the perfect way to spend my summer rewinding & reflecting for the fall.
Love this book!
Love, love, love this book! I read it over the summer and now feel so much more prepared to enter my second year!
This book is incredibly helpful. The perfect refresher to get my mind back in the game and on the right track.
I had my formal observation & my principal asked what was different this year. I let him know about this book club. Thank you so much for helping me visualize what I wanted in my room!
Reading Create Your Dream Classroom is much like sitting down with a great master teacher and listening to them give you their hard-earned wisdom one day at a time.
If you are a new teacher or a veteran, this book gives thoughtful insight and great suggestions for managing a classroom. Many resources aimed at teachers are heavy on theory. This book gives ideas and strategies that can be implemented immediately and easily to produce real change in classroom dynamics. I have been teaching for 20 years and plan to make some adjustments in classroom procedures after reading this book!
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