Book Clubs | Teach 4 the Heart

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. 

With a laid-back format, this club is designed to enrich your experience without adding to your stress. Simply stop in after each lesson to share your thoughts & discuss ideas with fellow teachers.

This free book club is available year-round at your own pace, but we will also host an official summer session starting Monday, June 17.  We'll read one lesson a day (they're quite short) 6 days a week. At this pace, the club will last around 8 weeks.

To sign up, just click the button above and follow the instructions to register.

In Take Heart & Teach, you'll learn how to....

Manage your classroom
Manage Your Classroom

Good classroom management is essential to good teaching. Without it, little learning can take place.


Learn how to create conducive learning environment – a place where you can teach and your students can learn.

Balance
Find Balance

Teaching is an incredible calling, but if you let it, it will take over your entire life and head you straight towards burnout.


Learn to wisely invest your time and energy so you not only teach with excellence but also flourish in the other roles God has given you.

Teach with Joy
Overcome Frustrations

The challenges of teaching can leave us frustrated and stressed. But take heart; this isn’t the way God intended us to live.


God wants us to teach with joy, peace, and (yes it’s possible) rest, even when things are going wrong. 

Making a difference
Make a Bigger Difference

How do we teach the way God wants us to teach? How do we love our students in a way that shows Christ?


Don’t look at the challenges, the restrictions, the indifference. Take heart and look to Christ, determining to follow His leading.

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.

Sharon U.

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.

Rick B.

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!

Diana P. , teacher

So encouraging!

I am enjoying this book 📖!!! Each part is well organized, easy to understand, so encouraging, and redirecting the focus to God.

Walkiria R. , teacher

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.

LuAnn H. , veteran teacher

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.

Sarah A. , teacher

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!

Stacey A.

This book and this whole ministry is an answer to prayer. May God continue to inspire you to inspire others

Theodecia S.

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.

Jerry , K4 teacher

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.

Staci

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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.

With a laid-back format, this club is designed to enrich your experience without adding to your stress. Simply stop in after each lesson to share your thoughts & discuss ideas with fellow teachers.

This free book club is available year-round at your own pace, but we will also host an official summer session starting Monday, June 17.  We'll read one lesson a day (they're quite short) 6 days a week. At this pace, the club will last around 9 weeks.

To sign up, just click the button above and follow the instructions to register.

practical advice

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!

Kate O. , English teacher

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."

Anna K. , high school English teacher

This book was the perfect way to spend my summer rewinding & reflecting for the fall.

Mackenzie H. , teacher

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!

incredibly helpful

This book is incredibly helpful. The perfect refresher to get my mind back in the game and on the right track.

C. Miller , teacher

Thank you!

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!

Elizabeth E. , teacher

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.

Eric Reenders , teacher & author of Rooftop Perspectives

easy-to-implement suggestions

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!

Sandi O. , science teacher

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