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6 Ways to Build Rapport with Struggling Students: An Interview with a C- Student Who's Now a Professional Portrait Artist

Build Rapport with Struggling Students

Sometimes the student who doesn’t seem to care is actually just frustrated. This is one of my favorite takeaways from my interview with portrait artist Jon Kardamis. To say that Jon struggled in high school would be putting it mildly. History, math, and English just did not come easily to him. But he loved art. […]

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Where Should Christian Teachers Stand on Controversial Issues?

Where should Christian teachers stand on controversial issues

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. Disclaimer #1: I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice. If you need legal help, please seek an attorney for advice. You can ask a Christian attorney your legal questions here.  Disclaimer #2: At Teach 4 the Heart, our primary audience is Christian educators, […]

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The Teacher Success Roadmap

Come on, pull it together. If you lose your lunch meager breakfast in front of your class …. Well, that will be a doozy of a first impressionIt’s 5 till 8 on my first official day as a teacher, and I’m trying desperately to calm my nerves. But despite the cacophony of butterflies in my […]

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How to Calm the Chaos in Your Classroom

August always feels like a month of Sundays.And on one of those mid-August days filled with anxiety and anticipation about the upcoming school year I stumbled over the verse that has become my mantra this year. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to […]

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