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On the Only Way to God, Tolerance, and What that Means for Us as Christian Teachers

One God

When a good question in our Christian teachers’ Facebook group started garnering comments about religious tolerance and how we are all worshipping the same God, I figured it was time we talked “face-to-face.” Here’s the recording of the resulting Facebook live, where we talk about the only way to God, tolerance, and what all this means […]

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The Clarifying Power of Self-Assessment (and a tool to make it fun and easy)

The Power of Self-Assessment

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. As teachers, we have so much on our plates. And then we’re asked to somehow juggle all those plates – without letting anything fall off.With so many tasks and goals competing for our attention, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s actually important.That’s why, on occasion, you […]

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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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4 Questions to Know When to Give Grace as a Teacher

When to give grace

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. One of biggest challenges in teaching is finding the right balance between grace and consequences. Most of us tend to lean more to one side than the other. Some tend to be strong on consequences to the point that they are afraid to show mercy when it’s […]

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