Category Archives for Faith in the Classroom

4 Simple Steps to Prevent Classroom Management Disaster

It can feel like you’re navigating a maze blindfolded while carrying a 100-pound backpack and getting hit with paintball pellets (Ouch!).I’m talking about classroom management – one the most challenging aspects of teaching today. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think my teaching program did a fair job of letting me know what I […]

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How to Teach Without Anxiety (even when everything is going wrong)

teach without anxiety (even when everything is going wrong)

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. You’re driving down the road—the summer sun melting your anxieties away—but then you pass a “Back to School!” sign. Your worries and fears resurface.How am I ever going to finish my to-do list?Is this school year going to turn out the way I want?What is my admin […]

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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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8 Reasons You’re Feeling Discouraged as a Teacher (and how to overcome them)

Subscribe to the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast. “Teacher, YOU Have Got This!”This was the subject line of an email that popped up while I was wracking my brain (unsuccessfully) to come up with an interesting way to start this article.Since I wasn’t getting anywhere anyhow, of course I stopped and read the email, which […]

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Trump Won, and There’s Something We’ve Got to Do

I don’t think I’ve ever been as saddened and frustrated with my Facebook feed as I’ve been the past week. The hate, the violence, the fear, the mischaracterizations, the overreactions, the drama….Can we all agree things have been a little crazy here in America? We’ve been stunned by the venom, the fear, and the mischaracterizations […]

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3 Keys to Teaching from a Biblical Perspective (no matter where you teach)

Listen to the full episode here: ********************************************************************************* No matter where you teach, you need to always remember that what God tells us in His Word is the truth – regardless of whether it’s popular, regardless of whether anyone else agrees with it. There IS absolute truth. Values are not different than facts. This is not […]

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10 Traits of Impactful Christian Teachers

As Christian teachers, we want to do more than just inspire our students to love academics. We also want to make a real and lasting impact in their hearts and lives. We strive to help them grow in character and wisdom and experience the greatest joy when we see Christ work directly in their hearts. This season we’re […]

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