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Create Your Dream Classroom

​Save your sanity. Escape the rut.

Sharpen your skills.

reflect, grow, succeed!

Woman teaching a class

Have you found teaching harder than you thought it'd be?

Could you use encouragement, advice, or just some fresh ideas?

Are you ready to take your classroom from ho-hum to amazing?

Create Your Dream Classroom will help you do just what the title suggests: create the classroom you've always wanted.

​Introducing . . .  ​
Create Your Dream Classroom

Create Your Dream Classroom will give you the tips and strategies you need to conquer the learning curve, escape the rut, or just find that next level of effectiveness.

In Create Your Dream Classroom, you’ll learn how to…

​1

​​START THE YEAR RIGHT

and set the tone for a productive year

​2

​CREATE A CALM LEARNING ENVIRONMENT​

where your students can focus, learn, and succeed​​​

3

​ESTABLISH EFFECTIVE PROCEDURES

that will maximize time & help your class run smoothly

4

​GO BEYOND DISCIPLINE TO TRULY IMPACT YOUR STUDENTS

making a lasting difference in their hearts and lives​​​

​5

​AND MUCH MORE!

​Is ​CREATE YOUR DREAM CLASSROOM Right for You?

​This book is for you ​IF…
  • >​​You want to create a positive learning environment for your students.
  • >​You could use some refreshment, inspiration, and new ideas
  • >​You value Biblical principles and want to consider their applications to teaching​

The book consists of fifty short daily readings particularly designed to save the sanity of new teachers and to bring fresh ideas and insights to veterans. With an emphasis on biblical truths, self-reflection, and practical action steps, Create Your Dream Classroom will help you grow and excel as a teacher. Click here to download a free preview.

While this book is written specifically for Christian teachers, it will benefit any teacher, regardless of your faith (or lack thereof). If you’re not a Christian, you can choose to simply skip over the Scriptural sections. Or, you can go ahead and read them – you might just find them life-changing!

​DREAM BIG!
This is more than just something to read. You’ll also….

​Journal

Each lesson contains a thought-provoking journal prompt to apply what you've learned to your own life & classroom.

​Share Ideas

Join fellow teachers in the accompanying book club to share ideas and gain wider insight and perspective.

​Enjoy Bonus Resources

Download a variety of bonus resources including editable class welcome sheets, classroom management plans, discipline essays, and more!

​What People are Saying...

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

2019-10-23T19:04:37-05:00

Kate O., English teacher

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!

Love, love, love this book! I read it over the summer and now feel so much more prepared to enter my second year!

2019-10-23T19:13:23-05:00
Love, love, love this book! I read it over the summer and now feel so much more prepared to enter my second year!

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

2019-10-23T19:11:29-05:00

Eric Reenders, teacher & author of Rooftop Perspectives

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.

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

2019-10-23T19:12:38-05:00

Elizabeth E., Teacher

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!

"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

2019-10-23T19:14:29-05:00

Anna K., high school English teacher

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


C. Miller, teacher

2019-10-23T19:10:28-05:00

C. Miller, teacher

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

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


Mackenzie H., Teacher

2019-10-23T19:05:23-05:00

Mackenzie H., Teacher

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

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

2019-10-23T19:08:56-05:00

Sandi O., science teacher

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!
Linda Kardamis

About the Author

Hi, I'm Linda Kardamis. I always wanted to be teacher, but a few months in, I realized teaching was a whole lot harder than I thought it would be. Too many of my students just weren’t listening to me; many were outright belligerent. My confidence plummeted, and as much as I hated to admit it, I wasn’t enjoying teaching.Instead, I felt like a failure in my own classroom.

But God wasn’t done with me. Through sound advice, a bit of trial and error, and much prayer, I gradually learned to keep my students’ attention, and I started to believe I could actually do this.

As I stopped living in fear of the next problem, I began to look forward to teaching. And while I loved those ah-ha moments when my students finally got how to solve equations, the truest joy came from watching God change lives through me.

No matter what challenges you’re facing, take heart. God wants to use you in your classroom. You’re in the right place. Let’s dive in.

​JOIN THE BOOK CLUB

​In the Create Your Dream Classroom book club, we discuss each lesson in a relaxed setting, helping you build relationships and dive deeper into the book's contents.

The club is free and available year-round at your own pace. You just need a copy of the book to read along.

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​​CREATE YOUR DREAM CLASSROOM

​Get the tips and strategies you need to conquer the learning curve, escape the rut, or just find that next level of effectiveness.

​FAQ

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Is this book specifically for Christian teachers?

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