Create Your Dream Classroom Media Kit
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Create Your Dream Classroom, the perfect resource for Christian teachers, provides tips and strategies to help teachers do just what the title suggests: create the classroom they’ve always wanted. The book contains fifty daily readings designed to help new teachers conquer the learning curve and to bring fresh ideas to veterans. Included are hands-on activities, journal prompts, and an interactive experience with a growing community of Christian teachers.
About the Author
Linda Kardamis is a teacher and writer who is passionate about helping teachers and parents impact the next generation. After teaching middle school math for four years, she chose to step away from the classroom to raise her new son. With her passion for education still burning strong, Linda wrote Create Your Dream Classroom to share the lessons she learned as a young teacher. A dedicated Christian, she finds strength, purpose, and joy in God and His Word. She makes her home in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Tim and son Clayton.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 440-537-7069
Author: Linda Kardamis
Published: 2013 (e-book) 2014 (paperback)
Publisher: WestBow Press
Format: Paperback and e-book
Paperback available from: WestBow Press & various major book retailers online
E-book available from: Amazon
Retail price: $13.95 (paperback), $7.99 (e-book)
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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….I wish I could have read this after my student teaching! – Kate O., English/history teacher for 6 years
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Sample Interview Questions
- What mistakes did you make as a young teacher that you want others to avoid?
- The title of the book is Create Your Dream Classroom. Are you saying any teacher can have their dream job?
- How can teachers be professional while also developing relationships with their students?
- If you could give a teacher just one piece of advice, what would it be?
- What does it mean to “seek first to understand” and why is that important?
- Who would benefit from this book?
- When should a teacher give mercy to a student?
- Is having an orderly class really a priority?
- Why are the first days of school so important?
- What does it mean to have a Biblical worldview?
- One of the greatest gifts we can give to our students and parents is to teach them how to think Biblically.
- You are going to deal with student issues no matter what. The question is whether you deal with small issues or big ones.
- One of the best aspects of teaching is that each year is a fresh start, and in that new year you can reinvent your entire classroom culture.
- Having master teachers as friends and mentors will sharpen your skills and help you become the best teacher you can be.
- The key to having great effort in class is not to grade everything but for the students to know that every assignment could be graded.
- Prayer doesn’t feel urgent. But it is very important, so we need to be intentional about adding it into our day.
- Mercy is incredibly powerful, but we must use it because it is right for the situation, not as an excuse for us to avoid confronting a problem.
- Discipling the heart of the student is much more important than slavishly following every line of our discipline plan in order to be “fair.”
- You cannot see yourself as your students’ friend or pal but instead as their mentor.