How to teach with excellence, balance,
and the joy of the Lord
(even when things are crazy)
Are you weighed down by the challenges you face each day in your classroom?
- > Manage your classroom and create a conducive learning environment
- > Find balance, wisely investing your time and energy
- > Teach with His peace and joy, even when things are going wrong
- > Make a bigger difference and shine His light in your classroom
"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
– Galatians 6:9
it's time to thrive!
Do you love teaching but hate all the struggles that come with it?
Could you use some encouragement, new ideas, and a fresh perspective?
Join us as we take heart, renew our minds, and discover how to truly thrive in this adventure we call teaching.
In Take Heart & Teach, you'll learn how to:
MANAGE YOUR CLASSROOM
Good classroom management is essential to good teaching. Without it, little learning can take place.
Learn how to create a conducive learning environment – a place where you can teach and your students can learn.
Teaching is an incredible calling, but if you let it, it will take over your entire life and head you straight towards burnout.
Learn to wisely invest your time and energy so you not only teach with excellence but also flourish in the other roles God has given you.
The challenges of teaching can leave us frustrated and stressed. But take heart; this isn’t the way God intended us to live.
God wants us to teach with joy, peace, and (yes it’s possible) rest, even when things are going wrong.
MAKE A BIGGER DIFFERENCE
How do we teach the way God wants us to teach? How do we love our students in a way that shows Christ?
Don’t look at the challenges, the restrictions, the indifference. Take heart and look to Christ, determining to follow His leading.
Is Take Heart & Teach Right for You?
This book is for you IF...
- > You want to create a positive learning environment for your students.
- > You want to show God's love to your students and rediscover the joy of serving Him
- > You're ready to reclaim your time and be effective both at school and at home with your family
This is more than just something to read.
Each lesson contains a thought-provoking journal prompt to apply what you've learned to your own life & classroom.
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 our To Do List System, prayer cards, discipline essays, and more.
(printable prayer cards included with your purchase of Take Heart & Teach)
What People are Saying...
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
With a laid-back format, the accompanying Take Heart & Teach book club is designed to enrich your experience without adding to your stress. Simply stop in after each lesson to share your thoughts & discuss ideas with fellow teachers.
This free book club is available year-round at your own pace.
Take Heart & Teach
Learn to teach with excellence, balance, and the joy of the Lord - even when things are crazy.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
– Galatians 6:9
Get the Leader's Guide
Take your growth to the next level by reading & discussing Take Heart & Teach together with friends & fellow teachers.
The Leader's Guide makes it easy. Simply gather your friends, set your schedule, and use the recommended questions to kick-start your discussions.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, we do! We offer the following discounts:
3 - 4 books: 10% + free standard shipping
5+ books: 20% + free standard shipping
Email us at email@example.com to request your group discount.
Will there be a book club?
Yes! You can get all the details about the book club (and join for free) at teach4theheart.com/bookclub.
Can I lead my own discussion group?
Absolutely! Reading and discussing each concept with a group of fellow teachers will make the book that much more meaningful and powerful. And we've put together a leader's guide to help make it easy.
Is this different than Teach Uplifted?
Yes! The Teach Uplifted program is a 6-week program specifically designed to help you renew your passion for teaching by finding joy & peace in Christ. It includes our devotional study Teach Uplifted Devotions for Teachers.
While Take Heart & Teach does talk about teaching with joy, that is only one of the four core focuses. And the biggest difference is that Take Heart & Teach is not a devotional book but a teaching book, full of practical advice and encouragement.
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