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Three Ways We Can Teach Kindness This Holiday Season

Nobody wants their kid to be the mean kid, right?!  I mean, let’s be honest, friends. How do we avoid our kid being the “mean kid” in class and on the playground? Well, kindness is both caught and taught. The season of thankfulness and kindness...

P.E. and the Trivium

God knows our bodies intimately. He knows how they were knit together and He made them well, after His own image. He made them for work and for love. Taking care of our bodies is our privilege. Learning how to move and perform complex motor...

Five Characteristics of Highly Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences

Each year schools all over the nation provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet together at the completion of the first quarter. In order for  these quarterly meetings to be well-attended, insightful, and productive for parents and...

Five Ways to Keep the Germs Away!

Fall is such a beautiful time of year with the vibrant colors and crisp air. Unfortunately, we are about to embark on a much less anticipated  season--cold and flu season. Picture it: There you are, browsing the autumn decorations at Target...

How to Help Your Young Child with Classroom Conflict

Two five-year-olds were happily collaborating during Art class when suddenly one raised her hand. The teacher called on her. The little one’s face crumpled, and she tearfully said, “She’s being mean to me.” Wait. What? They were playing together...

Blessing Your Teacher

Eleven years ago, I walked into Covenant Classical School as the new teacher on the block. I walked into an established culture with established friendships and rules/traditions that I knew nothing about as the new teacher. I had been out of the...

When God Chooses Our Children's Teachers

Nightly my nine-year-old daughter prayed, “Please help me get Mrs. Russell next year as my teacher.” The closer we got to the school year, the more fervent her prayer. Mrs. Russell was a super popular fourth-grade teacher at our local elementary...

Learning Comes Alive - How Teachers Help Kids Love History

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." If you heard Henry V give this rousing speech prior to the Battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare's play, you would be impressed. If you heard a band of 3rd graders, dressed in medieval regalia, reciting...

Starting the Year With a Prayer Walk

 

Like the days of Nehemiah, we must rebuild the walls of schools. Every year we end school a bit broken down: kids stream out and leave piles of broken pencils, notebooks, and binders; textbooks are worn out; carpets are dirty; teachers are,...

Making the Grade- But Whose Grade is It?

Have you ever felt tied to your child’s school performance? Does your stomach sink or blood pressure rise when you see a low grade? I wonder, how does a parent’s identity get so caught up in their child’s grade? Grades are simply tools for...