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  • reading response  journal template
    Reading response journal rubric: literature activities, book lesson plans
    Looking for creative ways to teach reading? Use literature response journals. Here's a template to make student reading response journal. Use for English, ELA (English language arts), literature, reading and writing classes. Use for Readers...
  • Fish, Frogs, and Fireflies
    Review: Fish, Frogs, and Fireflies by Robert U. Montgomery
    Well, he’s done it again. Robert Montgomery has produced another book that is motivating, inspiring, and educational. I thought his last book, “Why we Fish”, was outstanding. I think this book is better.Instead of writing...
  • Golden retriever Cali
    Biblical lessons from a Golden Retriever
    Dogs are known for their companionship, loyalty, obedience and unconditional love. Ever notice that if you accidentally step on your dog’s foot or tail, they still come back to you, wagging their tail and loving on you? Some dogs are yappy,...
  • Sugar Bowl
    Important life lessons from the college football playoff
    On Monday January 12, the Ohio State University Buckeyes will square off against the University of Oregon Ducks in the first ever Football Bowl Subdivision college football playoff championship. It promises to be an entertaining matchup which will...
  • Sydney Christmas Tree
    The financial intelligence of giving part one; personal lessons learned
    This article will delve back into the area of financial literacy, particularly in the aspect of giving. With the holiday season upon us, this article will reflect on lessons learned throughout my life about charitable giving, important parts of...
  • Open House at Destiny Dance Center
    Destiny Dance Center opens to the public during Christmas
    Have you been looking for a Ballet Studio with Christian perspectives? Would you like to enroll your daughter, son (yes, boys do take ballet, acro and tap for bodily coordination in athletics and other arenas), or a relative in an exercise...
  • Movie Reel
    5 important love lessons I learned from movies
    THE MOVIE: BRIDESMAIDSThe Lesson: Hitting rock bottom can be a good thing.In the hit film Bridesmaids, the protagonist Annie (Kristin Wig) is suffering through a hard time in her life while her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is happily engaged...
  • Three areas of differentiation
    What is differentiated instruction?
    As a teacher, you have to differentiate your instruction. This means taking the time to get to know your learners so you can create lessons that will connect with them individually.A teacher’s goal each day is to implement the best learning...
  • Life lessons from grandparents can lovingly remain for generations
    Life lessons from grandparents can lovingly remain for generations
    My grandparents realized I could do anything I wanted in life long before I knew. If you’re fortunate to have loving grandparents and wise enough to listen to them, there are plenty of lessons to learn.My maternal grandfather called these...
  • Buddha
    Recurrence causes pause for total awareness
    Have we ever wondered how our reoccurring circumstances, relationship similarities, and challenges enter our lives without us really trying to find them again? By reviewing the state of our emotional body and examining the principles of "...
  • Lessons we learn from Leah in the Bible
    Lessons we learn from Leah in the Bible: Excellent for those who aren't loved
    Leah entered into a marriage with Jacob who didn't love her. Leah was the "trick" that Laban played on Jacob who had been a trickster himself. So Leah was married but was unloved. Jacob loved Rachel, his other wife, but she was...
  • The Common Core Writing Book K-5
    Book review: 'The Common Core Writing Book' by Gretchen Owocki
    If your budget allows for one professional book purchase this year, an investment in The Common Core Writing Book by Gretchen Owocki (2013) will give you a resource rich in common core writing content, writing craft, lesson management, and...
  • Ballet student
    Don't get stuck with the wrong dance teacher.
    In almost any discipline or classroom, finding the right teacher can mean the difference between igniting a student's passion or creating a burning desire to run. Naturally, this holds true in the dance studio -- maybe even more so, since it...
  • Basketball1
    Lasting lessons basketball taught me part one; an introduction
    Ken Jones my high school basketball coach was a true student and scholar of the game. In addition to teaching us as much as he could about the fundamentals of basketball, he was also interested in the psychology of sports and wanted to teach life...
  • The Olympics teach us life lessons
    Why We Love the Olympics and Sports Events
    I don’t give two hoots about most sports.However, I love that every few years so many people rally around their national teams for the Olympics, or even their favorite teams for an event like the SuperBowl, in such a huge way. The reason for...
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