Watch a presentation for Adventist principals on strategies to market Christian education effectively. Available in seven segments:
Boardmanship and Schoolwide Communication
Creating and Managing Successful Teams
PBS - Prayer & Bible Study
Here's a great idea for nurturing spiritual growth across grades, with daily family groups in a multigrade setting.
A Friday classroom activity wraps up the school week as a spiritual highlight helping young students learn to understand and treasure the Sabbath truth. Two practical program ideas shared by small school teachers.
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Christmas Stories - Teacher Bulletin Volume 3
A collection of Christmas stories and a poem to share with your students:
Share - Teacher Bulletin Volume 3
Twas the Night Jesus Came...
Santa and Jesus - Why Jesus is Better than Santa Claus
Teach the Children
The "W" in Christmas
Explore this section for stories, poems, and humorous items to share with your students and colleagues. The titles are:
Tips - Cooking Up Some Great Bulletin Boards
A Third Grader Explains God
Life as a Computer in Computer Jokes
Here are ideas for three bulletin boards:
Tips - Parents
A Successful School Year
A Recipe for Success
Serving Up Great Stories
Two articles about parent involvement explore how to conduct interviews with parents, as well as several basic steps for parents who are involved in their child's homework problems.
A worship talk and the story behind some famous hymns:
Administration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
To Run and Not Be Weary...
For God so Loved the World
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
It is Well with My Soul
Living for Jesus
A collection of resources for teachers and administrators focusing on communication, attitude, and humor:
Bird Life in Wington
A Together Staff...
Attitude is Everything
A Bit of Humor
This is a collection of short stories designed to teach values to children. It is geared to an age group of K-6; however, the message is appropriate for kids of all ages. The stories are:
Grade 8-Grade 12
Where There's a Will...There's a Way
A suggested graduation program for small schools to be held as a Sabbath morning commencement, graduation aims, graduation mottos, and a graduation poem.
Holiday Materials - August
Activities for celebrating the following holidays and events in the month of August:
Holiday Materials - Christmas - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Sand Castle Day - How to Build a Sand Castle
Monarch Butterfly Fall Migration
National Punctuation Day - 10 Ways to Practice Punctuation
Holiday Materials - February - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Christmas stories, readings, plays, puzzles, quizzes, activities, and bulletin board:
Twelve Days of Christmas
The Greatest Gift
The Angels' Assignment
Away in the Manger
The Angels Sing
The Words of Christmas
Activities and crafts to honor Presidents Day:
Holiday Materials - September
Presidential Party Hats
Lincoln's Log Cabin
Holiday Materials - Thanksgiving - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Activities for celebrating the following holidays and events in the month of September:
Good Manners Month
Ice Cream Cone Birthday
National Dog Week
How to Increase Visibility
Thanksgiving stories, activities, prayers, and "zingers":
Our Debt to the Indians
Thank You, Ovenbird
Simple Prayers for Thanksgiving
Tips on public relations and recruiting.
Inspiration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 5
This section contains stories appropriate for you to share with your students and fellow teachers for worship. The following stories are included to help students gain a spiritual blessing:
Inspiration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
They Were All Winners
The Cover Up
Inspirational stories and poems:
It takes a whole village to raise a child
Top 15 Things God Won't Ask
The Girl No One Talked To
Being Polite to God
King of Kings
Parable of the Three Trees
The Little Girl and the Piano
This Education Sabbath program includes a childrens' story, an interactive reading, and a sermon.
Self Evaluation for Teachers and Students
Grade 5-Grade 12
Two short checklists: a self-evaluation of Christian teacher qualities referencing the writings of Ellen White, and a student self-evaluation of holistic development.
Share - Teacher Bulletin Volume 5
How well do your students follow directions? Looking for inspirational quotes? Explore this section for these items, as well as stories, poems, advice, and humorous items to share with your students and friends.
The Research States...Where Do You Fit In?
God's Master Plan
Why God Created...
What research has found about effective Seventh-day Adventist teachers and effective classroom managers.
Tips - Bullying - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Tips - I Have a Question!
Articles concerning bullying and youth violence:
Keeping the Peace at School
Bullied Kids - Suffering in Silence
Bully-Proof Your Kids
To help students become critical thinkers, consider these practical suggestions on what to do when a student asks a question.
Tips - Is Your Elementary-School Child Gifted?
Take this quiz, developed by the Council for Exceptional Children, to determine whether you have a gifted child.
Tips - Praise
Ideas for positive reinforcement in the classroom that are easy to do.
Tips - School Safety Checklist
Use this list of questions to find out if your school could be doing more to ensure the safety of every student and employee in your educational facility. This school safety checklist was developed by Education Development Center, Inc.
Tips - Teaching Thinking Skills
How to get students thinking about questions. Listed are five discussion-starter questions that are sure to spawn a lively classroom give-and-take.
Tips - Top Ten Ways to Help Your Kids Get A
Studies have shown that parental involvement is the number one determinant of how well children do in school. Here are ten ways parents can help their kids succeed in school.
Tips - Ways to Improve Critical Thinking
The keywords and questions in this article can be used to develop all levels of thinking within the cognitive domain of Bloom's Taxonomy. The results will be improved attention to detail, increased comprehension and expanded problem solving skills. The 6 levels...
Tips - What About Hurt Feelings?
Are you too sensitive to criticism? Are you able to get over your hurt? Here are some simple steps for getting over hurt feelings.
Tips for Spanish Teachers
The tips discussed include: word of the day, trivia, recording students activities, postcards for Spanish learning, and test assessment.
We've Come This Far by Faith
Here are some activities to maintain school spirit as the school year draws to a close.
Andrews Study Bible
"The Andrews Study Bible is an innovative and practical presentation of the Scriptures. It is designed for both the new believer and the experienced Bible student. In the Andrews Study Bible you will find Light, Depth, and Truth. You will be inspired...
Insight Magazine Writing Contest 2013
Young writers can enter their writing in one of three categories: student short story, general short story, or study poetry. Access the contest rules here. Entry deadline is May each year.
Enhancing Creativity Through Music, Rhythm, and Sound
How to alter your thinking and mood with music. Three exercises are suggested in which you'll learn how to use music, rhythm, and sound to enhance and expand your creativity. The exercises are drawing to music, writing with music, and thinking through music.
Inspiration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 4
The following inspirational stories, based on biblical references, can be used for values and character education:
Tips - Bullying - Teacher Bulletin Volume 4
The Bag Lady and Thanksgiving Dinner
Bullying has become a wide spread problem in our schools and communities. All over the country, schools are incorporating anti-bullying workshops into their curriculum. These articles contain information on bullying. The information ranges to what bullying...
Tips - Good Teaching: The Top Ten Requirements
This article originally appeared in The Teaching Professor. It discusses ten requirements for good teaching. Passion, substance, listening, questioning, style, humor, caring, nurturing, and mentoring are some of the requirements.
Tips - Implement a Positive Approach to Managing your Classroom
Issues to consider before school begins and then manage through the school year and how to deal with disruptions are discussed in this short article.
Sabbath School Teacher
This website provides space for adult Sabbath School teachers anywhere in the world to ask questions of one another, make helpful suggestions, share insights and resources, and provide a forum to explore ways in which the lesson for the week can be taught.
Graphic Organizer - Printable Worksheets
Over 40 graphic organizer worksheets including 4 squares, concept maps, lesson plan, graphic organizer maker, KWL, pie slices, raindrops map, sorting maps, venn diagrams, story elements, character analysis maps, math graphic organizers, life cycles, and more...
Library of Congress for Teachers
This webpage highlights ready-to-use classroom materials aligned with USA state standards, utilizing Library’s primary sources. Access primary source sets around topics such as U.S. presidents; short facts or activities for class starters, such as 'Today...
Moneywise - A Seventh-day Adventist Treasurer Resource Site
Adventist educational institution treasurers, new as well as seasoned financial leaders, will find sample documents on educational institution management, leadership training, church policies, budgeting, basic fund accounting, boards and board presentations,...
PET 11-03: Panorama of Educational Thoughts
Download Vaughn Jennings' March 2011 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition reviews 10 links to websites with information and tools for marketing Christian education.
Protective Clothing Devotional with Candle Video
Grade 5-Grade 8
Download this powerpoint for a class worship. Students watch a candle making video (link included), consider examples of protection God builds into creation, and reflect on the protective 'clothing' God recommends we wear daily, based on Ephesians 6:11 and...
The Making of a Candle - The Making of a Christian
Grade 5-Grade 8
A class worship activity sheet, including the link to an informative and inspiring candle making video. After watching the video clip, students write their answers to three prompts, and then discuss their comparisons of candle making steps to those of growing...
Frogs in Pharaohs Bed - 50 Devotional PowerPoints
Grade 5-Grade 8
Download 50 devotional powerpoints to accompany the book, Frogs in Pharoah's Bed. Each file includes a Bible verse, interesting facts related to the introductory story, the Bible passage to read together, and an activity.
Google Family Safety Center
0-2 years-Grade 12
Learn how to use tools google provides to help parents and teachers choose what content their children/students see online, and consider current and valuable tips and advice about how to stay safe online.
Children's Bible Lessons for Bradshaw's Evangelistic Series
Access audio, video and worksheets for 23 Bible lessons for children that correspond to Pastor Bradshaw's evangelistic topics as presented through ItIsWritten.com. Slide shows, transcripts, decision cards, activities and more are available for teachers who...
How Do We Know What is True?
Using examples from paleontology and biology, Brand discusses how data, interpretations, hypotheses, and worldview are involved in the development of ideas, and how to evaluate them -- how to determine what ideas one can trust as truth.
Physical Symbols in Adventist Schools - A Preliminary Study
This article reports on a small research study on the use of physical symbols to transmit religious heritage and values in Seventh-day Adventist and Catholic schools in USA. Six practical suggestions are included for making greater use of symbols in Adventist...
Promise of Place
"Place-based education (PBE):
Reflection on Seventh-day Adventist Education in the Pennsylvania Conference
* Immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences;
* Uses these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects...
Origins - Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Training
Reflecting on his experience as a teacher and educational leader, Morgan identifies issues and shares ways he is addressing these to build Adventist education in Pennsylvania. Paper submitted for consideration to the Adventist...
Origins provides professional development regarding the related holistic teaching and learning strategies called Responsive Classrooms (Gr K-6), and Developmental Designs (Gr 5-9).
"Nothing is more important than creating schools where the...
Online community where English teachers help each other - "A place to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends."
Holiday Materials - April
Background information and activities for special events in the month of April. The special events are April's Fool Day and Arbor Day. The articles and activities are as follows:
April Fools! - background information and a poem
Arbor Day: Day of...