Your Technology Plan Needs Help (so I’ve scheduled a workshop)
THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN, ARE YOU PREPARED? A couple things to be aware of with our new administration… The department of education is changing. Of even greater importance is that school choice may be huge for all of us.
Teaching in the “Middle East” Can Be Rewarding But Risky?
Vicar Andrew White from the Iraqi church in Baghdad spoke at the Shabbat service I attended in Jerusalem today. It was an honor to meet such a man of faith and courage who has been a voice for persecuted peoples throughout the Middle East.
Courage And Hope Drove This Teacher To The Middle East
It’s not about me, but I used to think it was! I was raised in Indiana where I attended Heritage Christian School. Although I was brought up in a Christian environment as a child and teenager, I didn’t consider faith in God an important part of life as an adult. Religion seemed to work for …
Why Teaching Palestinian Students Is A Tremendous Challenge
This last week we began teacher training and curriculum planning. I will be coordinating with a local Christian Palestinian teacher who will be presenting the Palestinian Authority’s social studies lessons while I’ll be teaching from an American textbook.
How do you motivate unmotivated students? The million dollar question. We use all the technology we can think of in hopes to inspire motivation. We have interactive SmartBoards, iPads, iPods, ChromeBooks, laptops, computer labs, Apple TVs, robust wifi, yet there are still those students who don’t seem to be phased by it. Why are they …
I recently heard someone say, there’s no such thing as a bad blog. I sat and pondered it for a bit and tried to understand it. To me it was like saying, there’s no bad writing. Which, as teachers, let’s be honest, that isn’t true. But sinking down to the heart of that statement …