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Pedagogy

Tell Me a Story

It is challenging to be a person with a reading disability. So much of school, and even life, ...
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Mastering the Art of Classroom Group Work: Fostering Critical 21st-Century Skills

After sharing that I needed to reteach a small group of students, my teammate said, “I was thinking ...
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Can You Draw Me a Map?

Does Your Classroom Have a Globe?      Right before Thanksgiving, I talked to fourth graders about the hymn, ...
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Oh, Sing to the Lord!

When I first started teaching a few years ago, (okay, many years ago), my first classroom had a ...
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Make All of November a Month of Thanksgiving

     Now that another Reformation celebration has passed, it’s time to gear up for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November ...
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Jesus Loves You, This We Know!

Image by starline on Freepik Go ahead and sing! It’s okay to burst out in song, especially when ...
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I Think I Can

One of the true joys in my career is getting to teach study skills. It sounds like a ...
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Look Forward! A Challenge At the End of The School Year.

Well done, good and faithful servant!  These words from Jesus’ parable in Matthew chapter 25 are appropriate as ...
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Teaching about the Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Sunday Is Approaching      Eleven days from the publication of this blog, the Church will be ...
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Real Play That Invites Real Learning

It’s spring. The school year is winding down, and you still have a long list of things you ...
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