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A Pericope Preview of the Gospel Readings for Sunday Services

Sunday’s Gospel Lesson  When I started teaching, I found it beneficial to give my fourth graders a preview ...
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Communication is Key

Communication between teachers and parents* is key to improving student success. When open dialogue is established, it’s easier ...
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ChatGPT, Change in Education and Ministry, and the Unchanging

The fear is palpable, Educators are seized with panic and gripped by terror. They are overwhelmed by a ...
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I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions.  But I would like to present five points to contemplate as we ...
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Advent and Christmas Celebrations in Our Classrooms and Schools

Growing up in my Lutheran school, I remember with fondness the ways in which my classroom and school ...
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Grace in Our Lives: Reflections from a Lutheran Day School Principal

For those who are in the business of teaching and leading within Lutheran circles, the process of being ...
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How to Help a Student Change Behavior

Struggling with student behavior? This post is for you! Whether the behavior is acting out, incomplete work, or ...
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Be Ready

Ready fills the air. It floats into every nook and cranny, staying for a while in some contexts ...
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But First, We Pray

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 We all have busy days filled with emails, ...
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