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October 13, 2017

3 Tips for Christian Teachers in Public Schools

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education, Faith

As Christians, our faith isn’t something that just peeks its head out on Sunday mornings and then returns to hibernation until next week’s service. Our beliefs and desire to live a Christ-centered existence pours out and impacts every aspect of our lives, no matter what our calling may be. That said, being a Christian and…

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September 26, 2017

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Author Spotlight: Melissa Sweet

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Admissions Advice, Education, Literacy Resources

This Saturday, thousands of reading and writing enthusiasts will stroll through the Concordia Nebraska campus for the 22nd Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival. We’ve already given you some background on author/illustrator Matthew Cordell. Now, meet Portland, Maine-based author/illustrator Melissa Sweet, who will give shed some light on what fuels her the most. When she’ll be…

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September 22, 2017

Rules and Routines: A Smooth Start to the School Year

By Anna Boriack, College of Graduate Studies & Adult Education | Education

My father was in education for many years, and before I started my first year of teaching, he gave me this great advice, “Start out tough and you can always relax, but start out relaxed and getting tough becomes a game.” I always reflect on those words when a new school year starts. What does…

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September 15, 2017

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Author Spotlight: Matthew Cordell

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education, Literacy Resources

For the last twenty-one years, the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival has brought bibliophiles together to share their love of writing, reading, and books. Now entering its 22nd year this September 28 through 30, the award-winning festival will bring thousands of children and adults to the Concordia Nebraska campus for talks and workshops by an…

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September 11, 2017

22nd Annual Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Literacy Resources

The award-winning Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival will light up Concordia Nebraska’s campus again this September 28 through 30. Founded in 1996, the event encourages a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska. Each year, the autumnal festival brings thousands of children and adults to the campus…

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September 5, 2017

Teachers: Don’t Miss These 12 Great Websites that Will Make Your Life Easier

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

As we get settled into this new school year, it’s important for teachers to have an arsenal of great tools at their disposal. Here’s a roundup of a dozen good educational tech tools and apps every teacher should know about. Classroom organization Instant Classroom. Quickly make classroom seating charts with this web-based tool using a…

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August 11, 2017

Grading and Learning: Rethinking Traditional Practice

By Mark Olson, Program Director for M.Ed. Core Courses | Education

When I began my high school teaching career, I assumed that the grading practices I had experienced as a student were the ones that I should employ as a teacher. It had never really occurred to me that there might be other, more supportive ways to assess student learning. In fact, it wasn’t until I…

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August 8, 2017

Web App Helps Kids Master the Basics of Building Words

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

For many young learners, memorizing the alphabet and building simple words doesn’t come as easy as ABC. But technology can help. ReadWriteThink and the International Reading Association offer Construct-a-Word, a free web-based educational game aimed at kids in kindergarten through second grade. It focuses on helping kids learn the alphabet and basic word construction in…

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August 1, 2017

5 Tips To Start a Circle of Friends Group

By Mary Schlieder, Ed.D. | Education

Did you know that 1 in 68 children are born on the autism spectrum? And while laws guarantee access to public schools, physical inclusion doesn’t mean social inclusion. Autism is a social communication disorder, and awkward social behaviors can be isolating. Students with autism are often denied entry to the peer social world, further stifling…

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June 20, 2017

Is Educational Leadership for You?

By Ken Sankey, Director of Education Administration and Liaison to LCMS School Leadership Education Program | Education

Do you want to improve student success and lead an effective school? You may have what it takes to be a school principal. School Leadership That Works identifies 21 responsibilities, or behaviors, demonstrated by principals that positively impact learning, achievement, behavior and attitudes of both students and teachers, with the top 11 being: Situational awareness…

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