A Schoolteacher's Musings · Blog 365

Classroom Secrets #2: Don’t Give Up on the Awkward Kid

I know a lot of people look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them I teach 5th-graders (and also taught 6th-graders for the past two years). They think it’s the worst age, those kids with their attitudes and their pre-teen drama. They think middle-schoolers (and almost middle-schoolers) are scary and weird and hard… Continue reading Classroom Secrets #2: Don’t Give Up on the Awkward Kid

Blog 365 · Whispers of Faith

Three Lessons Found from Lingering in Leviticus

If you were to ask someone what the most boring book of the Bible is, you might be told quickly that it’s Leviticus – if there are those who have even attempted to read through it. Some may have abandoned it, finding that verses upon verses about ancient, inapplicable laws are simply too overwhelming. Others… Continue reading Three Lessons Found from Lingering in Leviticus

A Schoolteacher's Musings · Blog 365

Classroom Secrets #1: Why We Love Our Routines

In our classroom, we have a cue that says, “We’re starting the day now” – I say to the class, “Good morning, ladies & gentlemen,” and they reply in chorus, “Good morning, Miss Kinne.” We have a cue that says, “We’re ending the day” – they line up and I high five each one of… Continue reading Classroom Secrets #1: Why We Love Our Routines