Devotions for Teachers - Phonetic Faith

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Devotions for Teachers - Positively Negative?

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Devotions for Teachers - Scaling Down

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Devotions for Teachers - An Alarming Thought

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Devotions for Teachers - Breathing

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Devotions for Teachers - Give Me A Hand!

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Devotions for Teachers - Stuff Too Heavy To Lift

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Devotions for Teachers - You Can Run…

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Devotions for Teachers - If I Had a Hundred…a Teacher’s Perspective

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Devotions for Teachers - Test or Blessed?

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Devotions for Teachers - Black and White…

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Devotions for Teachers - Mud

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Devotions for Teachers - I’ll File Away, Oh Glory!

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Devotions for Teachers - What They Didn’t Teach Me in Teacher’s School

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Devotions for Teachers - It’s That Time

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Devotions for Teachers - Don’t Jump Ship

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Devotions for Teachers - Why God Made Worms

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Devotions for Teachers - Seaside Moments

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Devotions for Teachers - “Ah” Moments for Teachers

Hearing a student say, “I did it!” … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - The Zing-Zangs of Life

Zing-Zang was missing; the administrator made the morning announcement at the staff room table. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Still Waters

What about in the classroom; how can we teach this concept to our students? When do we have the time? We can’t even finish with the things that we are required to teach, much less adding something else. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Sh-h-h—Teacher’s Coming!”

The teacher was amazed the first time it happened. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Student Placement?

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Devotions for Teachers - The End

Throw out the stubby little pencils and broken crayons. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Who is Not Me?

Who’s in every class, but is never listed on the role? Who is the favoured scapegoat, the shadowy figure in your peripheral vision, … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Write On!

“I wrote a story.” He held up his journal, 8 yr. old face beaming. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Plan B?

A swimming teacher planned an egg/treasure hunt, with clues promising to lead her students to a prize. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Are You Safe?

“Good morning, Fortress Security--how may I help you?” … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Wait!  Please don’t touch that mouse or screen!

Wait! Please don’t touch that mouse or screen! This may not be what you were expecting for a devotional, but, since you’re here, I’d like just a moment of your time. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - When Is God Going to Die?

A kindergarten student opened class with prayer. After several earnest words, he added, “Help God not to die.” A couple of indignant students blurted, “God can’t die!” The prayer closed, followed by a lively doctrinal discussion. We Who Know Better smile at this.
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Devotions for Teachers - Challenge

In my daughter’s first year of university, a chapel speaker presented a challenge to the students: find a verse to help (encourage, sharpen) them in every class. She grabbed the challenge and ran back to her dorm. It was easier for some classes than for others. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - OK, But Now What?

A teacher from another country writes:
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Devotions for Teachers - “Ummmm…I Forget”

You thought it was one of your better lesson plans for a difficult lesson—captivating, creative, hands-on. You picture your students coming to you twenty years hence, saying, “Remember the lesson you taught about _____ ? Well, you really made it come alive for me. I’ve never had a teacher give another lesson like it. I’ve remembered it and have taught it to my students as well. Every time I teach it I tell them about you.” … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - “Tanc you for tecing me”

I opened the Christmas card and cringed at the spelling. Hadn’t I taught this girl anything? What happened to vowel blends, consonant digraphs, and all the rest? … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - “The Following Schools Will Be Closed Today…”

Your last look out the window before bed reveals heavy flakes still falling and your shovelled path covered...there’s hope. Next morning, your alarm (usually your nemesis) propels you to the radio. … read more.

Devotions for Teachers - Forgiven

I remember how you choked my brother in Pre-school,” the 9 year old said to his 7 year old brother’s classmate. … read more.

Devotions For Teachers - Wonder Webs

“Teacher—come and look at the grass!” … read more.

Devotions For Teachers - To Be Announced

Teachers are planners extraordinaire. They need to be in control of what is happening—and what may happen— … read more.

Devotions For Teachers - Testing 1…2…3…

Assessing the Kindergarten students was fun. When it came to counting aloud for me, one boy told me that he could only count to 12. … read more.

Devotions For Teachers - Make-up Work?

What do you want your kids to learn this year? (Maybe everything they didn’t learn from last year’s teacher?) … read more.

Devotions For Teachers - Are You Expecting An Answer?

Returning for another school year in Seoul, a teacher was at the weary end of her transcontinental flight. Wanting to start with a servant’s heart, however, she talked to the Lord. Well, I’ll let her tell it:
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Devotions For Teachers

Let's meet back here in August. Hope you've enjoyed these devotions for teachers. … read more.

Is it Morning?

“My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning." (Ps. 130:6) … read more.

The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day

A Gr. 1 boy came to me after recess. “I had a really bad recess,” he said. “I got hit by a ball right here!” and he showed me his injured spot. “I’m having a bad day.” … read more.

Rocks

When you look out at your students, you may think of them as a lot of things, but you’ve probably never thought of them as rocks, or stones. Some of them may faintly resemble bumps on logs maybe, but never rocks. (Caution: these are not to be confused with pet rocks, because teachers are not supposed to have pets). … read more.

Please, No Shot!

“I don’t want to get a shot.” The nine-year old boy cowered by his locker, ignoring the students rushing outside for their break time.

The teacher led him into a nearby room.

“Do you have to go to the doctor today?” The teacher started in with the questions. … read more.

Exploding Yogurt

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Songs About Jesus

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You know that’s not what I meant!

The teacher watched a Grade 1 class walk inside from recess. They passed a small outbuilding that had recently been built. … read more.

Please Use Your Outside Voices

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The Biggest Nerd

It was Friday morning, and time to head for Chapel. It was also Valentine’s Day. Teacher glanced at the dial on her invisible Class Hyper-Monitor – it registered “extreme”. She swooped into the hallway to shoo the stragglers inside.

One student still rummaged in her locker.

“Quickly—time to be in class—we’re leaving now.” … read more.

*Bizhub, the Copier (any time)

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Maple Leaf Stories

As we teach the difference between truth and make-believe, do we grasp the teachable moment to teach our children that God is Truth (John 14:6). … read more.

Back at it

Teachers with fresh summer smiles...moms clinging to new students at the end of the hall...the pungent odor of freshly sharpened pencils...cracking open a new box of tissues/crayons...clueless looks at scientific calculators ...twisting a pencil in a brand new sharpener...wide eyes taking in the butterfly-themed room...moans of seating placements....the endless sharpening...peeling back the shiny protective cover on a new bottle of Tylenol.... … read more.

Joy-stealers

Watch out—they are everywhere, and they’re coming to a school near you!read more.

Just Fine and Dandelions

No matter that you surreptitiously toss them out with the pencil shavings after the last bell. You’ll get more tomorrow. No matter that you feel like you could scream if you see one more of those smelly weeds. They have served their purpose. God made dandelions to teach kids the joy of giving. … read more.