Saturday School

Because learning doesn’t have to stick to the school schedule…

  • Social (Distance) Studies

    March 21, 2020 by

    This semester, I have a college student spending a few days a week in our classroom as part of her coursework. Once the idea of a distance learning period became a reality, I gave her a call to let her know our school’s plan. Her response was spot on, “This is so wild!” I replied,… Read more

  • Woah, We’re Halfway There

    January 18, 2020 by

    Christmas break is always such a nice time to slow down the pace, spend some time with friends and family, and recharge for the new year. In a school setting, this is often a necessary time to refresh for the second semester. Once the second semester starts back, however, it doesn’t wait for anyone to… Read more

  • Oh, Snap!

    December 15, 2019 by

    Christmas is in ___ days?! No matter the number that happens to complete that sentence when you’re reading this post, it always seems to bring about some excitement. In addition to the excitement, especially in an elementary school setting, there inevitably seems to be a certain level of craziness. During the last full week of… Read more

  • Innovation and Technology

    November 16, 2019 by

    About two weeks ago, I was able to spend the day in Franklin, Tennessee. While at Battle Ground Academy, a few of my colleagues and I attended the TAIS Innovation and Tech Institute. This event opened with a keynote speaker followed by several blocks of engaging sessions surrounding innovation and technology. Each session presented a… Read more

  • No, You Choose

    October 19, 2019 by

    As I’ve alluded to in a few previous posts, professional growth and development is something I have learned to highly value and appreciate. I also love the opportunity to work with other educators who feel the same way. When teachers are consistently looking for opportunities to improve students’ experiences, the outcomes always seem to benefit… Read more

  • Hallway Professional Development

    October 5, 2019 by

    One of the things I appreciate most about the administration of Brainerd Baptist School is the commitment to professional development. Whether it’s modeling from the top, designating the necessary funds within the budget, or the consistent mindset of improvement that brings this to life, the culture among the faculty is one of growth and progress.… Read more

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