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The Christmas Homework

Sue Gober | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Sue Gober

My assignment for the 2015 Christmas season to you is this: Find a Christmas object and DON'T pack it up or put it away. Keep it out front where you will see it every day to remind you of the birth of our Savior. Just don't let it get lost in the mundane clutter of life like I did. This is the best gift you can give yourself this year.

College Students Ban Texting During Class

Sue Gober | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

Today was the first day of class for the Fall 2015 semester at our university. I am in the School of Education and help train the pre-service teachers. I thought it was an awesome start because our elementary/early childhood majors were excited, enthusiastic, energetic and talkative.

What's Missing in the Elementary Classroom?

Sue Gober | Posted 06.27.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

My student teachers are teaching in classrooms where the teachers are not sitting at desks and students are not using textbooks! There it was... right in front of me.

Success Means Putting Others First

Sue Gober | Posted 04.13.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

I am obsessed with soft skills, or rather the lack of soft skills. After writing an earlier blog about soft skills for teachers, I started looking around at others who had great soft skills, but what I noticed were the people who had almost none at all.

Top 5 Essential Skills for Teachers

Sue Gober | Posted 03.09.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

I sent an email to all of my student teachers recently, asked them to please hit reply, and then quickly list the five most important soft skills needed by teachers.

Random? No Chance!

Troy Henderson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion
Troy Henderson

It is not reasonable to me, nor do I believe, that anything is random or happens by chance. In fact, it is perfectly reasonable to me, and I firmly believe, that every effect has a cause -- even if no one except God can comprehend this cause.

Top 10 Guide to Professional Dress for Student Teachers

Sue Gober | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Are you student teaching this semester? A quick look in the mirror might be the most important thing you do all day.

A Teacher's Supply List: A Rug, a Lamp, and a Plant

Sue Gober | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

I asked a group of elementary and secondary students this question: "What should teachers be doing right now to get ready for the first day of school?" Their answers may surprise you as much as they surprised me.

Lessons Learned in a College Classroom: Call Me By Name... Please?

Sue Gober | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Let me set the scene: End of the semester. Busy students. Busy professors. Missed work is due -- in some cases, past due. True story pulled from my ...

The Power of a Three-by-Five Index Card

Sue Gober | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Sue Gober

As I sat on the couch reading index card after index card filled with personal information that my students wanted me to know about them, I wondered if they would really get it -- that real learning occurs through personal relationships.