Samples of New Content in the
Resource Kit, 5Th Edition

New to the 5th Edition are the following school improvement topics

  1. Establishing an Annual School Theme – Contained are seven different school themes along with PowerPoint presentations for each theme.

  2. Improving Customer Service – There are six articles in this section along with a PowerPoint presentation that can be modified to show to your staff as part of a professional development program.  There is also a document on Telephone Etiquette.

  3. Improving the Classroom Environment – The authors include copies of a three-part classroom environment assessment along with techniques on how to collect and analyze the data and what to do with the results, such as providing constructive feedback to teachers on how to improve their classroom environment.

  4. Offer a Reconciliation Program – Not all students are perfect; some have to be suspended from attending or asked to withdraw from school. This section shows administrators how to establish and implement a reconciliation program.

  5. Set up an International Student Program - There are many aspects to setting up and maintaining a quality international student program. This segment walks you through the step-by-step process.

  6. Start a Fast-Track Program – This type of program is designed to challenge those who need to be taken beyond the standard school curriculum. It can also be considered much like a gifted and talented program. Specific examples are given on the type of curriculum to include.

  7. Add Character Training – This segment offers a list of character traits and values should be taught in every school. A month-by-month calendar is provided. Teachers can include these traits in their lesson plans, post them on their school web pages, and grade level and division newsletters. 

  8. Offer a Playground Curriculum – Every minute in school is an opportunity for teaching and training. Regardless of the amount of playground equipment a school has, every school can implement a playground curriculum. View this article to see how teachers can implement this curriculum on a daily basis.

  9. Other School Improvement – This segment offers 10 techniques for improving your school. How to close the backdoor, Grade Level Promotion and Retention, Parent Ministry and Recruiting Strategies are just a few of the topics. Includes is importation on a program that can help a school develop a program to need the needs of students with special needs without the cost of professional special education teachers.

Professional Development

New to the 5th Edition are the following Professional Development Topics

  1. Being an Effective Task MasterThree-part PowerPoint presentation

  2. Improving Academic Success – This is a collection of 26 topics along with a PowerPoint presentation on How to Double Your Child’s Grades.

  3. Making a Difference – PowerPoint presentation on how to establish effective relationships with students that leads to changes in their lives.

  4. Tips and Techniques – This includes 1o topics from Student Discipline to Testing Done Right. The is also a PowerPoint on The Importance of Objectives.

  5. How to Establish a Teacher of the Year Program – Included on student, parent and staff surveys and data collection instruments.

  6. How to Create a Master Teacher Program – This section contains the documents needed to establish a Master Teacher Program.

  7. A Few Good Men – This document encourages men to be godly examples.

  8. Publications – There are 12 articles, for example, Back to School Shopping, Christian Education an Investment, Private School Tuition, Tomorrow Needs Your Children and others.

Special Features

 

There are two segments in this section. The first section contains 20 PowerPoint presentations based on the book Spirit-Directed Education. Topics are shown below.

 

The second segment addresses the topic of Spirit-Directed Discipline based on the book by the same title and contains four PowerPoint presentations, and Introduction, Walking in Your Authority, Right-Speaking and Modeling on the part of teachers.

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School Improvement

2o New Powerpoint presentations

 SESSION 1 - Spirit-directed Education: A New Approach

  1. The spirit is the most important part of every student. It is that part that will go into eternity. 

  2. Learn five key concepts important in educating the spirit of a child.

  3. When the spirit is fully trained, it will lead the mind, will, emotions and body into the blessing of God.

  4. Change follows the submission of the will, change requires new ways of thinking, and change requires dealing with a rebellious body

 SESSION 2 - Spirit-directed Education and the Classroom

  1. Seven ingredients needed in the life of a teacher as they establish a Spirit-directed classroom.

  2. Six actions required of a Christian educator in the classroom. 

  3. Four actions needed  to release the anointing and how to avoid the nine hindrances to the anointing. 

  4. Speaking words that bring success, believing the Word of God that you speak, and exercising your authority. 

  5. The seven actions that take place when you release the Holy Spirit to do His work in the classroom.

  6. Five things the Holy Spirit does when you involve Him in your lesson planning. 

 SESSION 3 - Spirit-directed Education and the Teacher

  1. Six expectations of a Spirit-directed teacher and what it means to have the “mind of Christ” and Godly wisdom.

  2. Four reasons to obey the voice of the Holy Spirit and to go beyond sense knowledge, and how to increase your sensitivity to hearing the Holy Spirit. 

  3. Learn the advantages of being filled with the Holy Spirit and how you can receive this gift in three easy steps. 

 SESSION 4 - Spirit-directed Education and the Student

  1. Three factors related to Spirit-directed education and the student. The need for the student to experience salvation, the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, and the importance of renewing the mind. 

  2. Learn how to feed the new nature of your students and train them to hate evil, and to tell the truth. 

  3.  Learn how to establish boundaries and set expectations, create a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, and train students how to properly respond to conviction, and how to surrender their will. 

  4. Help your students know how to recognize the source of their thoughts and what teachers can do to promote the renewing of the student's mind and how to point out errors in thinking. 

  5. Learn how to identify 10 common mistakes in thinking know as cognitive distortions.

  6. Learn about the reacher's role in setting the example in right-speaking, how to speak the Word of God over your students and to encourage students to speak right things over themselves and others.

  7. Learn how to speak words to students that will enhance a positive self-image and foster a  positive spirit-image based on the Word of God. 

 
 

Do you know of a classroom where the teacher is having a difficult time getting student attention? Getting and keeping the attention of students in the classroom is a key action needed to effectively and efficiently teach any task. If it takes 5 minutes per subject to get student attention before he/she begins to teach, by the end of the school year, this teacher would have wasted two weeks of instructional time just getting student attention.

 

How to Become an Effective and Efficient Taskmaster is a three- part PowerPoint presentation that shows teachers how they can become effective taskmasters; not ones that impose a harsh workload for students. But an educator who has become an expert in the techniques needed to train students to complete various tasks. The presentations range from 11 to 16 minutes. There are handouts and a PDF file that follow along with each presentation. 

How to Become an Efficient and Effective Taskmaster

 

One of the most often asked questions of parents during parent conferences is "How can I help my child do better in school? “This is especially true when a child is failing in a particular subject. We know that failing grades affect students for life, as well as their family. Like the parent who came to the school nurse and said, "I'm suffering from a low‑grade infection. Every time I see my son's report card, I get sick. “

Parents are affected when a son or daughter does not score high enough on the college entrance tests; and as a result, they are not accepted into college; and if accepted, their test scores are so low, the scores prevent the student from receiving significant financial aid, leaving parents having to pay. Since content buildings on content, getting good grades starts the first year of school and continues throughout the child’s educational life. 

This PowerPoint shows teachers and parents the six effects of failing grades and what teachers and parents can do to facilitate change.

How to Double a Child's Grades

Helpful Grade/Study and Homework Resources

Although studying is an essential ingredient in being successful in school, it is one of those behaviors that often result in many conflict in the home, as parents attempt to get Johnny and Susie to do their homework, practice their spelling words, prepare for quizzes and tests. For many families, doing homework is a real hassle.  Yet, when properly structured, a quality study time instills self-discipline, good time management skills, and reduces the gap between perceived study time and actual study time. In our survey of over 500 students and their parents regarding the amount of time spent doing homework, there was a 2 to 1- time ratio. That is, when the parent reported that Johnny spent 20 minutes studying and doing homework, Johnny reported 10 minutes. In other words, fifty percent of the time was preoccupied with other behaviors, rather than true study; for example, thinking about other non-homework related things, listening to radio, TV, talking on the phone, manipulating study materials, etc.

 

Making a Difference

All of us interact with students as we encounter them in our classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, parking lot, sports fields and courts, or even off campus. The question to be answered is, "Are our encounters with students really making a difference in their lives?“

"When it comes to influencing young people, recent research proves what most educators already knew; it's all about relationship. As it turns out, teachers' relational skills are overwhelmingly related to student success." (Cultivate)

Making a difference is all about establishing relationships. This PowerPoint is based on the work of the Cultivate Project and summarizes the research on the power of relationships. It gives three strategies that you can use as you work with establishing relationships with students. They are very simple and don't require a whole lot of extra effort. This is an ideal presentation for professional development activity.

 

Spirit-Directed Discipline

​Many behaviors educators label as disciplinary problems, such as rebellion, disrespect, deception, contention, meanness, rudeness and hatred, X are the result of the Devil’s attempt to rob, kill and destroy as we read in John 10:10. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (NIV)

Satan’s goal is more than just to disrupt a peaceful classroom; he plans, to discredit parents, to discourage teachers, to enslave students, parents, and staff in fear, oppression, lust, depression, and bondage; his goal is to destroy their soul.

 

Furthermore, if the devil can create confusion and disharmony in the classroom and entice rebellion or disobedience and strife in the lives of young people, teachers will be unable to accomplish God’s perfect plan for the classroom and students will fall short of God’s best for their lives.

This PowerPoint features some of the content found in Chapter 5 in Spirit-Directed Discipline which presents the power ingredients to discipline -your Spiritual Authority, Weapons, and the Anointing.

 

Tips and Techniques

Are you looking for a tip or technique that will help meet an instructional, behavioral, or spiritual need? If so, check out the proven items contained in our new updated Resource Kit. Below are two samples.

There is Much, Much More

 

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