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Back-to-School Focus on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As the new school year starts for many people, mental health should be a top priority for everyone involved with education. Whether you are a student, a teacher, or a teacher who also takes classes, there are several things you should be doing to take care of yourself.

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Topics: Mental Health, Education

One Key to Being a Good Teacher: Letting Your Students Know You Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people who decide to pursue a career in education do so hoping to make a difference in their students' lives. For some educators, making a difference in their students' lives might feel like an almost overwhelming task. If you are a teacher hoping to do something great for your students, though, it is important to realize that it is often the small things that can make a difference. Ultimately, your students often just need to know that you care. There are several ways you can do this.

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Topics: Education

A Teacher and a Nurse Save a Young Life

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Nathan Campbell will grow up, thanks to his teacher and the school nurse. The kindergartner at Zane North Elementary in Collingswood, New Jersey had only been in school for a few weeks when his teacher noticed something wrong. Kathy Keller had taught his brother and sister, and when Nathan came along there was something "off" about him. He didn't want to go to recess and complained that his leg hurt.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

88 Year Old Proves You Are Never Too Old to Further Your Education

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As people get older, if they have not already completed a college education, sometimes they make excuses about why it is too late. Maybe they begin to feel that it is not worth their time or like they like they missed their chance to get a degree. That was not the case for 88-year-old Horace Sheffield, a Georgia man who recently graduated from Shorter University with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies. Sheffield started college in 1960 but dropped out in 1965 just a few credits short of graduating.

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Topics: Education

Celebrating Teacher's Day - May 9, 2017

Posted by Brian Spence on May 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The influence teachers have on young minds can't be overstated. From the first step you take into a classroom, you will spend more hours with your teacher than you will with your family.

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Topics: Education

Shake Up Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people have a favorite former teacher. Typically, these educators left their mark because they formed trusting relationships with their students and taught with genuine care. These educators taught in a way that built relationships and demonstrated interest in the lives of their students, not just their homework score. While schools are careful of physical touch, for obvious reasons, a handshake is a great way to create a connection and foster relationship.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

The Cost of Caring -- Why Teachers Are Stressed

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Business is business; but when you are in the business of dealing with children, it's hard to keep your emotions in check. Teaching is a profession that attracts naturally compassionate folks. With a genuine sense of social concern and commitment, their desire is to work with young minds to change the world through education. No one becomes an educator for the money.

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Topics: Education

Mental Health Training -- What Every Teacher Needs To Know

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Teachers often spend more time with children than parents do, so why are most teachers not trained in mental health disorders? Sure they are underpaid, but at the end of the day, educators teach because they have a passion for helping children learn.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Education

Singing a Final Goodbye to a Teacher

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 24, 2016 11:54:35 AM

Stories of chaos, and even violence, in the classroom are all too common. Teachers are frustrated with the lack of respect from kids and lack of support from parents and administrators; it's easy to be discouraged.

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Topics: Education

An Extra Special Wedding For a Special Education Teacher

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

People get married every day. Every wedding is unique. But who needs five flower girls and three ring bearers? Louisville teacher, Kinsey French, did. She couldn't imagine getting married without including all the students in her special education class at Christian Academy Rock Creek. Along with her niece and her fiance's nephew, her six Down Syndrome students led the way down the aisle for the teacher they all love.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

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