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In the Teach 4 the Heart podcast, Linda Kardamis shares ideas and inspiration to help you overcome your teaching challenges and make a lasting difference in your students’ lives. Designed for Christian teachers in both public and private schools, Teach 4 the Heart strives to present every discussion from a Biblical perspective.Season 1 will discuss classroom management. Future season's topics TBA but will likely include work/life balance, how our faith should affect our teaching, and more.

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In the Teach 4 the Heart podcast, Linda Kardamis shares ideas and inspiration to help you overcome your teaching challenges and make a lasting difference in your students’ lives. Designed for Christian teachers in both public and private schools, Teach 4 the Heart strives to present every discussion from a Biblical perspective.Season 1 will discuss classroom management. Future season's topics TBA but will likely include work/life balance, how our faith should affect our teaching, and more.

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Great for Christian teachers

By D'AnneMcM - Aug 14 2019
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This podcast is great for Christian teachers whether teaching in public school or a Christian school. Very practical tips in each show.

Refreshing

By MrsP26 - Jul 22 2019
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I have found this really encouraging to listen to. I’m returning to the classroom after burning out 4 years ago, and this has been so helpful as I prepare to be a more balanced teacher this time around.

iTunes Ratings

102 Ratings
Average Ratings
85
6
7
2
2

Great for Christian teachers

By D'AnneMcM - Aug 14 2019
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This podcast is great for Christian teachers whether teaching in public school or a Christian school. Very practical tips in each show.

Refreshing

By MrsP26 - Jul 22 2019
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I have found this really encouraging to listen to. I’m returning to the classroom after burning out 4 years ago, and this has been so helpful as I prepare to be a more balanced teacher this time around.

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In the Teach 4 the Heart podcast, Linda Kardamis shares ideas and inspiration to help you overcome your teaching challenges and make a lasting difference in your students’ lives. Designed for Christian teachers in both public and private schools, Teach 4 the Heart strives to present every discussion from a Biblical perspective.Season 1 will discuss classroom management. Future season's topics TBA but will likely include work/life balance, how our faith should affect our teaching, and more.

#111: 30 Powerful Classroom Management Strategies You Can Implement Right Away

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Looking for some tried and true classroom management strategies that will actually work in your classroom?  Join us in this episode to discover 30 powerful classroom management strategies you can implement right away.

Get notes and links at www.teach4theheart.com/strategies

Mar 11 2019

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#119: 5 Easy Classroom Organization Ideas

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Classroom organization cuts down on so many problems, but sometimes it's easier said than done. Join us for a conversation with Kelly of the Simply Organized teacher, where she shares 5 tips for organizing your classroom - and simple routines to keep it that way all year long. 

Get notes, links, & resources at www.teach4theheart.com/organized

Jul 01 2019

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#118: How Elizabeth Went from Barely Surviving to Thriving as a Balanced Teacher

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In this episode, we speak with Elizabeth Chapman, high school English teacher & mom of two.

Two years ago, she experienced her what she considers her worst year as a teacher – overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. But this past year, she reports, was possibly her best yet! What made the difference? She shares her secrets – and some amazing tips for all of us – in this enlightening and encouraging conversation.

Find out more about the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek at www.teach4theheart.com/40hourteacher

Jun 17 2019

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Teach Uplifted

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Teaching can be overwhelming, but that doesn't mean you have to be perpetually frustrated.

Join us in Teach Uplifted to renew your passion for teaching by finding joy & peace in Christ.

Get all the details or join now at www.teachuplifted.com.

Sep 27 2017

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#123: Hope for the Overwhelmed Teacher

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Surrounded by a plethora of challenges, it’s easy to become frustrated, stressed, and even burnt out as a teacher. Join us for an inspiring conversation with Jackie Matthews to discover how to rise up out of frustrations and find the source of your power and strength.

Get notes and links at www.teach4theheart.com/power

Register for the free Christian Educators Virtual Summit at www.ChristianEducatorsSummit.com

Aug 26 2019

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#120: 4 Secrets to a Stronger Classroom Community

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The stronger our classroom community, the more likely our students are to succeed. But how exactly do we create that thriving learning environment? Join us as we discuss 4 strategies to develop a strong classroom community. 

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/community

Reserve your spot in one of the free trainings at www.teach4theheart.com/trainings

Jul 15 2019

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#129: Facing Conflict as a Teacher: Gospel Truths to Speak to Your Heart

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When we face conflict as a teacher, we can easily get bogged down and discouraged. That’s when we must speak truth to our own hearts, renewing our minds in the Gospel.

Join us as we walk through eight key truths that will reorient our thinking and allow us to serve with joy, even amidst conflict.

Bookmark this lists of truths at www.teach4theheart.com/truth.

Nov 11 2019

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#75: 7 Things that Will Rob You of Your Joy as a Teacher

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Despite the many challenges we face as teachers, we have a choice to either enjoy our time teaching or allow ourselves to be miserable.

In this episode, we discuss 7 things that will try to steal our joy – and how to keep them from doing it.

Get the notes at www.teach4theheart.com/rob

Links mentioned in this episode:

Classroom Management MiniCourse: www.teach4theheart.com/minicourse

Classroom Management 101: www.teach4theheart.com/cm101

Teach Uplifted: www.teachuplifted.com

Teach Uplifted Devotions book: www.teach4theheart.com/devotions

Feb 12 2018

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#114: Why You Should View Teaching as a Ministry

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Teaching is more than just a job. It's a calling and unique privilege. And as Christian teachers, it takes on even more significance as we realize God has placed us right where we are for a reason. Join us as we discuss why we should view teaching as a ministry and some practical examples of what that looks like.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/ministry.

Get the free Teach with Faith training at www.teach4theheart.com/teachwithfaith

Join our free 21-Day Prayer Challenge at www.teach4theheart.com/prayerchallenge

Apr 22 2019

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#87: The Simple (but uncommon) Solution to Your Teacher Stress & Anxiety

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Just because stress, anxiety, and worry are super common amongst teachers doesn't mean they should be the norm in our lives.  God desires something radically different for His children. 

Join us as we discuss a simple, but uncommon, solution to your teacher stress and anxiety – one that isn’t at all about how we can fix the problem – but about the freedom we find in trusting God through it all.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/trust.

Find out more about Teach Uplifted at www.teachuplifted.com

May 14 2018

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#95: 10 Things to Do Before School Starts

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The first day of school will be here before we know it. Here’s ten things we as teachers should do before that first bell rings.

Get notes and links at www.teach4theheart.com/10things

Jul 30 2018

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#96: 7 Bad Habits of Ineffective Teachers

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We can all think back on some bad teachers we’ve sat under – teachers whose bad habits make us cringe with the memory.

But rather than criticize or point fingers, let’s examine some of these bad habits to ensure we don’t fall into them ourselves.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/badhabits

Aug 06 2018

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#79: Is it Too Late to Improve My Classroom Management?

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Come 4th quarter of the school year, you might wonder if it’s too late to improve your classroom management. Should you just survive this year and try again next fall?

The answer is an emphatic NO. Listen to discover why now is the best time to work on improving your classroom management.

Join us for the free Classroom Management Solutions training at www.teach4theheart.com/training  

Mar 12 2018

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#121: Trauma Sensitive Teaching

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Too many students have been impacted by trauma, and sometimes we as educators wonder how to best help them.

Join us for an important conversation with Dr. Janyne McConnaughey as we discuss what trauma responses might look like, what our response should be, and how to create a trauma sensitive classroom.

Get notes and links at www.teach4theheart.com/trauma

Jul 29 2019

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#83: How to Know God’s Plan in Decision-Making

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Whether we’re making big decisions like where to teach next year or everyday decisions like how to handle a rude coworker, we need God to guide us in them.

Join us as we discover how to discern God’s plan and follow His leading in both big and everyday decisions.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/guidance

 Find out more about Teach Uplifted at www.teachuplifted.com

Apr 09 2018

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#84: Let’s Pray: 30 Prayers We Should Pray as Christian Teachers

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Prayer is truly the most important work we can do as Christian teachers.

Join us as we pray together through 30 prayer requests for our students, our schools, and ourselves as their teachers.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/pray

Join our 21-day prayer challenge at www.teach4theheart.com/prayerchallenge

Apr 23 2018

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QT: The Simplest Way to Ensure All Students Learn

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Do you have important facts or information all students need to master? Reciting information out loud is the simplest way to ensure all students learn it. Join us to discover how to incorporate recitation and memory work into your day without it becoming dull or boring.

Nov 14 2019

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#55: 5 Common Back-to-School Mistakes You'll Regret All Year (S5E7 Growth)

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The first week of school can make or break your entire year. Start off right, and it's (relatively) smooth sailing. But if you make some of these common mistakes, you'll pay for it all year long.

Listen as we discuss 5 common back-to-school mistakes - and how to avoid them.

Notes & links: www.teach4theheart.com/mistakes

Other Links:

Classroom Management 101: www.teach4theheart.com/cm101

Classroom Procedure that Will Save Your Sanity

How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow

Christian Educators' Association International (professional liability insurance & more): www.teach4theheart.com/insurance 

Jul 24 2017

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#100: How to Keep the Noise Level Down During Independent Work

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Keeping an appropriate noise level during independent and group work can be a huge challenge. In this episode, we discuss seven tips to keep kids quiet and focused during these times. 

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/noise

Get the FREE Classroom Management MiniCourse at www.teach4theheart.com/minicourse

Sep 10 2018

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#78: 4 Questions to Know When to Give Grace in the Classroom

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Ever struggle to find the right balance between grace and consequences?

In this episode, we discuss four questions to help you know, as a Christian teacher, when to give grace in your classroom.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/grace

Grab Create Your Dream Classroom at www.teach4theheart.com/dreamclassroom

Mar 05 2018

14mins

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What to Do When You Don’t Finish Everything You Wanted To

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Our to-do list can feel overwhelming, but you’ll feel so much better (and less stressed) when you create manageable daily to-do lists. Listen for a special tip for what to do when you don’t finish every item on your list (this will make a huge difference in your outlook & mental energy.)

Find out more about the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Fast Track program at www.teach4theheart.com/40hourteacher

Dec 05 2019

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You’ll Immediately Feel Less Stressed When You Do This

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Every time I feel stressed I’m immediately helped by getting my thoughts out of my head and on to paper. Discover why this works and if you’re stressed, take five minutes to try it now.

Find out more about the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Fast Track program at www.teach4theheart.com/40hourteacher

Dec 02 2019

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QT: A Psalm of Thanksgiving

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It’s Thanksgiving time! Join us for a brief moment of praise, thanksgiving, and prayer.

Nov 28 2019

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#130: Building Classroom Community with Positivity Project

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Amy Stohs, a 6th grade teacher from Virginia, joins us to talk about the Positivity Project, an exciting movement that helps grow students character and build classroom community. Join us to discover simple ways to engage your students in discussions about character, positivity, and the truth that other people matter. 

Get notes and links at www.teach4theheart.com/p2

Nov 25 2019

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QT: How to Save Time with Keyboard Shortcuts

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Whenever you work at your computer, you can save time by using keyboard shortcuts. I share a few of my favorites in this quick thought episode. View the list and try them for yourself at www.teach4theheart.com/keyboard.  

Nov 21 2019

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QT: Master Your To-Do List with This Small Adjustment

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Are you overwhelmed by your mile long to-do list? Discover a simple framework that will help you focus on what matters most and feel better about what you’ve accomplished (all without taking any more time out of your day).

Nov 18 2019

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QT: The Simplest Way to Ensure All Students Learn

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Do you have important facts or information all students need to master? Reciting information out loud is the simplest way to ensure all students learn it. Join us to discover how to incorporate recitation and memory work into your day without it becoming dull or boring.

Nov 14 2019

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#129: Facing Conflict as a Teacher: Gospel Truths to Speak to Your Heart

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When we face conflict as a teacher, we can easily get bogged down and discouraged. That’s when we must speak truth to our own hearts, renewing our minds in the Gospel.

Join us as we walk through eight key truths that will reorient our thinking and allow us to serve with joy, even amidst conflict.

Bookmark this lists of truths at www.teach4theheart.com/truth.

Nov 11 2019

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QT: Maybe “Lazy” Students Are Actually Frustrated

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Sometimes we write off students as lazy when they’re actually frustrated, anxious, or discouraged. But when we start to address their true concerns, we may start to finally see improvement.

Nov 07 2019

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QT: Make Small Group Discussion More Impactful with This Simple Process

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Do certain students dominate discussions while others sit silently? Discover how easy it is to use talking chips to moderate small group discussion and make it more equitable and effective.

Nov 04 2019

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QT: A Go-To Response When You’re Not Sure What to Do

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We’ve all been there – a student does something inappropriate that we need to address, but it’s unexpected and we aren’t sure what to do. Listen to discover why the phrase “I’m going to have to do something about that” is so powerful.

Oct 31 2019

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#128: 7 Tips for Constructive IEP Meetings

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No matter what role you play at school, you’re going to love these tips for constructive IEP meetings.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/iepmeetings

Oct 28 2019

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QT: 3 Private Ways to Give Warnings & Curb Disruptions

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A warning system can be a great tool to cut out disruptions in your class, but what if we want to avoid public forms like a behavior chart or writing names on the board? In this quick though episode, I share three simple ways to give warnings privately – without interrupting the flow of your teaching.

Get the free Classroom Management MiniCourse at www.teach4theheart.com/minicourse .

Oct 24 2019

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QT: Don’t Lower Your Expectations

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When students aren’t meeting our expectations, we can be tempted to lower them. But this isn’t always a good idea. Discover why in this quick thought episode.

Oct 21 2019

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QT: Pairing Rewards with Intrinsic Motivation

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We can make tangible rewards so much more meaningful by pairing them with intrinsic motivation. Listen to discover how.

Find out more about Classroom Management 101 at www.teach4theheart.com/cm101.

Oct 17 2019

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#127: How to Respond to a Difficult Administrator (or Coworker)

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As a teacher, we crave support from our administrators and coworkers. But, unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and sometimes these relationships are strained. Join us to discover how to respond to a difficult administrator (or coworker) – spiritual, emotionally, and practically.

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/difficult.

Oct 14 2019

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QT: Integrating a Biblical Worldview Across All Subjects

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At our Christian Educators Virtual Summit, Eric Reenders presented a simple framework to help students develop a Biblical worldview. The key – using questions (and not giving the answers!)

Get the list of focus questions at www.teach4theheart.com/worldviewquestions.

Join our free encore weekend of the Christian Educators Virtual Summit at www.christianeducatorssummit.com.

Get Eric’s book Rooftop Perspectives at https://amzn.to/2KCDJHg.*

*affiliate link

Oct 10 2019

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QT: Practices to Overcome Anxiety

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At our Christian Educators Virtual Summit, JP Moreland did an incredible session on Responding Biblically to the Crisis of Anxiety. In this session, he taught how we can use practices and habits to retrain our brain and, in time, overcome anxiety.

Join our free encore weekend of the Christian Educators Virtual Summit at www.christianeducatorssummit.com.

Get JP’s book Finding Quiet at https://amzn.to/31CgiTO.*

*affiliate link

Oct 07 2019

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QT: What Truth Do You Want Your Students to Remember?

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One of my favorite takeaways from the Christian Educators Virtual Summit was about choosing an important phrase to repeat over and over to your students – helping them internalize an important truth. Listen to hear how it works.

Join our free encore weekend of the Christian Educators Virtual Summit at www.christianeducatorssummit.com.

Oct 03 2019

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#126: Navigating Gender Identity with Truth & Love (Part 2)

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As Christian educators, we may struggle to know how to respond to questions of gender identity. In this episode, you’ll discover how to work out a Biblical understanding of gender to interact with wisdom, truth, and love. 

Get notes & links at www.teach4theheart.com/gender2

Find out more about the Christian Educators Virtual Summit at www.christianeducatorssummit.com  

Sep 30 2019

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