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February 2015

So You Want to Work in a Healthy Workplace?

Let’s say you’re looking for a teaching position. You want to work in an excellent workplace—a healthy workplace, a workplace where you [...]

Decreasing Stress in the Classroom

Colton sits with his head down on his desk catching a few extra minutes of sleep. Anna chews absentmindedly on the end [...]

When the Unthinkable Happens: Crisis Response in the Christian School

Parents drop off their children at a Christian school entrusting those most precious to them to the guidance, care, and supervision of [...]

Teacher Self-Care

Twenty years has elapsed since I was a classroom teacher, but I remember the anticipation and excitement that accompanied the beginning of [...]

I Hear the Chickadee Calling

Once the first snow flies, there is a hum of activity around the various bird feeders outside our windows. In November, a [...]

Songs Sung Blue: Everybody Knows One

Teachers don’t typically rely on pop tunes for advice, at least not Neil Diamond. This, however, might be an exception, especially if [...]

Managing Stress

In keeping with this issue’s focus, John sent out the following question to the members of the panel: Based on your experience [...]

Of Meatballs and Moustaches, or The Ferret, the Wrench, and the Board Probe

Bedlam Christian School had been closed for four days after the accident. This was their first day back. A glum and heavily [...]

Understanding and Overcoming Self-Harm

This article first appeared in the Fall 2014 Shalem Digest, published by the Shalem Mental Health Network. It is reprinted here with [...]

Healthy Workplaces

We have all seen it—students who are overwhelmed by discouragement at their inability to “meet the standard” expected of them in their [...]

Cultivating Grace-Shaped Communities

“Forty percent of the students in my senior-level university class have diagnosed mental health disorders,” she said quietly, “and I have an [...]