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Teach 4 the Heart

In the Teach 4 the Heart podcast, Linda Kardamis will give you the ideas & inspiration you need to overcome your teaching challenges & 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.
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Dec 10, 2018

Living a balanced life can feel impossible as a teacher, but it's not. Join us to discover two secrets all balanced teachers know - and how you can implement them, too.

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

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

Nov 26, 2018

This special episode shares a lesson from our new course Beyond Classroom Management. Join us to discover how to guide students to solve their own problems. The results: a smoother-running classroom and kids that are better prepared to face the challenges of life.

Find out more about Beyond Classroom Management at www.teach4theheart.com/beyond

Check out our newest article 40+ Bell Work Ideas for Every Class at www.teach4theheart.com/bellwork

 

Nov 5, 2018

Are transitions a bit chaotic in your classroom? Join us to discover 7 tips to reduce disruptions and make your transitions more smooth.

Get note & links at www.teach4theheart.com/transitions

Join our FREE 5-Day Classroom Management Tune-Up at www.teach4theheart.com/tuneup

 

Oct 29, 2018

Join us in a FREE 5-Day Classroom Management Tune-Up that will give you simple, no-prep strategies to cut down on the distractions and restore your students’ focus.

Sign up for free at www.teach4theheart.com/tuneup

Oct 22, 2018

Giving students choices can help them be more engaged and responsible for their own learning. But how exactly should this work? In this episode, we explore twenty student choice ideas - and tips for how to share and delegate control without abdicating it. 

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

Oct 3, 2018

Join us as I share lessons and insights from my time back in the classroom this past month.

Links mentioned:

https://kahoot.com/

https://mymathlight.com/

http://teacherspayteachers.com/store/teach-4-the-heart

 

Sep 10, 2018

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

Aug 27, 2018

Some teachers tend to embrace new ideas and strategies while others cling to old ones. But the truth is that we shouldn’t judge a strategy based on its age – and the most effective classrooms are a wonderful combination of the best new ideas and the most effective old ones.

Join the conversation at www.teach4theheart.com/oldornew

 

Aug 20, 2018

Have you ever considered flipping your classroom – where instead of teaching during class and sending practice home for homework, you flip it and ask students to watch a lesson at home and then practice or do an activity together in class?

Here’s ten reasons you should definitely try a flipped classroom – at least once or twice.

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

 

Aug 13, 2018

The Supreme Court recently ruled on the case Janus v. AFSCME, determining that teachers (and all public employees) can no longer be forced to join the union. David Schmus, director of Christian Educators Association, joins us to explain the case and the new rights it gives public school teachers regarding union membership.

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

Find out more about CEAI at www.teach4theheart.com/ceai

 

Aug 6, 2018

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

 

Jul 30, 2018

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 23, 2018

Students face so many challenges today, and we as teachers often feel inadequate to truly help. Sometimes our efforts seem like a drop in the bucket compared to what they need. 

But as we discuss today with Ashley Ogal of We Teach Joy, God is more than able, and He has placed us in those students’ lives for a reason. We are called to be an example, to plant seeds in their hearts, and to intercede for them in prayer.

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

Jul 16, 2018

My first year of teaching I made a tiny mistake that had HUGE consequences – both for me and my students.

In this episode, we discuss the tiny back-to-school mistake that could ruin your whole year – and how to avoid it.

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

Join us in our FREE Back-to-School Classroom Management Solutions training at www.teach4theheart.com/training

 

Jul 9, 2018

When a good question in our Christian teachers' Facebook group started garnering comments about religious tolerance and how we are all worshipping the same God, I figured it was time we talked "face-to-face."

This special edition of the Teach 4 the Heart podcast includes the audio from a Facebook live we recently did where we discussion why Jesus is the only way to God, whether or not “tolerance” should be a priority for followers of Christ, a what all this means for us as Christian teachers. Hope you’ll find it helpful.

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

Jun 25, 2018

Ever wish someone else could take over at least some of your responsibilities!? Well, maybe your students can!

Listen as Angela Watson (creator of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek) shares how to use meaningful classroom jobs to not only save you time and energy but also give ownership & responsibility back to your students (yes, even in secondary!)

Get the Classroom Jobs List at www.teach4theheart.com/delegate 

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

 

Jun 18, 2018

Have you ever arrived at the end of the summer and felt that you’d wasted way too much of it? 

In this week’s episode, Elizabeth Chapman joins us to discuss how to create a summer of rest, memories and (at least some) productivity. You’ll love these practical tips – specifically designed for teacher moms, but certainly applicable to anyone.

Get notes, pictures, and links at www.teach4theheart.com/moms

Find out more about Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club at www.teach4theheart.com/40hourteacher

Jun 11, 2018

Did you spend the whole year feeling tired and exhausted? Wishing you had more energy?

Join us to discover 5 Biblical truths that will help you not only prevent burnout but also teach with energy & passion all year long.

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

 

May 21, 2018

We all want to be good teachers, but does that mean we have to work crazy hours to make that happen?

If being a good teacher requires “putting in the time,” how much time is that exactly? And is there a place for balance?

We answer these questions – and more – in this week’s episode.

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

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

May 14, 2018

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 7, 2018

As teachers are so busy, with so much on our plates, that it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day craziness and lose sight of the big picture.

That’s why it’s so helpful to stop and reflect – to clarify where you’re at, where you want to change, and next steps for continued growth.

Get our free guided self-reflection at www.teach4theheart.com/reflect

 

Apr 30, 2018

Ever thought about trying project based learning but didn’t know where to start – or whether it was worth the time & effort? 

Join us as Vicki Davis (aka the Cool Cat Teacher) shares why project based learning is so powerful, how to get started, and tips to do so effectively.

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

Grab your copy of Take Heart & Teach at www.teach4theheart.com/takeheart

 

Apr 23, 2018

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 16, 2018

Do you love teaching but hate all the struggles that come with it? Could you use some encouragement, new ideas, and a fresh perspective?

Join us as we take heart, renew our minds, and discover how to truly thrive in this adventure we call teaching. 

Grab your copy at www.teach4theheart.com/takeheart

Apr 9, 2018

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

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