In many school settings, the end of December and/or beginning of January are characterized by a review of the learning that has been done throughout the semester. There are many fun ways to review material ranging from simple to complex in nature. Here are some suggestions for review games and resources that can be adapted […]
Book Feature Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning. David I. Smith, James K. A. Smith, eds. New York: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishers, 2011. What would happen if educators decided to allow Christian practices to shape the way they approached classroom pedagogy? That is the premise of a collection of essays, Teaching and Christian […]
As teachers, we desire more for our students than to simply move through the curriculum. We want to instill in our students the skills necessary to engage real world issues with discernment. We hope to impart critical thinking skills that will allow our students to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the information and ideas that they […]
After three years of preparation, the first official three-day Godly Play Core Training event saw eight trainees graduate as fully-fledged Godly Play storytellers in October, 2013.
If you live in Manitoba, consider coming to one of our fall meetings! Not only will you get a good meal, but you’ll be inspired by how God is using TeachBeyond in 32 countries and counting.
Evaluation, grading, and assessment are an integral part of our vocation as teachers. So much of what we do revolves around, or is influenced by, our assessment and evaluation practices. I that it makes sense for us to examine these practices in light of a Biblical view of teaching and learning. In their book, A […]
The North American leadership meetings, held in Chicago in early October, have come and gone. Now we’re in the praying, further planning, and implementation stage. Note: It’s always the praying stage.
“There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” Really? Teachers often say this familiar line as a way to invite their students to ask whatever is on their mind – which, as we all know, can be a minefield. However, our focus in this On Practice is not on student questions, but on teacher-directed questions. As teachers, […]
The TeachBeyond North American leadership has been meeting for the past week in Chicago to talk about strategy, to evaluate where we are, and to plan for the future. Sometimes, though, it’s more than just a lot of talk and strategizing. Look who got together: all these guys were coaches at one time or another […]
From a teacher in Europe: We who are safe forget the risks some take to bring Christ to the nations. Some of my boarding students were recounting stories of how their parents are working in difficult and, in some cases, dangerous situations. They are facing political turmoil, the aftermath of natural disasters, and/or religious persecution […]