All posts by Guest Author

Looking Back on Summer English Camps

Sharing the Love of Jesus We had a great summer for TeachBeyond English Camps. Between mid-June and the end of August, 2015 we had camps in Eurasia, Germany, Moldova, the Philippines, Portugal, and Switzerland. We shared the love of Jesus with hundreds of young people while teaching them English. Over 100 staff from North America […]



Preparing the Soil for Learning

What makes teaching effective? How do we prepare the learning “soil” for instruction that sticks in the classroom? Traditionally, classrooms have followed a historic model of teaching involving teacher-centered instruction or lecture. Questioning for comprehension by the teacher, practice on the skill independently to solidify the concept by the student, and a homework assignment to […]


Transform-ed: Relationship-driven, Community-wide

From a teacher in West Africa:   A group of us foreign teachers played a soccer match against some of our school’s national staff. The majority of our national workers are from a Muslim background, so it was an awesome time to show unity and God’s love. What an opportunity to begin making friends. Along […]





Use Questions: Help Your Students Connect God’s World and Word

In previous OnPractice posts, we’ve discussed the importance of asking questions in the classroom[1]. This week’s post, adapted from Michael Essenberg’s curriculum Connect God’s World and Word, discusses the important role that questioning can have in helping students connect what they are learning to the larger story of God and His work in the world[2]. […]


Right Questions–Big Question Guide

If teachers are being transformed by their understanding of God and His purposes, they will have a transforming impact on their students.  As they look at what they teach from the radically different perspective revealed in the Bible, their excitement about the meaning and purpose of “common” things will be contagious.  Their thankful spirit will […]