10 May 2017 The third grade class, seated in a circle around the Desert Bag, were coming to the end of the Godly Play lesson of “The Ark and the Tent.” Our tent was a reconstructed shoe box, painted gold, with large pieces cut out so that the children could see inside. The items were […]
This issue of OnPractice is taking a slightly different format than normal as we hear from one of our school leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Heritier Fima will share with us his perspective on what Transformational Education looks like. A complete transcript (in English) can be found after the video. I want […]
Have you ever used a PowerPoint, Prezi, or other slideshow presentation in your classroom? Chances are that the answer is yes—particularly if you teach upper level subjects which are heavy on content. In theory, slide shows are a great instructional tool. Unfortunately, in practice, many slide presentations can actually work against student engagement. To avoid […]
We teach who we are. As Christians, we should allow the Bible to shape our identity, relationships, priorities, etc. If scripture changes us, then the way we teach should also change. Therefore, we should “aspire to ‘incarnate’ the biblical vision, living it out in the day to day interactions of the classroom.” A helpful way […]
Here are tools that teachers can use to help students develop intellectual virtues.
“TeachBeyond teachers are ‘born again’ teachers – that is, teachers who themselves have been transformed and filled with God’s Holy Spirit to become empowered for a ministry of transformation.” It wasn’t yet 8 a.m., and it had already been a difficult day. So when Levi came to school late and out of dress code—again—I snapped. […]
Here are four questions I ask myself while planning activities that use play to teach.
For the Christian educator, be that person a teacher or leader, the primary goal of teaching and learning is to present everyone mature in Christ. Christian education fosters maturity in Christ, preparing students for both life beyond school and eternity, for honouring and glorifying God. The first Scriptural underpinning for this is the Great Commission. […]
Integral units focus on a topic instead of a subject, incorporating different aspects of Creation.
How do we go about sharing our faith when we can’t do so overtly?