Wherever I travel I make a point of visiting local campuses, or “learning sites.”
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 […]
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 […]
We just celebrated St Patrick’s Day, which reminded me that several years ago a provocatively entitled book upset conventional wisdom. It was Thomas Cahill’s, How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe. Those of us with an Irish heritage didn’t […]
“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. […]
Many positions do not require teacher certification.
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. […]
How do we go about sharing our faith when we can’t do so overtly?
The Centre can define, develop, and promote the kind of holistic transformational education that TeachBeyond is seeking to offer.