Entries by Becky Hunsberger

Exit Slips: Your Ticket to Closure

Since the pacing of even our most well-planned lessons can be so easily interrupted, what can we do? Exit slips allow teachers the flexibility to bring closure to a lesson at any point—a helpful tool for those days when the time has gotten away from you.

Learning is Fun!

When was the last time you approached life as a learner? Can you remember the feeling of curiosity that drove you to press deeper into some topic, to ask questions that would push past the obvious and help you make connections to other areas of life? For me, this happened last weekend as I watched […]

Asking the Right Question

  I was recently at a conference where I got to chatting with one of our TeachBeyond missionaries—R—who related a conversation about faith matters she’d just had with several of the grade 12 students at her school. The students would bring up an issue, and R would ask them a question about it. This happened […]

Thinking in an “On-Demand” World

Our world is increasingly fast-paced. Everything around us, from drive-in restaurants to on-line media-streaming services, caters to our desire to have what we want right now. Even our phones, with their magic genies—Alexa, Siri, Cortana—answer our questions within moments. We live in an “on-demand” world. It is no wonder that in this context, our students […]

Congeniality as a Classroom Value

This academic year, every other issue of OnPractice has focused on the practical way TeachBeyond’s stated values play out within the classroom. Some of these values are easy to apply: what teacher doesn’t want their classroom to reflect creativity and integrity? Others, such as holiness, have been a bit more challenging to pin down. Such […]

Love for Others, God’s Way

Susan was distracted all morning. Not her normal self, she couldn’t seem to start working and played with her crayons during directions. She talked to her neighbor during work time. Mrs. Jenkins corrected Susan some, but mostly watched and let it go as just an odd day for Susan. At lunch, Mrs. Jenkins had her […]

Integrity: Teaching Via Example

As teachers, our influence extends far beyond our handling of the taught curriculum. In fact, often the most enduring impact that we make comes from the hidden curriculum that we model on a daily basis. This hidden curriculum is made up of our values and the way we act on them. It is here that […]