There is a Filipino word that beautifully describes how being unified and working together helps accomplish great things. Bayanihan, which literally means being in a bayan (group/community), reflects the underlying understanding that the collective whole is better than an individual. Last year, Faith Academy had the theme “Better Together”. We emphasized the importance of working […]
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We are exploring four foundational pillars of what we mean by transformational education this year. A couple of months ago, we talked about step one: Becoming all that God intends. Now for step two: Excellent Educational Environments. As we pursue God’s intentions for each learner, how can we create excellent educational environments that bring transformational […]
When “Zahra” (name changed) was five years old her family left Afghanistan, hoping to provide a safe life and future for them.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. That kid over there says weird stuff. This kid always needs the teacher’s help. The kid in the corner seems to overreact all the time. And that kid flaps his arms when he gets excited. How many times have we thought “My students make fun of the […]
Why did you go into teaching? I can guess that it was not because you like to grade papers, clean your classroom or make phone calls home to parents. In fact, you might say those tasks are necessary evils of our work as teachers. Have you ever stopped to consider how our Christian worldview informs […]
TeachBeyond President David Durance talks about the need for more teachers to serve globally, the trend for national teachers to serve in their home countries, and the increasing number of cross-cultural teachers who come from outside North America.
Most global aid groups don’t prioritize education, especially not over food, health aid, or shelter. That’s where TeachBeyond steps in, providing educational opportunities to children at risk.
The goal of teaching should be to create beauty; this is a role that goes beyond a set of rules or a list of words or calculations.
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