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Rethinking School Discipline

“Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good, but to make dead people alive.” This quote by Ravi Zacharias is one of my favorites. Christian schools all over the world must be radically different from any other kind of school environment for this very reason: we exist to bring life!

Your Classroom, a Home Away from Home

The beginning of the year is an exciting time! It marks new beginnings and, for most teachers, a classroom to create as a home away from home. According Reggio Emilio, the classroom environment is the “third teacher” (with teacher and children being teachers one and two)[1]. So setting up a classroom with care and intentionality […]

The Joy of Teaching God-Worship

Can you identify times in your life when you have been worshiping God, but you weren’t in a church? My first memories of that were at camp, worshiping God in the splendor of His creation. But perhaps more surprisingly, I can still recount the first time I worshiped God in class. It was Biology 101. […]

Research-Supported, Explicit Vocabulary Instructional Strategies

Words are a gift from God. Words allow us to communicate with God and with one another. They are a means of growing in grace and in knowledge. Understanding and using words are essential to being a literate person. Therefore, the instruction and development of vocabulary is an essential part of teaching at any age […]

Called by God – With All My Imperfections

Carolyn Ebel reflects on her calling to Beyond Borders, TeachBeyond’s ministry to refugees. Although becoming a full-time servant of the Lord means giving up a lot of “comforts,” she wouldn’t trade where she is in life right now for the world, because she knows God has some big plans up his sleeve.

Reflecting the Imago Dei

Imago Dei—Genesis 1:26 teaches us that mankind was created in the image of God. This truth becomes the basis of our service to students, honoring that image within them. Additionally, we want to help our students recognize it in themselves and those around them so that they can honor that image through service too. Humans […]