Entries by Keane Fine

Learning to Think Critically and Wisely

In October 2019, Becky had just finished a unit on persuasive speaking and logical fallacies. The unit focused on why and how to recognize logical fallacies and how to avoid them. Adhita, however, didn’t agree. “Why should I not use these to convince others about my opinion, if they are not as smart?” she reasoned.

Arbor Christian Academy

If you’re ever introduced to Chayim (shy-eem), the chances are you’ll be greeted by his signature sweet smile and infectious laugh. This joyful second grader bursts with energy and a healthy dose of good-natured goofiness, but this side of him didn’t fully emerge until his rocky start to life began to smooth out.

As a second-grade student at Arbor Christian Academy, an English immersion school in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic, teachers and staff have watched Chayim’s transformation since he arrived as a kindergartner. They can’t help but respond to his ready smile and celebrate how God has provided stability and a supportive home for this special boy. 

Chayim is of Haitian decent, but was born in America and brought up speaking English. For his first handful of years he bounced back and forth from New York to the Dominican Republic, staying much of the time with different relatives. This unstable start to life began taking a toll on Chayim and behavior issues came into play…

Featured Five: Opportunities #3

Imagine being a second-grader entering a new classroom where you don’t speak the language. Your teacher and classmates will be your lifeline this year. They demonstrate love and patience to you as you adjust to a new language and culture, and your life is transformed. This is the story of Andrew (pictured here) and other students […]

Special Featured Five

Here are five job openings that need to be filled now. TeachBeyond Employment Services Officer Dowers Grove, IL, USA We are seeking an Employment Services Officer to serve in our suburban Chicago office. This person will be responsible for supporting TeachBeyond members by administering several employment-related tasks. It is an important, full-time role for someone […]