This moving recording was created by the Canadian Mennonite Central Committee in 1996. As it is no longer widely available, Jonathan Erb received permission from MCC Candada to distribute it on this site. From the description on the CommonWord website: This performance, scripted and produced by Jack Dueck, comprises five main elements in interrelated dramatic function. Like a cantata –… READ MORE
In the last of four sessions on the Anabaptist view of knowledge, Kyle talks about empowering a faith that will not shrink. Faith, says Kyle, is the window by which we experience the unseen–and school is part of the way we can grow in faith.
In the third of four sessions on the Anabaptist view of knowledge, Kyle points out the difference between what is called “knowledge” in the information age and the knowledge the Bible recommends. Real knowledge comes through real-life experiences.
In the second of four sessions on Anabaptist teaching, Kyle extends the analogy of swords>plowshares/knowledge>wisdom by speaking of the specifics of classroom life. Kyle explores the question of who gets to define education, and encourages teachers to see choices as a fire that heats knowledge and makes it usable.
Do your students know who they are? Do they appreciate the Anabaptist value on following Christ? In the first of four talks, Kyle encourages us to settle with our Anabaptist heritage, which views knowledge as dangerous.
Teaching children is first, says Howard, the responsibility of the parents. Howard probes our attitude towards children, and calls us to view children as a blessing, to lead them to Christ, and love them as God loves them.
Our Christian schools have a steady flow of students passing through the doors. The graduates that leave our schools each year will transition into a new phase of their lives. God will lead some to become fathers and mothers, business men, pastors, missionaries, or even school teachers. What are our schools doing to prepare our students with hearts of service… READ MORE
By far the majority of our teacher staff are sisters. It is the hope of all school boards to hire and employ long term teachers that are passionate and effective at their job. How does a sometimes inexperienced school board provide oversight and direction to experienced sister teachers? Courtesy CSAI.
Our students do not know the skills they will need for future service. Lyndon comments on five R’s of service: reverence, responsibility, reality, respect, and relationships. He urges us to equip student for life by the principle “Others first, myself last.” Courtesy Christian Light Education (CLE).
Jonas begins with meditations on the power of words to bring life and make commitments. Words are not merely arbitrary labels, Jonas reminds us: “By our words we will justified [or] condemned.” Jonas goes on to give example activities of building rich vocabulary. Courtesy Christian Light Education (CLE).
Dyslexia, says Peter, is not a defect; it is a design feature. Peter leads workshop members in recognizing signs of dyslexia. Courtesy CASBI. Read or download Peter’s handout now. This document is the property of Susan Barton and used by permission. All rights are reserved by the copyright holder.
Many different factors go into motivating and changing children’s behaviors. Jonathan deals with how to help a child be motivated correctly in academic, social, and moral behavior. Courtesy Western Fellowship Teachers’ Institute.