In Adventist News: July-September 2023 (part 2)

Continued from earlier this week, here are more articles about education in the North American Division.

In Adventist News September 27, 2023

Ministering in Middle School by Melissa Morris
“As the popular three-legged stool metaphor describes, it is the partnership between home, church, and school that will help support teenagers as they journey through adolescence.”

Growing in Faith With Your Teen by LaVonne Long
“Nurturing the faith of teenagers requires intentional effort, patience and love. By building authentic relationships, providing solid biblical teaching, encouraging prayer and worship, offering mentorship and discipleship, and engaging in service and mission, we can guide teenagers on an adventurous journey of spiritual growth.”

Why Christian Schools Are Important by Dakota Conference Students
Hear directly from students about why Christian education is important and what they like about their schools.

Diversity in the Classroom by Emile Maxi
“God sends a variety of individuals to our schools—people of different race, religion, gender, physical and learning abilities, and social class. All belong to Him and He has entrusted them to our care. Together, we must strive for unity in diversity, learning from each other, celebrating our differences, and rejoicing that we are all sons and daughters of God.” Article is on page 28.

“Andrews Bible Commentary” Goes to Every Adventist School in North America by Andrews University Office of University Communication
“The ‘Andrews Bible Commentary,’ released in a concise, two-volume form in 2022, is intended for the general readership of the church.” An initiative financially sponsored by three organizations will allow students in every North American Division Adventist school access.

DinoDig Explores Faith and Science by Marella Rudebaugh
“For the last five years, the North Pacific Union Creation Study Center has sponsored DinoDig for school groups to learn how to excavate bones and what that means for our faith, but is it making a difference in the lives of those attending?”

“For the Kids” Enhances Teaching While Fostering Community by Neil Hawkins
Learn about the Florida Conference initiative that has “enhanced the effectiveness of instruction and enriched the overall educational experience for students and teachers.” It involves the formation of “subject-specific collaboratives that have revolutionized teaching methods and fostered a sense of community among teachers often confined to individual classrooms.”

Readied, Reunited, and Recharged by Michelle Bernard
Themed “Something Better,” the recent North American Division Educators’ Convention “boasted resources from 150 exhibitors and offered more than 300 breakout sessions on topics such as ChatGPT, Google Classroom, trauma-informed instruction, effective leadership, STEM, performance-based assessments, career trends for educators and more.”

Educating the Whole Student by Tamara Michalenko Terry
Read how the Texas Conference is focusing on the whole student, including spiritual and mental health aspects.



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