The Power of Story Part 4: Story as a Teaching Methodology
Capture the attention of your audience, make your point, make the application, and sit down.
The Power of Story Part 3: Story as a Means of Inspiring and Challenging Our Teachers
Some of the most powerful in-services I have listened to myself were when the presenters went into storytelling mode.
The Power of Story Part 2: Story as a Means of Transferring Culture and Values
Stories are the vehicle that helps transmit what is important for the family, the culture, or the nation.
The Power of Story Part 1: Story as a Means of Revealing Jesus
The purpose of Adventist Education is to reveal Jesus. It is top of our agenda and focus. How do we do that effectively? By living…
Saying Goodnight, Not Goodbye
Schools have more than their fair share of pain and loss within their communities. Adventist Schools can provide a sense of hope in the midst…
What to Do When God Says No
Helping students through moments of pain and loss can be challenging. How can teachers reflect their faith in a God who cares about our pain?
Accept the Individual, Not the Behaviour
I am sure we can all reflect on people who have rubbed us the wrong way. The outcome really depends on how we choose to…
Send Consistent Signals
The challenge for us as parents and teachers is to be aware of the various signals we are giving intentionally or otherwise.
There are times when our judgement is not as inclusive as it should be. We need to model the processes that we want our students…
Keep Things Simple
By establishing and maintaining rules, teachers implementing redemptive discipline continually remind their students of the Gospel.
Let the Natural Consequences Reign
The goal of discipline is to help the individual make more positive and acceptable behavioural choices through whatever means are effective.
Look at the Context
Discipline is indeed about disciple-ing. It is about challenging an individual to want to change and to make better choices.