More Than a Pious Wish: Living into the Story

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It is nothing but a pious wish and a grossly unwarranted hope that students trained to be passive and non-creative in school will suddenly, upon graduation, actively contribute to the formation of Christian culture. —Nicholas Wolterstorff Every parent and high school teacher prays that the years spent engaging in Christian education will have a lasting […]

An Art Curriculum for the Elementary School

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An Art Curriculum for the Elementary School

As schools everywhere try to economize, one of the areas that, regrettably, they decide they can no longer afford is the position of the art teacher. Why is art education so important for our children? Many teachers and parents think that the way students deepen their spiritual dimension is by increasingly learning and coming to […]

My Journey to Project-Based Learning

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Three Days into My Teaching Career, 1994 Twenty-nine students dutifully pulled out a worksheet. Words like erosion, deposition, and alluvial spilled into every blank. The power of assigning humbled and scared me. If my command generated this much work, I wondered, how much would students do if they really wanted to learn something? I have […]