Becoming Communities of Grace

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What is it about the gospel that can bring a healing voice to what is called “discipline” in schools? Part of the DNA of Christian schools is the belief that the gospel provides alternative perspectives to the priorities of contemporary culture. These are explored in every area of the curriculum: math, science, literature, history, business, […]

Editorial

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Some years ago I came across an intriguing student/parent handbook from a Christian school. In addition to the regular and expected content about the school’s vision, its policies, communications procedures and the like, the handbook contained a multiple-page section on the school’s expectations for student behavior. What intrigued me about this section was the fact […]

Discipline to Discipleship: A New Path for School Discipline

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Discipline Defined The word “discipline” has suffered negative connotations over the last several years, especially in educational circles. When they hear the word, many immediately think of punishment, yet nothing could be farther from the truth. Webster’s Dictionary defines discipline as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it is “training to act […]