Devices, Teachers, and Students: How Are Our Choices Shaped?

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Talking about technology in schools seems to come with a built-in temptation toward arguing about big threats and promises. Digital devices will connect our students to the world, transform learning, break down the walls of the school, and unleash student creativity! Digital devices will isolate our students, make them shallow, weaken their thinking skills, and […]

Teaching Well with Technology: Learning from Teachers

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Twenty-first-century digital devices are packaged with the promise of revolutionizing student learning through access to more knowledge, increased organization, wider connectivity to the world, and more. With such powerful tools at the fingertips of students, what role is left for teachers? One high schooler we interviewed said that students have “an all-knowing box of genius […]

Are Children Getting Too Much Screen Time in School?

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One of the most noticeable recent technological changes in our homes and schools is the proliferation of screens. Televisions have given way to computers, tablets, and phones, all of which serve significant functions in our lives. The abundance of these devices has caused widespread concern, particularly about youth, who seem as entranced by screens as […]

The Bully Prevention Primer

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The Bully Prevention Primer

  There is a child in your class with her head down on the table. She rarely makes eye contact, but rather glances to the side to check who is in her periphery. Smiles are fleeting. Another girl has been “fired” by her friends and she doesn’t know why. These former friends share private information […]

Editorial

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This issue invites you to engage in a time of reading, reflection, and conversation about how we do our work as educators and how we can gain a better understanding of our students, of their concerns, and of the ways in which they see themselves and the world. The need for such reflection was brought […]

NurtureShock

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I am not a big fan of books on parenting skills and never have been. While I consider myself a crazed learner, I have never found this genre (if you can call it that!) very compelling. Most often the things authors mention are pretty much common sense. After all, can’t most parenting be done well […]

Faith Formation and Christian Schools: Trends and Suggestions

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Faith Formation and Christian Schools

Times of intense change afford us positive opportunities to reshape institutions and operational patterns. As Christian educators, we should seize this opportunity to not only reshape our educational practices, but also to consider new information that has been emerging about the very nature of what we seek to do in Christian schools—educating for wisdom and […]