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December 2020

December 2020

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

December 2020 Among the many interesting things this school year has brought us is a new and intimate familiarity with some odd places. If you’re teaching online, you have unprecedented access to your students’ homes: their bedrooms, basements, and back porches. If you’re teaching in person, you may find yourself thinking about nooks and crannies [...]

Navigating the Pathways of Wellness: A Principal’s Perspectives on and Practices for Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and Healthy Relationships

Calm, joy, and satisfaction are the overwhelming feelings that I experience while picking the fresh vegetables from our plentiful school garden. Touching and smelling their freshness is refreshing, mouthwatering, and inviting. In addition, walking down the hallways and watching students hop as they practice skip counting or observing teachers as they lead classroom yoga, mindfulness [...]

Are Students Really Willing to Wait?: Sexual Risk Avoidance Education in Christian Schools

“What is the first commandment? How would you answer that question?” Predictably, the twelve- to seventeen-year-old scholars who receive the Willing to Wait Sexual Risk Avoidance Program at various Christian schools will respond, “Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul with all your mind.” Certainly, that’s how Jesus [...]

What Motivates You to Be Well? (and How to Motivate Your Students to Be Well)

How often do you get that student in your class who just does not want to move? That student who has every excuse in the book for not wanting to participate in physical activity? That student who is not interested in being physically active and who does not care about being well? Being well requires [...]

Bringing National School Lunch Programs to Christian Schools

Note: This article primarily discusses the food service programs available in the United States. While individual provinces offer subsidized food programs on a limited basis, Canada is one of the few developed countries in the world that does not have a national school food program. Parliament pledged to begin a nationwide program last year, but [...]

Physical Education during a Pandemic

Head outdoors, individualize instruction, and use innovative ideas—three great features of an excellent physical education class. Covid-19 may now push us a little to even greater places. Try to focus less on what you cannot do in a pandemic environment and focus more on how you can enhance the educational experience for all students. As [...]

I Belong, Body and Soul, to My Faithful Savior, Jesus Christ

I had the privilege of teaching Bible class in a Reformed Christian school in Carman, Manitoba. One of the books I taught was 1 Corinthians. Every year I taught it, I came across 1 Corinthians 6:19–20: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, who you have received [...]