Read Everywhere

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I do most of my reading while I’m driving. Lest you picture me with an open book on my steering wheel casting only occasional glances at the road, allow me to explain. As a high school English teacher, I find that most of my reading revolves around the essays I assign to my students (my […]

Welcoming International Students: One School’s Approach

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It seems that with the start of each new school year, the number of international students in my classes increases.  Names like Yeonhui, and HaEun appear on my attendance list next to Nicholas, Samantha, and Adam. Incorporating these international students into the student body at Unity Christian High School (an independent Christian high school of […]

Healthy Communication

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Linguist Deborah Tannen once wrote that male-female communication is like cross-cultural communication. She explained that boys and girls grow up in their same-sex groups communicating in ways that are fitting for their respective groups. However, when they venture out of these same-sex groups and attempt to communicate with someone of the opposite sex, they quickly […]

The Good and Beautiful Community

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Smith, James Bryan. The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love. Downers Grover, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010. James Bryan Smith’s The Good and Beautiful Community is the third and final installment in his Apprentice Series, which, as Smith writes, “is designed to help people in their efforts to grow in Christlikeness” […]