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February 2019

February 2019

Personal Development as Professional Development

I am a 3 with a 2 Wing. For those unfamiliar with the Enneagram, the previous sentence may sound like a foreign [...]

Preparing to Share: What I Learn When It’s My Turn to Speak

Most of us, sometime in childhood, were offered this solemn advice from a peace-loving teacher or parent: “If you want to have [...]

The Power of Collaboration in Christian Schools

When a teacher leader approached the Grand Rapids Christian High School faculty in 2012 about “the PLC” (professional learning community) process, we [...]

Professional Development in the Digital Age

While we spend our waking hours at schools surrounded by people, as educators we may sometimes feel isolated and lonely in different [...]

Not-So-Professional Development: A Missional Challenge

Teaching is a challenging job. Myriad difficulties and surprises confront teachers on any given day. Christian educators also bear the ever-present responsibility [...]

Discerning the ‘isms’ in Teaching and Learning

(Editor’s Note: The original version of this piece was published in the November 2018 issue of the Christian Teachers Journal, an Australian [...]

Professional Development

This month our panel gathered to talk about professional development and some of our stories related to this topic. To start our [...]

An Awkward Trust: Maintaining Relationships in the Tension of Doubt  

About a decade ago, Emma came into my class, eager to learn. She was the dream eighth-grade student. She was funny and [...]

Confessions of a Bedlam Doughnut Eater Or Professional Development Comes for the Librarian

Gord Winkle sighed with happiness. It was second period, his free period. The only other person to share his free period was [...]

How Christian Schools in North America Respond to Snow: A Scientific Sample

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