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October 2015

Speaking Students’ Language: Teaching from Your Heart to Theirs

I felt my heart beat faster and my hands become clammy as I stepped out of my car and shut the door [...]

Resisting Homework as Solitary Confinement

This article appeared previously in the October 2014 issue of the Christian Teachers Journal (Australia). It is reprinted here with permission. Some [...]

Living in Faith and Hope

By the time you receive this issue, the summer holidays will likely be a fading memory for you, your students and colleagues, [...]

Work, Play, Love . . . and Learn

by Matthew Biemers and Darryl DeBoer This article originally appeared in Comment magazine, published by Cardus: <>. It is reprinted here with [...]

Stepping through the Door: What Makes Books Easy for Kids to Fall Into?

by Andrew Blok and Bill Boerman-Cornell “These are the paired wonders of reading: the world-creating power of books, and the reader’s effortless [...]

Journey Toward Justice

reviewed by Gideon Strauss Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Journey Toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. This review [...]

Thinking Inside the Box: My Piece of Your Professional Development

The unexamined life is not worth living. —Socrates Boxes vary widely in shape and construction, but they tend to all serve the [...]

Setting Goals and Facing Challenges

This summer, the panel participants were asked to reflect on several questions related to preparing for a new school year. The following [...]

How to Succeed in School Without Really Trying, or And Then There Was One

Gord Winkle sighed. School had started two weeks ago, but he still didn’t have his metal shop up and running the way [...]