Setting Goals and Facing Challenges

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This summer, the panel participants were asked to reflect on several questions related to preparing for a new school year. The following questions guided the discussion: As you look ahead to a new school year, what are the upcoming challenges that give you the most concern? What are some things you will do to prepare […]

Journey Toward Justice

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reviewed by Gideon Strauss Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Journey Toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. This review appeared first in the Spring 2014 issue of Comment magazine, a Cardus publication. <www.cardus.ca>. It is reprinted here with permission. In September 1975, philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff was sent by Calvin College, where he […]

Work, Play, Love . . . and Learn

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by Matthew Biemers and Darryl DeBoer This article originally appeared in Comment magazine, published by Cardus: <cardus.ca/comment>. It is reprinted here with permission. Schoolwork is real work. Stand at the doors of a high school on a Friday afternoon and you’ll observe the gamut of student emotions on display. For one group there is sweet […]

Living in Faith and Hope

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By the time you receive this issue, the summer holidays will likely be a fading memory for you, your students and colleagues, and you will have settled into the routine of a new school year.  It is my hope that you will have a rewarding year of learning and teaching. One of the many challenges […]

Resisting Homework as Solitary Confinement

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This article appeared previously in the October 2014 issue of the Christian Teachers Journal (Australia). It is reprinted here with permission. Some years ago, between my own evening chores, I watched my then teenage son finish his high school English homework and move on to another task. The anthology of literary extracts from which he […]