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I Love To Tell The Story, Beverly J. Christian Jan 2008

I Love To Tell The Story, Beverly J. Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Storytelling has always been part of the fabric of life.

Myths and fables, heroic deeds, values and morals,

have all been passed from one generation to the

next in narrative form as stories, poems, dances

and songs.


Bringing Back The School Farm, Jillian Carter Jan 2008

Bringing Back The School Farm, Jillian Carter

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Would you like to see an improvement in

your students’ motivation to learn, level of

responsibility and knowledge of where food

comes from, regardless of academic ability?

Do your students have the opportunity to

learn hands-on business and marketing skills

during their schooling years? Do they have the

opportunity to do all of this in one subject?


Worship In An Early Childhood Setting, Joan Hope Jan 2008

Worship In An Early Childhood Setting, Joan Hope

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Catch cries such as ‘high quality care’ and

‘warm, caring environment’ seem to be standard

descriptors of early childhood learning

environments regardless of the centre’s

philosophy. No longer can one claim that these

descriptors are unique to a centre staffed by

Christians. Christian care providers need to look

deeper into their practices to determine what

makes their centre unique.


Dealing With Historical Movies In The History And English Classroom, Daniel Reynaud Jan 2008

Dealing With Historical Movies In The History And English Classroom, Daniel Reynaud

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Movies based on historical events can be of value to the teacher of History and English. Unlike documentaries however, they are not used as much as they might be in the History classroom, because as essentially fictional texts, they pose problems of interpretation for the historian. Given a correct understanding of how history and cinema interact, and how the cinema differs as a historical source from conventional records, the History teacher can make the most of movies as texts that reveal not so much what happened in history, but rather the importance of the event to later generations. Senior English ...


Potential Plus: Why Orphans Matter To Teachers And Their Students, Brad Watson Jan 2008

Potential Plus: Why Orphans Matter To Teachers And Their Students, Brad Watson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

What can Australian and New Zealand school

students and teachers learn from a relationship

with a small orphanage in rural Cambodia?

Would it be inspiring and fascinating or tragic

and depressing? Would students be interested

and engaged or would it make extra work for

busy educators already overwhelmed with the

realities of classroom management, curriculum

and extra-curricular activities? These are

questions I recently asked staff in fi ve schools

and the answers were surprising. Unanimously,

without hesitation, they indicated that their

schools had already adopted an orphanage,

were considering doing so or would welcome

the opportunity!


Editorial, Wilf Rieger Jan 2008

Editorial, Wilf Rieger

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Mamarapha: Teaching Indigenous Adults, Gordon Stafford Jan 2008

Mamarapha: Teaching Indigenous Adults, Gordon Stafford

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


‘Sorry Matters’— Through Indigenous Eyes, Lynelda Tippo, Lillian Geia, Joan Lever, Marion Hastie Jan 2008

‘Sorry Matters’— Through Indigenous Eyes, Lynelda Tippo, Lillian Geia, Joan Lever, Marion Hastie

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The God Delusion, Graham Leo Jan 2008

The God Delusion, Graham Leo

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


School And The Law: A Column Designed To Review Some Common Legal Issues For Private School Administrators And Teachers, Peter Morey, Egbert Groen Jan 2008

School And The Law: A Column Designed To Review Some Common Legal Issues For Private School Administrators And Teachers, Peter Morey, Egbert Groen

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

One of the eye-catching headlines in the

Newcastle Herald, 8th February, 2008, read:

“Dreadlock Holiday”. It was designed, one would

suggest, to entice the reader to continue their

reading. Judging from the response to this

article, in the media, over the following week, the

headline fulfi lled its purpose.


“I Am Going To Video You!”: Behavioural Management In Early Childhood Settings, Elva Fitzgibbon Jan 2008

“I Am Going To Video You!”: Behavioural Management In Early Childhood Settings, Elva Fitzgibbon

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Sex, Gardening And God: Setting The Values For Christian Schools, Robert Herschell Jan 2008

Sex, Gardening And God: Setting The Values For Christian Schools, Robert Herschell

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Issues In Studying The Bible In Secondary School Religion Classes, Ray C. Roennfeldt Jan 2008

Issues In Studying The Bible In Secondary School Religion Classes, Ray C. Roennfeldt

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The use of the Bible in Religion classes— variously referred to as Bible, Scripture, or Studies of Religion classes—in the Christian secondary education context2 appears to be something that should naturally take place. However, two issues may stand in the way of biblical study actually happening. First, it is all too easy to talk about the Bible without really studying it in any great depth. This article attempts to provide educators with some practical suggestions regarding effective scriptural study. Second, is the problem of not knowing where to start and perhaps where to finish. What is one to do ...


Christian School Counselling: Towards Conceptualising A Distinctive Paradigm, Stephen J. Fyson Jan 2008

Christian School Counselling: Towards Conceptualising A Distinctive Paradigm, Stephen J. Fyson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This article proposes there are inherent core understandings in the words ‘Christian’ and ‘school’ that make this type of counselling different. The writer argues for a Christian distinctive through a critical challenge put to contemporary psychology and in reviewing 1 John 3:24-4:8. The unique character of school counselling is represented by two frameworks. These examine the direction of the counselling process and the interaction between the social ecology and the interpersonal relationship patterns of school life, from a student perspective.


Christian Schools - A World Of Difference, Don Roy Jan 2008

Christian Schools - A World Of Difference, Don Roy

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Christian education is distinctly different from other approaches to education. But knowing what that distinctiveness is and acting consistently on it is vital, for Christian schools to be authentic and to justify their existence. This article seeks to identify fundamental premises underlying Christian education; then to establish a set of ground rules for critical discussion and the development of a model to faithfully represent that enterprise. The purpose of the model is two-fold: to capture realistically the dynamic nature or ‘special character’ of Christian schools as communities of faith, and in so doing, provide a useful frame of reference for ...


Blog Of A Beginning Teacher, Braden Blyde Jan 2008

Blog Of A Beginning Teacher, Braden Blyde

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


“What Am I Doing Here?”: Teachers Share Their Passion And Vision For Teaching, Linda Versteynen, Angelia Reynolds, Janese Cameron, Kevin Petrie Jan 2008

“What Am I Doing Here?”: Teachers Share Their Passion And Vision For Teaching, Linda Versteynen, Angelia Reynolds, Janese Cameron, Kevin Petrie

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Soul Shapers: A Better Plan For Parents And Educators, Lyndon Darko Jan 2008

Soul Shapers: A Better Plan For Parents And Educators, Lyndon Darko

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Podcasting In The Classroom: A Case Study, Peter Beamish, Joshua Brown Jan 2008

Podcasting In The Classroom: A Case Study, Peter Beamish, Joshua Brown

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The world is changing. Many students now fi ll

their world with mobile phones, text messaging,

MP3 players and computers that they use for

social networking. They have really become the

iPod generation. Due to the ubiquitous nature

of iPods, and other mp3 players, digital music

is everywhere and podcasting has become a

mainstream activity of the web 2.0 age.


Breathing, Bag Boys And Bottom-Line Essentials, Lanelle Cobbin Jan 2008

Breathing, Bag Boys And Bottom-Line Essentials, Lanelle Cobbin

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Why Parents Are So Bossy: School As A Service, Don Dickins Jan 2008

Why Parents Are So Bossy: School As A Service, Don Dickins

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This article looks at the nature of schools from a services marketing perspective and uses this perspective to understand what happens in schools.


Editorial, Lana Hibbard Jan 2008

Editorial, Lana Hibbard

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Social And Health Impacts Of Alcohol: A Wake-Up Call For Christian Educators?, John Ashton Jan 2008

Social And Health Impacts Of Alcohol: A Wake-Up Call For Christian Educators?, John Ashton

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Protectors Or Shapers?, Arnold Reye Jan 2008

Protectors Or Shapers?, Arnold Reye

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In the first issue of TEACH, Arthur N. Patrick issued a challenge to educators:

grasp the opportunity to discuss the dynamic impact that Christian education has exerted and can continue to exert upon Australian society.

This article is one response to that challenge.


Problems Arising From Streaming Mathematics Students In Australian Christian Secondary Schools: To Stream Or Not To Stream?, Peter W. Kilgour Jan 2008

Problems Arising From Streaming Mathematics Students In Australian Christian Secondary Schools: To Stream Or Not To Stream?, Peter W. Kilgour

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This article focuses on selected sections of a wider research study that investigated the perceptions of students in upper, lower, and mixed-ability stream mathematics classes, regarding their classroom learning environment. The study collected data from a representative sample of Year 9 and Year 10 students, employing recognised, reliable survey instruments. The most significant finding of the study, resulting from the analysis of quantitative data, was that lower stream students not only had more negative perceptions of their classroom learning environment, but wanted less change. This negative perception is seen to be worse in Year 10 than in Year 9, particularly ...


Blog Of A Beginning Teacher, Braden Blyde Jan 2008

Blog Of A Beginning Teacher, Braden Blyde

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Justifiable Or Not? Developing And Preserving A Christian School Ethos, Bruce Youlden Jan 2008

Justifiable Or Not? Developing And Preserving A Christian School Ethos, Bruce Youlden

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Surviving The First Year: What Helps Principals Last The Distance?, Marion Shields Jan 2008

Surviving The First Year: What Helps Principals Last The Distance?, Marion Shields

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This research study investigated the induction experiences and perceptions of a group of novice principals in a national, Christian, independent school system. Semi-structured interviews were used to generate discussion, elicit experiences and present recommendations about providing support for novice principals. The study found that eight of the nine principals experienced difficulties with role clarification, administration issues, financial management, time management and the isolation in the principal’s position. Initial shock in the role, policy development, lack of leadership training, staff relationships and information overload were also serious issues for the group. From both the literature and the interviewees’ perceptions and ...


The Mechanics Of Intelligent Design — Good Enough To Teach?, Ewan Ward Jan 2008

The Mechanics Of Intelligent Design — Good Enough To Teach?, Ewan Ward

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Considerable debate has taken place in the last two years over whether or not Intelligent Design (ID) should be taught to high school students. This paper examines some of the basic features of ID as set out by its major proponents. It also outlines the arguments of detractors who would argue that ID is not science, but religion or creationism in disguise. These suggest that ID is a type of ‘god of the gaps’ argument which then languishes when mechanisms accounting for the appearance of complex objects or systems having the hallmarks of design are elucidated by further scientific research ...


Service Learning In India, Jason Hinze Jan 2008

Service Learning In India, Jason Hinze

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

I have always enjoyed trying to do two things

at once. Watching TV while ironing, talking on

the phone while driving (hands free of course),

and eating breakfast while reading are three

recommended combinations. It feels great to be

able to combine two tasks that compliment each

other. In fact, at times, you would be considered

a little strange if you were to do one task

without the other. Ironing, by itself, is mundane,

using your mobile in a stationary position

is contradictory, and I am yet to see anyone

reading the Weet-bix packet at a time other

than during ...