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Domestic Violence: An Important Social Issue For Schools, Megan Cousins, Melinda Callary Jan 2009

Domestic Violence: An Important Social Issue For Schools, Megan Cousins, Melinda Callary

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Eh&S Issues Jan 2009

Eh&S Issues

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Student Peer Bullying: A Brief Overview Of The Problem And Some Associated Myths, Kevin Petrie Jan 2009

Student Peer Bullying: A Brief Overview Of The Problem And Some Associated Myths, Kevin Petrie

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Over the past few years the news media has increasingly highlighted the problem of peer bullying in schools. Within school communities there is a considerable divergence of opinion as to how it should be viewed and what should be done to address it. Research in the area of bullying began to flourish following the pioneering work of Dan Olweus in the early 1970s and has sufficient depth to provide considerable direction to schools. In the last 20 years, a number of researchers in New Zealand and Australia have contributed substantially to the growing body of knowledge. This article takes a ...


Loving The ‘Unlovely’: Teachers Share Their Response, Yvonne Judd, Craig Vogel, Neva Taylor Jan 2009

Loving The ‘Unlovely’: Teachers Share Their Response, Yvonne Judd, Craig Vogel, Neva Taylor

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Serving And Leading In Schools: A Discussion Of Leadership Models And How Australian School Communities Can Benefit, Lyndon Darko Jan 2009

Serving And Leading In Schools: A Discussion Of Leadership Models And How Australian School Communities Can Benefit, Lyndon Darko

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The New Start Program, Lorraine Nagayah, Timothy Rogers Jan 2009

The New Start Program, Lorraine Nagayah, Timothy Rogers

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Wacky...But True!, Barbara J. Fisher Jan 2009

Wacky...But True!, Barbara J. Fisher

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


An Experience In Teaching Christian Philosophy, Elainie Coetzee Jan 2009

An Experience In Teaching Christian Philosophy, Elainie Coetzee

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Accommodating A New Student With A Disability In Your Primary Classroom, Elva Fitzgibbon Jan 2009

Accommodating A New Student With A Disability In Your Primary Classroom, Elva Fitzgibbon

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


What’S So Jolly About Phonics?, Coralie Fraser Jan 2009

What’S So Jolly About Phonics?, Coralie Fraser

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Editorial, Lana Hibbard Jan 2009

Editorial, Lana Hibbard

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Cooking Up A Marketing Plan, Karen Zeuchener Jan 2009

Cooking Up A Marketing Plan, Karen Zeuchener

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

How can our school use its current facilities

and learning resources to attract prospective

clients without the need for large outlay costs?

As a marketing director, I was trying to create a

marketing opportunity that would be successful,

practical, achievable and affordable.


Chaplaincy In Christian Schools: Towards A Policy Platform For Productive Partnerships, Wilf Rieger Jan 2009

Chaplaincy In Christian Schools: Towards A Policy Platform For Productive Partnerships, Wilf Rieger

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Pastoral care or student wellbeing, as it is

often referred to, now straddles educational

institutions from early childhood centres to

university graduate schools.2 Whether in the

public, independent or Christian school sector,

it appears no longer optional; it is more than de

rigueur, it is integral to the life of effective and

caring learning communities in Australia. In the

UK, Ron Best has for some years advocated an

interesting and widely accepted pastoral care

structure that attempts to meet four identifiable

types of needs encountered in schools.3 In his

proposed “pastoral tasks”, students’ needs are

being addressed through ...


Highly Effective Teachers, Adele Faull Jan 2009

Highly Effective Teachers, Adele Faull

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The question “What makes an effective teacher?” is an ongoing concern for those involved in education and teaching. This article argues the importance of taking into account both pedagogic and dispositional characteristics when examining what it might mean to be a highly effective teacher. In doing so, two theoretical frameworks are described; namely, the New South Wales Quality Teaching Model (QTM) (NSW, DET, 2003) and the Dispositional Cluster Model (DCM) (Faull, 2008).


Increasing Life Effectiveness, Peter Beamish, David Low, Tony Robinson Jan 2009

Increasing Life Effectiveness, Peter Beamish, David Low, Tony Robinson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The iPod, more than any other device, is indicative of the times in which we live. It provides entertainment and information at the click of a wheel, whenever, and wherever we want it. The iPod is tool of choice for many of the current generation of youth who fill their days with electronic devices, computer games, Youtube, Myspace, Facebook and talking to friends on MSN. These youth have been referred to as the iGeneration, or Google Generation; whatever you choose to call them, they are the young people in our schools.

Life is not simple for many of these students ...


A Sodium Loaded Trap? What Should Schools Tell Students About Cheese?, Robyn Pearce Jan 2009

A Sodium Loaded Trap? What Should Schools Tell Students About Cheese?, Robyn Pearce

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This study evaluates the sodium and calcium content of convenience cheese products available for use in school lunches and the classification of such products using traffic light approaches designed to guide food selection for healthy eating. Thirty-eight convenience cheese products from NSW supermarkets were studied. Nutrition information panels provided sodium content for all products and calcium content for 35 products. It was found that a 40g serve of convenience cheese products can contribute a substantial proportion of children’s calcium Estimated Average Requirements (EARs). However, the accompanying sodium levels create difficulty for keeping daily sodium intake within the Adequate Intake ...


Curbing Violence In Schools: Implications For Christian Educators, Elvin Gabriel, Carole Woolford-Hunt Jan 2009

Curbing Violence In Schools: Implications For Christian Educators, Elvin Gabriel, Carole Woolford-Hunt

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

A safe and supportive school environment is necessary for enhancing and nurturing students’ gifts, talents and abilities. Within the last ten years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in violent confrontations within school environments around the world. There is no doubt that the well-being of students is at risk. This article explores the antecedents and etiology of violence and describes psychoeducational intervention and prevention models that can be used to reduce or prevent it. It also focuses on the collaborative roles and functions of Christian educators in significantly reducing the incidence of violence through the implementation of self-enhancing, growthproducing ...


Cosmology And Design, Lynden Rogers Jan 2009

Cosmology And Design, Lynden Rogers

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Over the past decade, controversy over Design has centred on biological complexity and the origin and diversification of life. This is understandable, since molecular biology is advancing rapidly, and also because the most visible exponents of design have been those in the Intelligent Design (ID) movement, many of whom, like Michael Behe, are biologists. Interestingly, many high-profile Christians within the scientific community have rejected the ID package, but have strongly endorsed a more cautious design argument. Although certainly not insurmountable, these differing views present considerable challenges for Christian teachers attempting an honest, carefully nuanced discussion of the design implications of ...


The Effectiveness Of The Methods Of Reciprocal Teaching: As Applied Within The Nsw Primary Subject Human Society And Its Environment: An Exploratory Study, Timothy Cooper, Cedric Greive Jan 2009

The Effectiveness Of The Methods Of Reciprocal Teaching: As Applied Within The Nsw Primary Subject Human Society And Its Environment: An Exploratory Study, Timothy Cooper, Cedric Greive

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Reciprocal teaching (RT) is a process involving four distinct activities (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) employed in a student-led, team approach to develop reading comprehension skills among primary students. In this study a series of readings were prepared for a topic taught within the NSW key learning area of Human Society and its Environment (HSIE). The readings were used in a study comparing the effects of RT with those of a more traditional approach to reading. A mixedmethod procedure was employed with 25 Year Four students who were divided into two groups (control and experimental) balanced for age, sex and ...


Developing Literacy Skills With Graphic Organisers, Margaret Strickland Jan 2009

Developing Literacy Skills With Graphic Organisers, Margaret Strickland

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

As teachers we are constantly looking for

ways to improve student learning. In Australia,

educational theory and practice have

predominantly moved from the behaviourist

school of thought to the cognitive school of

thought. From this position, a constructivist

theory of learning has developed. Within this

model, students are actively involved in the

learning process. Practices in education have

also been informed by information scientists

who understand that information is important

and is processed and adapted by learners in

relation to what they already know.


Kokoda Track, Jill Pearce Jan 2009

Kokoda Track, Jill Pearce

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


When The Whole World Was Talking: World Forum On Early Care And Education, 2009, Kaye Judge Jan 2009

When The Whole World Was Talking: World Forum On Early Care And Education, 2009, Kaye Judge

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Brain That Changes Itself, Kristin Thompson Jan 2009

The Brain That Changes Itself, Kristin Thompson

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Editorial, Lana Hibbard Jan 2009

Editorial, Lana Hibbard

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Computer Technology In The Geography Classroom: Quality Teaching And Learning, Tiani Page, Beverly J. Christian Jan 2009

Computer Technology In The Geography Classroom: Quality Teaching And Learning, Tiani Page, Beverly J. Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Computer technology is influencing every area of our lives. Funding from the Federal Government and the need to connect with and engage Generation Y students in learning puts pressure on teachers to find valid and effective ways of using computers in the classroom. This article shares one Geography teacher’s experiences of using computer technology to enhance quality teaching.


There Arose A Generation That Did Not Remember: The Challenge Of Maintaining Distinctively Christian Institutional Cultures In An Era Of Change, Darren Iselin Jan 2009

There Arose A Generation That Did Not Remember: The Challenge Of Maintaining Distinctively Christian Institutional Cultures In An Era Of Change, Darren Iselin

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The preservation and perpetuation of core institutional vision, values, ethos and identity to succeeding generations are critical imperatives that confront all Christian educational organisations. Christian institutions have historically been prone to the dis-integration of their respective cultural distinctiveness through processes of rationalisation and secularisation, and many do not remain distinctively Christian in vision, ethos or identity beyond the second and third generations. This paper will provide a review of the literature relating to the preservation of core ideology within Christian educational institutions and will identify a range of forces that promote and inhibit the preservation of distinctively Christian identities within ...


Eh&S Issues Jan 2009

Eh&S Issues

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Readers Theatre, Bible, And Fluency, Melvin Campbell, Joann Cleland Jan 2009

Readers Theatre, Bible, And Fluency, Melvin Campbell, Joann Cleland

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Readers Theatre has been a dramatic genre for many years. Only recently, however, has it been seriously applied to educational endeavors and, even then, seldom to the teaching of Biblical themes and related values. In view of the mandate to integrate literacy into every area of the school curriculum, this article explores how expression, fluency, and intonation of oral reading may be improved using Readers Theatre in faith formation classes.


Maximising The Potential Of The ‘Third Teacher’: Indoor Developmental Play Environments: 3–8 Yrs, Sandra Ludlow Jan 2009

Maximising The Potential Of The ‘Third Teacher’: Indoor Developmental Play Environments: 3–8 Yrs, Sandra Ludlow

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The educators of Reggio Emilia call the environment the “third teacher” because it “speaks to children about what they can do, how and where they can do it and how they can work together” (Paiman & Terrani, 1998, p.1). They see space as an “aquarium that mirrors the ideas, values, attitudes and cultures of the people who live in it” (Gandini, 1994, p.149). Curtis and Carter speak of the environment as providing the “bones of the curriculum” (2008, p.54). Bones because its function is to hold up or support the learning process. What is your third teacher saying ...


Teaching Principals In Smaller Primary Schools: Their Issues, Challenges And Concerns, Daryl Murdoch Jan 2009

Teaching Principals In Smaller Primary Schools: Their Issues, Challenges And Concerns, Daryl Murdoch

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Limited research has been conducted into the teaching primary principalship in Australia, as the focus has tended to be on full time school principals. It has often been assumed that the principalship role in smaller primary schools is a ‘scaled down’ version of a full time primary principalship and that similar leadership and management challenges apply. There is limited recognition of the unique challenges of teaching primary principals who have the dual roles of school management and classroom teaching responsibilities in devolving school systems. A mixed method research design was developed to explore the current issues, challenges and concerns of ...