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Combating Anti-Statistical Thinking Using Simulation-Based Methods Throughout The Undergraduate Curriculum, Nathan L. Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, Jill Vanderstoep Dec 2015

Combating Anti-Statistical Thinking Using Simulation-Based Methods Throughout The Undergraduate Curriculum, Nathan L. Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, Jill Vanderstoep

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The use of simulation-based methods for introducing inference is growing in popularity for the Stat 101 course, due in part to increasing evidence of the methods ability to improve students’ statistical thinking. This impact comes from simulation-based methods (a) clearly presenting the overarching logic of inference, (b) strengthening ties between statistics and probability/mathematical concepts, (c) encouraging a focus on the entire research process, (d) facilitating student thinking about advanced statistical concepts, (e) allowing more time to explore, do, and talk about real research and messy data, and (f) acting as a firmer foundation on which to build statistical intuition ...


Grace Of Failure, David J. Mulder Nov 2015

Grace Of Failure, David J. Mulder

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"Rather than 'averaging' grades on discrete bits of knowledge and facts, teachers could track growth in understanding the big ideas over time."

Posting about new ways to assess student learning from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/the-grace-of-failure/


At-Risk Writer Program That Benefits Both The Students And The Educators, Bill Elgersma, Luke Hawley Nov 2015

At-Risk Writer Program That Benefits Both The Students And The Educators, Bill Elgersma, Luke Hawley

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This session presented a small-college writing workshop model centered on increasing at-risk writers' persistence and motivation as they improved their writing through the use of pre-service teachers. An important component of the presentation was the one-on-one interactions that occurred and the value of these to both parties.


Critical Thinking And High-Level Discourse In A 1:1 Environment, Ryan G. Zonnefeld, Valorie L. Zonnefeld Nov 2015

Critical Thinking And High-Level Discourse In A 1:1 Environment, Ryan G. Zonnefeld, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Learn about our experiences co-teaching a K–8 methods course using 1:1 tablets in a high-tech lab. This innovative course included a move away from a textbook to a dynamic research-based curriculum supported by NCTM resources and CCSSM as well as integral utilization of apps, web 2.0 tools, and professional learning networks.


Christian Views Of The Student, Steve Holtrop Nov 2015

Christian Views Of The Student, Steve Holtrop

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"Because we are very influenced by the philosophies of our age, we need to critically examine these -isms through a biblical lens."

Posting about a Christian perspective on understanding students from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/christian-views-of-the-student/


"Digital Natives" Or "The Dumbest Generation?", David J. Mulder Oct 2015

"Digital Natives" Or "The Dumbest Generation?", David J. Mulder

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A common part of the conversation about Millenials is to describe them as exceptionally technologically-savvy; some have called them "digital natives." But research does not bear this out; people of older generations can be equally tech-savvy, and while many Millenials love their phones and social media, etc., the reality is that all of us are acculturated into a particular era of technology, and members of each generation can exhibit a range of comfort and skill working with different technologies.


Does Gender Matter In The Academic World?, Neal Deroo Sep 2015

Does Gender Matter In The Academic World?, Neal Deroo

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Posting about how much gender matters in the academy and higher education from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/does-gender-matter-in-the-academic-world/


Looking For Good Work: Western Christian High Commencement, May 19, 2015, Nicholas Wolterstorff Sep 2015

Looking For Good Work: Western Christian High Commencement, May 19, 2015, Nicholas Wolterstorff

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Should A School Be A Business? (Or) What Is Education?, Roger Henderson Sep 2015

Should A School Be A Business? (Or) What Is Education?, Roger Henderson

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Customer Is Always Right, Right? Freshman Commissioning Service, Erik Hoekstra Sep 2015

Customer Is Always Right, Right? Freshman Commissioning Service, Erik Hoekstra

Pro Rege

This is a transcription of the fall Convocation Address, delivered by Dr. Erik Hoekstra, President of Dordt College on August 29, 2014.


Dear Parents Of College Freshmen, Kim Brinkerhoff Aug 2015

Dear Parents Of College Freshmen, Kim Brinkerhoff

Staff Work

"The transition to college is a dramatic change for most, and God is in all the details."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­sending a child off to college from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/dear-parents-of-college-freshmen/


Coach, Can We Talk?, Chad Hanson Aug 2015

Coach, Can We Talk?, Chad Hanson

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"Approach talking to a coach after praying for wisdom and writing down objective and productive facts toward helping your child change."

Posting about healthy discussions with coaches from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/coach-can-we-talk/


Back To School, Gwen R. Marra Aug 2015

Back To School, Gwen R. Marra

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Posting about preparing for a new school year from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/back-to-school/


Letter To Teachers, David J. Mulder Aug 2015

Letter To Teachers, David J. Mulder

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"Remember: you matter. You make a difference. You are fulfilling your calling!"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­encouragement for teachers from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/a-letter-to-teachers/


We're In The Kid Business, Joshua E. Bowar Aug 2015

We're In The Kid Business, Joshua E. Bowar

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"It’s our deep desire to train children in the way they should go, to help them to seek out God’s will for their life, to help them use their talents and gifts, and to draw them closer to God by learning about His world and His Word."

Posting about Christian education from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/were-in-the-kid-business/


Family, Dirt-Bikes, And Education, Liz Moss Jul 2015

Family, Dirt-Bikes, And Education, Liz Moss

Staff Work

"Having the privilege of joining others in the work of bringing education and literacy to students and educators in Ethiopia is life-giving."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­what makes a person feel most alive from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/family-dirt-bikes-and-education/


Experiencing God's Presence In The Life Of Academia, Benjamin J. Lappenga Jul 2015

Experiencing God's Presence In The Life Of Academia, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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"God's presence breaks through in good times and bad."

Posting about making time for spiritual reflection from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/experiencing-gods-presence-in-the-life-of-academia/


Mathematician's Apology, Tom Clark Jul 2015

Mathematician's Apology, Tom Clark

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"Better standards may help all math teachers to shape our classes to better reflect the creativity and play at the heart of mathematics."

Posting about ways to improve math's negative image­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/a-mathematicians-apology/


Against Transformationalism, Ryan Mcilhenny Jun 2015

Against Transformationalism, Ryan Mcilhenny

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No abstract provided.


Revisiting The Merits Of A Contested Discipline: Reflections On The Study Of Old Testament Theology, Benjamin J. Lappenga Jun 2015

Revisiting The Merits Of A Contested Discipline: Reflections On The Study Of Old Testament Theology, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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No abstract provided.


"Only That Man Who Governs Himself May Govern Others": Jan Amos Comenius And His Anthropological Assumptions Of Moral Politics, Jan Habl Jun 2015

"Only That Man Who Governs Himself May Govern Others": Jan Amos Comenius And His Anthropological Assumptions Of Moral Politics, Jan Habl

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No abstract provided.


Frances Burney's Evelina: A Critique Of The Ancient Regime And Plea For Its Moral Reform, Mary Dengler Jun 2015

Frances Burney's Evelina: A Critique Of The Ancient Regime And Plea For Its Moral Reform, Mary Dengler

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Reviewed Title: Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World (A Bedford Cultural Edition), ed. Kristina Straub (N. Y.: Bedford Books, 1997).

Dr. Dengler presented this article at the 2014 Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, November, 2014.


Distinctively Christian Engineering: Implementing Guiding Principles In Our Civil Curriculum, Joel K. Sikkema, Justin Vander Werff Jun 2015

Distinctively Christian Engineering: Implementing Guiding Principles In Our Civil Curriculum, Joel K. Sikkema, Justin Vander Werff

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At Dordt College, we work to make our motto, Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone), the organizing principle for all activities. In the Engineering Department, it is our responsibility to continue to shape our program to be holistic and Christ-centered in order to equip our students to serve the Lord obediently in engineering. To direct the development and modification of our engineering curriculum, we established a set of five distinctively Christian guiding principles for engineering. Setting the direction for this work required a grounding point. Therefore, in a subsequent manuscript we evaluated the extent to which these principles were ...


Practical Applications Of An Integrally Christian Approach To Teaching Mathematics, Valorie L. Zonnefeld Jun 2015

Practical Applications Of An Integrally Christian Approach To Teaching Mathematics, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Descriptions of various frameworks and approaches to integrating Christian faith in the mathematics classroom are explored, as well as examples and techniques. In particular, a subject-centered approach is advocated in contrast to the traditional teacher-centered approach or, more recently, the student-centered approach.


Finding Your Path, Michael Foster, Justin Vander Werff Jun 2015

Finding Your Path, Michael Foster, Justin Vander Werff

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Each of us has a desire to do good, fulfilling work. How do we find this work? Do we discover it or is it something we create for ourselves? If we believe there is a particular area in which we should work, then work decisions can become even more burdensome. Since there are so many areas in which we could work, and many more we may not even know about, how do we know if we have chosen the right path? These questions are particularly acute for college students. From first-year students through seniors, some aspect of their journey toward ...


Group Retesting To Promote Learning Self-Awareness And Individual Accountability, Robbin Eppinga, Kayt E. Frisch, Jeff Ploegstra May 2015

Group Retesting To Promote Learning Self-Awareness And Individual Accountability, Robbin Eppinga, Kayt E. Frisch, Jeff Ploegstra

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Allowing students to retake tests in groups provides them with the immediate opportunity to learn from their mistakes while improving their perceptions of a course. We explore Group Review Advancing Content/Concept Essentials (aka GRACE), a variation on group retesting, which creates a peer learning environment and emphasizes individual metacognition, concept articulation, and accountability. Through an interactive demonstration, we introduce the process, relate some of the literature-reported benefits of group retesting, and share our experiences using GRACE in a variety of disciplines at different course levels.


Placing Ourselves In The Story, David J. Mulder May 2015

Placing Ourselves In The Story, David J. Mulder

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"Developing an understanding of the Civil War is an essential part of the curriculum in American schools today. And little wonder: unlike other conflicts in American history, the whole story happens here, at home. The story of the Civil War is the story of us fighting with us, and the conflict shaped not only the immediate situation, but also successive generations of Americans right up to the present day. How can parents and teachers help children and young adolescents understand this pivotal time period in American history?"

Posting about teaching and the Civil War from In All Things - an online ...


Subject-Centered Approach To Integrate Faith And Learning, Valorie L. Zonnefeld May 2015

Subject-Centered Approach To Integrate Faith And Learning, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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No abstract provided.


Application, Mike Janssen May 2015

Application, Mike Janssen

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No abstract provided.


Survey Of Students’ Perceptions Of Assertive Discipline And Restorative Discipline In American Christian Academy, Ibadan, Nigeria., Adedayo Oladeji Okunade May 2015

Survey Of Students’ Perceptions Of Assertive Discipline And Restorative Discipline In American Christian Academy, Ibadan, Nigeria., Adedayo Oladeji Okunade

Master of Education Program Theses

This action research study investigated the perceptions of students regarding two discipline methods, Restorative Discipline (RD) and Assertive Discipline (AD), at American Christian Academy, Nigeria. The total number of participants was sixty-six students from grades seven through nine. Participants were divided into two groups: grade seven (experimental group) and grades eight and nine (control group). The experimental group was exposed explicitly to the Restorative Discipline Method for four weeks while the control group continued to be exposed to the Assertive Discipline Method (the norm in the school). At the end of four weeks, both groups were given a questionnaire containing ...