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resources of value to Adventist school, college and/or university maintenance and facilities managers or directors, custodial directors, and plant service employees


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    After the Smoke Clears and the Fire Trucks Leave Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Sally Dillon shares how one community dealt with the aftermath of losing their elementary school to a fire. The first step, grief recovery, began in church the next day. A routine was reestablished as much as possible, with students meeting in different places...

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    Allergies in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This article briefly discusses five types of allergic reactions, their effect on school performance and behavior, and how the school staff and administration can help the students affected by these problems."

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    An Open Letter Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do you like what you see when you drive up to your school? A school's physical plant is sometimes its best recruiting tool. Shared here are simple ideas on how schools can cultivate an attractive and welcoming climate outside, for the entrance, throughout...

  • Armstrong Floors Grade 7-Lifelong
    Armstrong floors is more than floors. This is a quick way to try out different floors, walls, ceilings and countertops in designer rooms. Easy to use and free. There is also a $10 program for your own room photos.

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    Blind Spots - Why We Sometimes Can't See Problems With Our Facility Preschool-Lifelong
    While this article discusses church facilities, many ideas apply to Adventist church school maintenance, how to set priorities, how to evaluate the impression the condition of facilities is creating for students and their parents. Practical insights worth...

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    Campus Beautification Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The beauty of a campus enhances the learning and worship experiences of its students. This article discusses the history of beauty and aesthetics especially in relation to the learning environment. Focus is given to the ancient beauty spots, medieval and 18th...

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    Campus Beautification - A Factor in Integration of Faith and Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    Boughman proposes "the need in Christian education for an integrational approach of campus beautification as it relates to the spiritual atmosphere and setting of the campus." This paper was presented at the 14th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Campus Security Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article is packed with practical suggestions for being safe on any campus. Specifically covered are safety while on foot, preventing date rape, use of weapons, elevators, purses and wallets, cars and car breakdowns, public transportation and residence...

  • CampusERC - The Environmental Resource Center for Higher Education Grade 9-Lifelong
    "a resource library to help college and university environmental officers keep up with the latest news and information on environmental issues, study best practices in environmental management, view case studies, and better understand what institutions...

  • Carpenter Bus Sales Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Carpenter Bus Sales is a leading bus provider for shuttle services, schools, day care and senior care, and America's #1 church bus supplier. Services include new and used buses, lease or short term rentals, 12-46 passenger capacity, 15 passenger mini-buses...

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    Challenging the Status Quo - The Journey from a So-So School to an Effective One Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on staff development discusses the process that the school board at South Bend Junior Academy (Indiana) went through to address the two major problems: declining enrollment and nonpayment of tuition. This report shares...

  • ChurchBus.com Kindergarten-Lifelong
    ChurchBus.com's focus is to deliver safe, reliable, comfortable and affordable transportation equipment to churches. Let us help meet your transportation needs, so you can focus on ministry.

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    Clearing the Air at School Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Providing a suitable learning environment goes beyond computers, playgrounds, or fully equipped laboratories. Schools must ensure a safe and healthy environment free of air pollutants such as radon, lead, and asbestos. Topics include Indoor Air Quality; Significance...

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    Colour Design for Better Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    If you are trying to decide what color is ideal for your classroom walls, here are some guidelines you may want to consider to create an atmosphere for growth.

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    Coping with the Unthinkable - Violence in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    School violence is a fact. The causes must be recognized to ensure the safety of teachers and students. Few schools have developed procedures to prevent or deal with the consequences of violence. Programs are needed to prevent violence, to deal with psychological...

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    Creating a Safe Learning Environment for Children Grade 7-Grade 12
    Janice Maitland writes about the impact of a safe learning environment on staff and students. She reminds readers about the purpose of 'true education' and emphasizes that in order for real learning to occur, the learning environment should be safe

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    Creating an Environment for Excellence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers' attitudes and perceptions about workplace climate and job-related tasks are important elements in creating an environment of excellence. Using a framework for teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms, the author examines factors that lead to teacher...

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    Don’t Waste Your Time on Strategic Planning Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that developing a brief and useful strategic plan need not be difficult. This seminar identifies the steps that can be taken, building on what your school has already done, to provide a practical...

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    Educational Facilities Do Teach Kindergarten-Tertiary
    David Streifling addresses how educational facilities - campuses, buildings, and classrooms - can enhance or inhibit teaching and learning. Streifling discusses how elements such as setting, architectural structure, energy conservation, placement of religious...

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    Educational facility space guidelines for Seventh-day Adventist schools, K-12 in the United States Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: There is a lack of definitive educational facility space guidelines that Seventh-day Adventist church groups may follow in their planning for new school plants. Since requests constantly arrive at the denomination's headquarters for assistance...

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    Erasing the Myths of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A composite article written by superintendents within the Adventist Church in Canada addressing the church's commitment to educational excellence. The authors address and counter six myths of Adventist education in areas such as curriculum, academic standards,...

  • FEMA Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the national relief organization in the event of disaster. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and effectively manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates...

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    Functional School Buildings Don't Just Happen: Part 1 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Various SDA guidelines for the planning and construction of new facilities are presented. For many years, the school building or classroom was incidental to the learning process. Only in the twentieth century did architects and educators begin to cooperate...

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    Functional School Buildings Don't Just Happen: Part 2 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The design of school buildings should mirror educational changes and methodology. Classroom size is discussed. Optimum efficiency and economy requires close examination.

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    Green is an Important Part of the Spectrum 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Joy Veverka showcases what one school is doing to “go green” while using such opportunities to provide outstanding learning experiences for their students. The projects at Rogers Adventist School include solar panels, a wind turbine, and a salmon tank.

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    Green Is the New Black Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "For schools, the often-overlooked bi-product of being ‘green’ relates to the amount of money that can be saved through basic awareness of the resources they’re using—and how careful use can help them stay in the black."

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    Guidelines for campus beautification with special reference to Seventh-day Adventist academies and colleges in North America Grade 9-Tertiary
    Problem: Few recognize the potential between campus beautification and the enrichment of the institutional programs or the responsibility role of stewardship for school lands. Often, campus beautification has not been considered an important item in...

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    How Can Christian Industries and Institutions Practice Environmental Care? Grade 11-Lifelong
    Ashton focuses on how the Seventh-day Adventist commitment to the observance of the Sabbath as an eternal memorial of God’s creative and redemptive activity should affect the way Adventists operate their industries and institutions.

  • Indoor Air Quality Publications Tertiary-Lifelong
    Download current reports from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's webpage on Indoor Air Quality.

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    Insurance 101 - Is Your Campus Properly Insured? Preschool-Tertiary
    Insurance coverage is required by the General Conference Working Policy and should be handled by the treasurer at the union, conference, or mission level. School administrators should carefully review policies to understand their responsibilities and the scope...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: A Warranty - on Teachers!; Students Report Contact With Religious Cults; Color and Learning; Allergy Effects Are Extensive;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Girls as Likely as Boys to Have Reading Disability, Study Reveals; Report Identifies Causes of Learning Impairments; High...

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    Master Planning: A Design for the Future Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How to develop a master plan that provides for future planning. A good master plan should reflect the institution's mission, educational program, land use, and facility development. A master plan format is presented. Campus design must take into account various...

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    National Account Program Preschool-Lifelong
    The National Account Program is a service of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist under the direction of the treasury department in Silver Spring, Maryland. The combined purchasing power of the church enables us to negotiate exceptional contract...

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    One Day School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Need a school built in a day? Maranatha International has a kit to construct a one room school for 40 students for just $7,500, including concrete floor, shipped anywhere in the world.

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    Ostriches or Eagles? Can Risk Management Soar on Your Campus? Tertiary-Lifelong
    According to Arthur Blinci Adventist campuses can choose two positions when it comes to risk management, one of apathy and denial -- as symbolized by the ostrich, or one of power and achievement, as symbolized by the eagle. Blinci addresses challenges to risk...

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    Physical Symbols in Adventist Schools - A Preliminary Study Preschool-Lifelong
    This article reports on a small research study on the use of physical symbols to transmit religious heritage and values in Seventh-day Adventist and Catholic schools in USA. Six practical suggestions are included for making greater use of symbols in Adventist...

  • RenWeb School Management System Preschool-Grade 12
    The RenWeb student information system "offers schools all the power they need for school management software functions ranging from A to Z — admissions, attendance, discipline, health, library, lunchroom, report cards, scheduling, student billing,...

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    Safety and Security Planning in SDA Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Violence in schools is an international problem. Planning for school safety requires cooperation, consistency, and positive relationships. Ron Garrison advocate every Adventist school developing and implementing a safe school process, and shares the critical...

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    School Facilities: If the Roof Leaks . . . Fix It Kindergarten-Grade 12
    While maintaining school facilities can be challenging, planning, financing, budgeting, and construction costs are four aspects that can help alleviate costs. R. Lee Richards addresses these four aspects, noting that "if you don't do it right when you...

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    Schools Going Green - Practical Ways That Schools Are Impacting the Environment 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Lori Futcher explores options for Adventist schools other educational institutions who wish to take their responsibility for the environment seriously.

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    Small School, Big Dreams Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article shares one teacher's personal experience with collaboration, and how a community was able to turn a small, failing school into a vibrant, technological environment that provided for teaching and learning needs of students and the community. The...

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    The Campus Beautiful Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What factors must be considered when thinking of building and maintaining an educational institution? Factors include planning for beauty; creating and maintaining a beautiful campus; deterioriation; good campus maintenance improves school family morale; avoid...

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    The Hidden Menace - Health Hazards in Our Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In order to protect students and employees from health hazards, school boards and administrators must be aware of the dangers and then be prepared to take action when they occur. Health hazards include unsafe drinking water, schools constructed on or near...

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    Theory and Practice Meet in an Academy Landscaping Program Grade 9-Grade 12
    Shenandoah Valley Academy offers instruction in many vocational subjects that prepare students for the workplace. Subjects offered include: Agriculture Technology; Commercial Food Service; Electrical Wiring; Horticulture and Landscape Management; Secretarial...

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    Tornado! Lightning! Fire! When the Alarm Goes Off, What Happens at Your School? Grade 9-Tertiary
    School staff members need to work together as a team to develop an emergency response plan for a school before a disaster strikes. Risk management professionals outline the importance of drills, maintaining an emergency supply list, going through a fire prevention...

  • USA Environmental Protection Agency for Educators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Access quality environmental protection administration and educational resources on topics including: acid rain, air quality, beaches, careers, cleanup, climate change, hazardous wastes, human health, asbestos, lead, mercury, mold, oil spills, ozone, pesticides,...

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    What Are We Going to do With That Child? Allergies and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Environmental factors that influence children's disruptive behavior, aggression, hyperactivity, and learning problems. How food and seasonal allergies affects behavior and success at school. Advice for the teacher, ways to eliminate classroom allergens, structuring...

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    What Can We Do in Our Homes and Schools to Care For the Environment? 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article by Carrie Wolfe answers the question “what are some practical things we can do at home and school to care for the Earth’s environment?”

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    What Mean These Stones? La Sierra University Inaugurates The Path of the Just Grade 9-Tertiary
    Teel shares the principles guiding the creation of "The Path of the Just", examples of symbolism and stories included, and how this architectural development at La Sierra richly contributes to the educational experience of students, and the community.

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    Would You Open That Door, Please? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this article from the JAE exceptional child issue, a teacher tells how his temporary handicap helped him understand the difficulties handicapped students experience. He relates how much more intricate the problems of the handicapped are, how delicate the...

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    You Call This Work? Industries Benefit School, Students Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article discusses how industries benefit academies and provide opportunities for service. Roger Morton reports on two industries at Sunnydale Academy in Missouri: one manufactures molded polystyrene for packing; the other manufactures isolation chambers for medical treatment.