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resources that facilitate a Christian atmosphere within a school, considering the interplay of community, facilities, leaders, teachers and learners


  • Adventist Resource
    25 Ways Pastors Can Support Their School Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article presents creative ways a pastor can support a school and become actively involved in the life of the local church school. Ideas presented include: support through church programs, sermons, scheduled and unscheduled appearances at school, and ways...

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    A Day in the Life of an Adventist Student Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A photo essay of Erin Joy Donovan, a fifth grader at Shining Mountain Adventist Elementary School, her teacher, and classmates, to illustrate the differences in Adventist education.

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    A Matter of Attitude Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An administrator's attitude sets the tone for the new school year. Tony Reeves shares how infectious a positive attitude can be for teachers, staff, students, parents, and anyone associated with the school.

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    A Study of Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Religious Environment of Andrews University in Relation to Religiosity Tertiary
    Problem: A report of the perceptions of the environment of an institution can be useful in assessing the effectiveness of that institution. This study assessed student and faculty perceptions of the religious environment of Andrews University, a Seventh-day...

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    A Whole School Approach to Changing School Culture - The SASA Way Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Anyone who has worked in a school or classroom knows changing a culture can be difficult and daunting. The staff at Sydney Adventist School Auburn decided to take up this challenge. These are reflections we can share about the journey so far."

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    Administration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 8 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Being an administrator is a time consuming position - whether it is in a small school as a teaching/principal or as a full time administrator in a larger school. The resources here are intended to make your job easier." The following forms and suggestions...

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    An application of the Finlayson School climate scales to four Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Finlayson School Climate Questionnaires were administered to four independent secondary schools, each belonging to the Seventh-day Adventist system of education. Two were boarding schools situated in Perth and Melbourne and two were day schools situated...

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    Are Adventist Schools Safe? The Answer May Surprise You Grade 1-Grade 12
    Since Adventist schools are not unaffected by the effects of violence, Adventist teachers and administrators cannot afford to ignore the issue. Reflecting on findings from Plummer and Gifford's studies on violence in Adventist schools, this article includes...

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    Building a Christ-Centered School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This devotional shares insights in how to build a more Christ-centered school. Staying focused on the main thing is the theme. And in parenting or teaching, the main thing is... Christ IN us & Christ THROUGH us for the good of His children every day.

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    Bullying Has No Place in Our School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A teacher describes her school's efforts against bullying as they endeavor to make their campus a "city of refuge" for students and visitors alike.

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    Capability, Connection, & Contribution Grade 1-Grade 12
    Teaching today is not just about teaching content, but helping each student experience success. An easy guide for assuring each student to experience success would be the three Cs: helping students feel capable, helping students connect, and helping students...

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    Chaplaincy in Christian Schools - Towards a Policy Platform for Productive Partnerships Preschool-Tertiary
    "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...

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    Circle Time Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "As each new school year starts, teachers around the world brainstorm to find ways to turn a diverse set of personalities into a cohesive whole. Christian teachers work both to help the student body become a unified body and to bring a concrete realization...

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    Classroom Management - Teacher Bulletin Volume 9 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "A classroom that is chaotic as a result of poor management not only does not enhance learning, it might even inhibit it. The creation of rules and procedures is an important aspect of classroom management. Rules identify general expectations or standards...

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    Competition - Still the Number One Concern Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What is the role of competition on the Adventist Christian campus? Christian college and university administrators have long grappled with this controversial topic. Ron du Preez examines this issue, and in the process, presents another worthy question: What...

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    Connectedness - Bridging the Gap between Values and Practice in Developing a Safe and Supportive School Community Kindergarten
    A paradox exists within the teaching profession:"On one hand educators know and believe that students need role models and that almost every aspect of teaching, even (or especially) including discipline—is all about relationships. Yet on the other...

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    Connectedness - The Key to Student Success Grade 9-Lifelong
    Gary Hopkins and Tom Gillespie share research on how the school as a community accounts for student success. Specific emphasis is given to teacher attitudes, school climate, academic attitudes, motivation, and behavior, academic performance, social and personal...

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    Conversations of Importance Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist colleges and universities must create an environment where conversations between older and younger Adventists can occur, creating an sense of community and a safety. Gordon Bietz addresses the threats to balanced conversations between these two groups, and suggests that revisiting the schools' vision in the areas of a Christ-centered campus, academic excellence, a distinct Seventh-day Adventist environment, an ethic of service, caring hospitality, and affordable education, will help establish a bond of mutual love and trust.

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    Creating an Atmosphere for Tolerance and Understanding Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bob Egbert's article presents 13 classroom activities schools and teachers can use to help students develop attitudes of tolerance, while diffusing intolerance, prejudice, negative attitudes and stereotypes often demonstrated toward each other. The article...

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    Currency - Are We Truthful or Do We Speak Another Language? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    To convey our message of Jesus, the author writes that "as educators in a 21st century world with an end-time message, teaching to multi-tasking spider-web-brained children, we better learn their language or rather, their currency." This should...

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    Enhancing Pastor/Teacher Relationships Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One crucial issue in the success of Adventist church schools is the relationship between the pastor and teacher. While the pastor is not the supervisor to the teacher, he is often viewed as such. Another misconception views the teacher as being on the B team...

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    Equipping the School Chaplain - A Reflection Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Rieger’s Chaplaincy in Christian Schools (TEACH vol 3, no.2, 2009) rivets the attention of parents, students, educators and supporters on the potential for enhanced pastoral care within the educational process. It also offers a plethora...

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    Essential Counseling Skills for a Principal Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In addition to many other responsibilities, a principal must learn to become an effective counselor in order to mediate between the many relationships that exist within a school. A principal can "attend to students’ needs, listen to parents’...

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    Extracurricular Activities - Not Just Frills Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Extracurricular activities serve a necessary function for the Adventist church and educational system. Colleges need to offer co-curricular opportunities as today's students are tomorrow's future leaders of church and society. Students learn important life-skills...

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    Families within the Family Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Roger Couty shares the results of research on family models done by Pascale Sauve. A team of educators experimentied with an organizational model over the last three years, where 1600 students and 140 staff members of Ecole Secondaire Cap-jeunesse were...

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    God's Change Agents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Dennis Marshall shares that as God's change agents, educators must do whatever is necessary to help children realize God's purpose for their lives.

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    GRIP -- Growing Relationships Involves People Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How's your grip? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores core issues concerning principals and leadership issues, from staffing to parents and the community. It focuses on understanding school climate as it relates to relationships and successful...

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    How Different Cultural Ethnicities and Religious Affiliations Live in Harmony in the Same School Grade 9-Grade 12
    The results of two studies undertaken by the Grade 11 Greaves Adventist Academy students in a Scientific Methodology Course, showed that there were 50 nationalities and 10 different religious affiliations among this Canadian school's 180 students. The objective...

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    I Am What I Choose to Be Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Jasmine Skerritt asks a critical question: 'Can our children truly become positive citizens of their community when we allow their naked minds to be clothed with visions of violence, terror, and all other forms of evil?' The author submits that teachers, parents,...

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    Implementing Biblical Spirituality in the Setting of an Adventist College Tertiary-Lifelong
    Nae gives a biblical definition of spirituality, focusing more specifically on the concept of spirituality in Paul's letters. From there he tries to apply the theoretical conclusions to the setting of a Christian college.

    This paper was presented at...


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    Institutional Grace - An Oxymoron? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gordon Bietz asks the question "Is it possible to communicate a loving, warm, accepting God in an institutional setting?" as he addresses the issue of institutional grace. This article shares insights on the laws of grace in the early Christian church,...

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    International Education in Adventist Colleges and Universities Tertiary-Lifelong
    Andrews University president Andreasen shares the importance of creating an international climate and ideas that will help make a school truly international. This article explores the motives for international study, and factors that will ensure a truly international...

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    JAE Editorial: The True Confrontation Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Confrontation has connotations for the younger generation of social protest. Traditionally the concept is positive, intended to move people one step closer to liberation. Teachers have been heroic confronters and Christ's followers have a mandate for confrontation....

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    Justifiable or Not? Developing and Preserving a Christian School Ethos Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this TEACH journal article, Youlden suggests "that the best thermometer of what influences parental choice of schooling is the ethos or special character of a school. School ethos evolves within a school environment in response to the school’s...

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    Keeping our Focus on Christ Kindergarten-Lifelong
    With regards to our schools' goals, are "we asking the important question: Will the kids coming through our doors come to know Jesus more because of us? Ten million years from now on the earth made new, we won’t be recounting all the bling-blings...

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    KID – What It Looks Like in “Our Neck of the Woods” Grade 3-Grade 8
    A principal describes her church and school community's efforts to actively engage children and their families in discipleship programs. Program titles include Kids in Discipleship, Footprints for Parents & Mentors, and Footprints for...

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    Leadership Style, School Climate, and the Institutional Commitment of Teachers Grade 8-Grade 12
    "This study explored the relationships among principals' leadership style, school climate, and the organizational commitment of teachers in Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in the Philippines. The organizational commitment model developed by Steers...

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    Leading From a Sanctified Heart Grade 1-Lifelong
    McKenzie focuses on the importance of the spiritual life for the school principal. He states that without leading from a sanctified heart, a principal’s work will not create desirable results. McKenzie supports his theories utilizing examples from the...

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    Let's Talk About the Weather Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What creates a positive school climate? According to Victor Fitch, the administrator, the teacher, and everyone associated with the school, creates the climate of the school. Therefore, to have a Christ-centered atmosphere, it becomes essential that each individual...

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    LIFT. ENCOURAGE. INSPIRE. Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A principal describes the purpose her staff has given themselves this year: to "lift, encourage, and inspire our students in as many ways as possible."

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    Looking For Opportunities To Build Your School? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Marilyn Ilchuk looks at two sides of building relationships: nurturing and confrontation. She examines the role each plays in shaping the relationship the school has with the community.

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    Making a Positive Difference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McGuire shares his experience and gives advice on building a positive spiritual environment for students.

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    Ministering within the School Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "It’s overwhelmingly wonderful having a grade five student’s arms wrapped around your waist as they say, 'I love Jesus', it’s challenging when a year 11 student says, 'but you don’t really believe all this' and satisfying when...

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    Missional Educational Leadership in Urban Settings Kindergarten-Tertiary
    “Missionally minded educators are called to engage students, parents, and community members in a shared commitment to change…[which requires]: vision, contextualized behaviors, empowerment of students and others, intentional transformation, and God-honored commitment.”

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    Nurturing Faith blog: My Top Ten List for Hiring New Teachers Preschool-Lifelong
    Reflecting on a Wheaton College study finding that exemplary professors shared characteristics of genuine faith, an attitude of humility, passion for their academic discipline, and openness to change, prompted this blog. If you're hiring teachers for Christian...

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    Our Journey to Spirituality in School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Incorporating spirituality into a school is not a black and white issue, but by being intentional and emphasizing the roles of both teachers and students, schools can increase the feeling of spiritual intentionality in their halls. Livingstone Adventist Academy...

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    Partnerships with Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list of six resources are designed to work with parents in building a child's faith, originally created for the Journey to Excellence website.

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    Portfolio - A Practical Aid to Assess the Fulfillment of a University Mission Statement Tertiary-Lifelong
    Donesky discusses the use of portfolios and how their use is important to the students education and the fulfillment of the university mission statement.

    This paper was presented at the 21st Institute of Christian Teaching.


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    Qualities of a Great School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Qualities of a great school are: principal leadership, teacher quality, extracurricular activities, parent involvement, and safety and discipline.

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    Relationship Building and Ministry Grade 9-Grade 12
    Do you want a campus where God is worshiped with body, soul and mind? a place where administration, faculty, staff, and students are willingly working with the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the mission of the gospel? (Matthew 28:18-20) Learn about...

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    School climate and student character traits - A descriptive study of student perceptions in Adventist high schools in Rwanda Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The present study examined character traits and school climate as perceived by SDA high school students in Rwanda. Specifically, the study sought to identify the level of students’ character and school climate, the differences between student demographic...

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    Serving Others Through Christian Principles Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Excellent and effective customer service in education is crucial. The author provides “practical steps to be taken to ensure that we are always dealing with others in a Christ-like manner.”

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    Spiritual Climate Survey - Pacific Union Conference Grade 9-Grade 12
    Developed in the Pacific Union Conference (NAD), this spiritual emphasis questionnaire is "designed to assist schools in assessing the impact of the school's program and personnel on students as perceived by the school's stakeholders." Different...

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    Stakeholders' Perceptions of School Climate and Their Partnership in School Curriculum as Predictors of School Reputation - A Correlational Study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The main purpose of this study was twofold. The first purpose was to determine the stakeholders’ perceptions of school climate and their partnership in school curriculum and school reputation. The second was to come up with a predictive model for school...

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    Striving for Excellence When Circumstances Work Against It Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bradfield addresses popular misconceptions and myths about school improvement. Shared are significant observations about what makes a school successful, even in difficult circumstances, along with the administrators

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    Student Peer Bullying - A Brief Overview of the Problem and Some Associated Myths Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "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...

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    Student perceptions of school climate associated with faith maturity in private sectarian, private nonsectarian, and public high schools in Metro Manila Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study examined school climate and faith maturity as perceived by high school students in Metro Manila, Philippines. Theory and prior research had suggested that a significant relationship might exist between school climate and student faith maturity....

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    Taking Off the Training Wheels Tertiary
    Those responsible for delivering college and university education must determine the best way to structure the institution's academic environment to fulfill the mission of Adventist higher education. The authors review Kohlberg's theory of moral development...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 10 Issue 1: Stories Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Perry introduces this issue of TEACH by looking ahead to some of the articles, which include:

    Let Me Do It and I Will Learn - Investigating Three...

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    Ten Ways to Combat Hostility Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is hostility or hate developing in your school? This short article suggests 10 ways to combat hostility.

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    The Adventist School System and Values Transmission Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "In 2011 Valuegenesis, a major survey of beliefs and values and how they are generated was undertaken for a second time twenty years after it was completed in 1992. It revealed the strength of the concert between the home, the church and the school...

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    The Effect of Reality Therapy as an Administrative Model upon the Organizational Climate and Educational Outcomes of Selected Elementary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Organizations of nearly every type succeed in fulfilling their mission best when they are productive and effective. Changes in societal outlook have made administrative demands that older leadership theory does not satisfy. It was the purpose...

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    The Fish Philosophy Tertiary-Lifelong
    Does everyone on your campus enjoy what they do? The FISH! Philosophy is a motivational program that seeks to implement four suggested strategies to increase employee retention and motivate them to make a difference in their work. In the process, they will...

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    The Higher View of Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This paper aims to explore the relevancy of Ellen White’s book, Education, in a postmodern setting. Further, it intends to address whether the guiding influence of the Prophetic Gift is still relevant to Adventist education. This...

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    The Peacemaker Tertiary-Lifelong
    Conflict-resolution expert Ken Sande shows you how to help permanently resolve disputes in your church. He takes you and your church members beyond quick fixes to true, life-changing reconciliation with family members, coworkers, and fellow believers.

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    The Role of Campus Chaplaincy in the Mission of Adventist Education - A Philippine Perspective Grade 9-Lifelong
    The author shares eight reasons why campus chaplaincy ministry can play a major role in fulfilling the mission of Adventist education. These include contributing to church growth, college students are open to the gospel, and thus are society's change agents,...

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    The School and Community Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Schools are important to communities and should purposefully search for appropriate ways to foster interaction. The authors explore a variety of avenues by which schools can not only serve their communities, but also make use of community resources to enhance...

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    The Screwtape Strategies - Hamstringing the Impact and Influence of Christian Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "With acknowledgement to, and written in the spirit of C. S. Lewis’ Screwtape letters, using the literary device of inversion. Hopefully, the device should assist readers to gain insight into and question and critique the tactics used...

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    Training Young Peacemakers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Peacemaking is an essential life skill for students of all ages. Marilyn Fargo addresses how teachers can integrate this important social skill into every aspect of the curriculum by sharing how she successfully implements concepts from The Young Peacemaker,...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Is it possible to link biblical principles and a school behaviour plan to encourage students to live in the presence of God? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Bree Hills, principal at Canberra Christian School wanted her students to grasp the idea that biblical beliefs guide how we think and act. With this thought in mind, she led her staff in developing a whole school yearly theme that encourages her...

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    Understanding, Serving and Educating Students in Urban Settings Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors explore the difficulties facing minority students, particularly in urban settings. They describe methods that can be used to solve school leadership issues, build student self-confidence and self-respect, increase student motivation, break the...

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    VG1 Good Adventist Schools Making a Difference Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article looks to the Valuegenesis research to show how Adventist schools can make a difference for the students who attend. It provides suggestions on encouraging academic excellence, strong relationships, school climate, ways that administration can...

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    VG1 If You Can't Measure It, It Didn't Happen! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do our students have a rich, growing faith? Does the climate in our schools nurture faith? These and other questions are addressed in this article on how educational institutions measure the spiritual growth and development of their students. In addition,...

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    VG1 Measuring Quality in Adventist Schools - A Review of Valuegenesis Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This is a report of the Valuegenesis study of Adventist school students in Grades 6-12 which focused on school quality. In addition to an interpretation and overview of the results, the authors present good news, mixed news, and bad news, from positive perceptions...

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    VG2 Once Upon a Time: What Valuegenesis says about the quality of Adventist schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The NAD second wave of faith maturity research provided interesting insights of students into the positive attributes of Adventist schools. These center on the themes of quality teaching, Adventist values, and school climate influences.

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    We've Come This Far by Faith Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Here are some activities to maintain school spirit as the school year draws to a close.

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    What Makes a School Multicultural? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Cross-cultural understanding and respect for diversity are no longer optional in the Adventist classroom, curriculum, or in program planning, but a necessity. Rosado states that a new model of education is needed to prepare young Christians for the 21st century....

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    What Makes Your School Great? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Gina Walker shares her memories of what made her academy experience unforgettable. She notes that teachers can show students they care by becoming involved in school organizations such as the Newspaper Club, Yearbook, Students Association, Promotions and...

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    Where Do You Belong? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    A principal's thoughts on belonging to her school, and how her actions should reflect this.

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    Why is British Columbia so Different? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Robinson discusses how government requirements make British Columbia different from other conferences across Canada and the United States.

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    Worship and School Life Grade 9-Lifelong
    Koh seeks first to examine principles for worship and life from the Scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy writings; second, to identify what constitutes authentic Christian worship experience; and third, to explore principles to improve worship life in school....