In this editorial, Wa-Mbaleka, explains the role of qualitative research in this issue of
. Articles include:
Faith and Science Resources from Southern Adventist University - Origins
Help students, church and community members explore issues related to creation with these articles, papers and links presenting origins topics from an Adventist Christian perspective. Topics also include evolution, fossils and dinosaurs.
Origins Resources - Southern Adventist University
Grade 2-Grade 10
Origins Resources are ready-to-use educational materials about creation and evolution that are scientifically accurate and biblically consistent. Click on "browse resources," select "teachers," and choose a unit and a grade level to see...
Secure Your Own Mask First
You have likely heard this phrase many times during the safety announcements of flights, but could it also symbolize you as a teacher? These practical tips will help you secure your own mask, so you can fully help others.
That God May Know My Integrity
“This article, through a cursory review of the literature, considers historical developments in the ongoing debate between the quantitative and qualitative worlds of research as they pertain to ethics and integrity in research.”
A Grade I Could Not Earn - What My Brightest Student Taught Me About Grace
Adventist educator Mundende reflects on his interaction with a senior student, and observes that salvation can not be earned. It can only come through the grace of God.
A New Approach to Understanding Behaviors - The Gifts of Essence
Become aware of each student’s giftedness to understand their behavior. This 2012 NAD presentation handout is a revolutionary approach to help our students understand themselves and how we all fit in the body of Christ. Learn how to identify the Seven...
A Statistics Activity - What is the Best Predictor for Wins?
This 2012 NAD session is a statistics activity centered around baseball and how to best predict wins. The activity is designed as a unit capstone project that combines bivariate data analysis with the excitement of the World Series.
ABCs, 1,2,3s and PE - Using Physical Activity to Teach Curriculum
This NAD session highlights current research linking physical fitness to academic performance in youth. Morgan demonstrates how core curricular topics can be taught to K-4 elementary students using movement activities in a kinesthetic learning style.
Adventist Robotic League (ARL)—In the Classroom and Beyond
Grade 4-Grade 8
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation documents the values and challenges of joining the Adventist Robotic League. Robots are all around us and our students are fascinated with how they work and what they can do.
All I do in Kindergarten is Play!
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares a thematic approach that makes the transition from home to classroom a significant and enjoyable developmental learning experience. It includes a pictorial presentation of a vibrant classroom, displays,...
Alternative High School PE Options: Mountain Biking and Olympic Games
Grade 4-Grade 9
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout discusses the value of teaching mountain biking as a lifetime activity. Topics cover fundraising and equipment considerations, unit design and ideas, trail design and maintenance, and safety concerns,...
An Adventist Approach to Cognitive Science
Cognitive science, the study of the mind, brain, and thinking, is the basis for evidence-based teaching practices. However, popularization of cognitive science can sometimes introduce ideas that hamper student learning and undermine Adventist educational philosophy....
Apostolic Succession - In the Writings of Yves Congar & Oscar Cullmann
"A significant contribution to the ecumenical discussion, Apostolic Succession considers the merits and demerits of Roman Catholicism and Protestantism through the writings of two outstanding twentieth-century ecclesiologists. Number 20 in the Andrews...
Aspiring Actors and Authors - Classroom Productions Without all the Drama
Grade 1-Grade 8
This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation shares ways to use drama and student writing in the classroom to create meaningful learning experiences. Specific examples of powerful student presentations to parents are included.
AudioVerse offers free audio sermons. Founders Tim Arakawa and Curtis Farnham developed this ministry as requests were increasingly made for sermon recordings of Advent HOPE Sabbath School, Restoration Ministry, and the Southwest Youth Conference. Although...
AVID – Advance Via Individual Determination
Grade 4-Grade 12
As presented at the 2012 NAD convention, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)is a college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning,...
Barely Enough - Grace and Justice
"Just as He did at that lonely place by the sea, God wants His church to experience His grace. Jesus longs to use His church as an instrument to share His transforming love to a world in need of it." Rogelio Paquini presented this devotional June...
Bible Supplement Grades 5-6
Grade 5-Grade 8
Teacher-created support materials for grades 5 & 6 Bible are available for download from the North Pacific Union Conference website, including: classroom worship suggestions, additional Bible references, extra community service activities and copies of...
Bible Unit Tests for Truth Unveiled & Becoming Like Him
Grade 7-Grade 8
Ready to use online tests for each unit of the NAD Bible textbooks, Truth Unveiled: God's Triumph and Becoming Like Him: God's Reflection. Students get instant feedback, and can print a report upon completion, for grade recording. Free and easy...
BirdSleuth - Investigating Evidence
Need help with student inquiry? Cornell Lab of Ornithology created this free online BirdSleuth module to help! The module includes lesson plans, journal pages, and online resources that will help your students ask scientific questions, craft and test hypotheses,...
Blended Learning - Expanding the Classroom Walls Using Edmodo Technology
Grade 1-Grade 12
Breathing, Bag Boys and Bottom-Line Essentials
provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. This 2012 NAD presentation and handout provides practical lessons on how to use the Edmodo platform to provide blended learning across the curriculum.
This TEACH Journal article seeks to help define the unique essence of Adventist Education. "Some say that the special character of Adventist education is 'the lifestyle and
practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
as expressed in your school'....
Building Enrollment in the Early Childhood Program
Enrollment is the life blood of an early childhood program. These 2012 NAD presentation handouts include a call log for prospective parents, census sheets, classroom evaluation forms, and a parent preschool evaulation form.
Building Relationships Between Homeschooling Families and Church Schools
As more parents choose to educate their children at home, church school educators are faced with questions of how to support these families. This 2012 NAD presentation examines the questions and dilemmas of homeschoolers and teachers, and real-life solutions that have been explored in various communities.
Building Your Fundraising Team - Avoiding the Solo Performance
"It’s vital to develop a functional and professional team of volunteers, board members, colleagues, and others who participate in the fundraising process. This 2012 NAD session PPT and handout provides suggestions and materials for building a successful fundraising team."
Clark H Pinnock on Biblical Authority - An Evolving Position
"Roennfeldt's in-depth study examines a theological shift in the thinking of an increasingly prolific writer. The study is based primarily on two of Pinnock's books, 'Biblical Revelation', and 'The Scripture Principle'. Number 16 in the Andrews University...
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout shows how beekeeping could add excitement to your classroom, opening a window to the hidden world of the honeybee. Observation beehives allow students to observe the industrious work and life cycle of...
Classroom Management and Discipline Without Distress
This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on discipline and classroom management strategies that teachers and administrators can use to enhance the growth and development of students. Areas of emphasis include: Establishing a culture of learning; Setting the tone...
Creating Innovative Reading and Math Centers
These 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handouts include engaging ideas for math and reading centers where students can practice and apply strategies that have been taught utilizing various methods, games and technology. It also includes a unit which features...
Daily Oral Language Option for the Multi-grade Classroom
This 2012 NAD session discusses how learning requires a brain-compatible environment that is authentic, safe and relevant. This system incorporates teaching the daily oral language target skills within a multi-grade classroom in a relevant, multi-level context,...
Daniel - Vision of the End
"Doukhan delves into the biblical text, considering its words, noting its literary movement, and listening to its echoes throughout the Scriptures. The result is a document with new information and reflection which challenges thought and nurtures hope."
Discipline - Whose Problem is it Anyway?
Discipline is everyone’s problem, beginning with the home, society, and now the school. This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation discusses how to solve the discipline problem in schools and classrooms.
Discrepant Events - More Bang, Fewer Bucks!
This 2012 NAD convention presentation demonstrates easy, effective, affordable ways to bring your science class to life. Discrepant events (science experiments with unexpected outcomes) help cement scientific concepts for your students. Numerous discrepant...
Do They Understand What I Just Taught?
This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on formative assessment ideas and techniques to assist teachers in determining if their students understand a developing concept. An assessment technique can cue the instructor to adjust, reteach, or enrich a given lesson...
Don’t Just Read Your Bible—Study It!
This is a 2012 NAD convention presentation on Bible study. We all believe that Bible study is a necessity for spiritual growth, but no one teaches us how to do it. In this breakout you’ll learn at least 10 different ways to make the Scriptures come alive...
Don’t Waste Your Time on Strategic Planning
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...
Dual Enrollment for Global Education
Grade 11-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD presentation explores some tangible and viable approaches for effective K-16 language articulation toward an enhanced global education through a dual language program offered to worthy juniors/seniors in high schools and academies. The author...
E-Sword is a free Bible study software package helpful as a study aid or sermon preparation guide. Programmed by a pastor who wanted something for sermon notes and personal preparation for study, it's quick and simple to use.
ECEC 4MAT Training
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention seminar assists teachers of young children to understand and use the 4MAT Natural Cycle, honor diverse learning preferences, design instruction that is developmentally appropriate, and integrate curriculum for a learning experience...
Effective Teaching in a Multi-grade Classroom
This 2012 NAD presentation explores teaching strategies in a multi-grade classroom. The presentation also contains research-based findings about multi-grade teaching.
Elementary Music - Skype and the Laundry Room Studio
Christiana Rennard, the teacher in a one-room school in Mississippi, didn’t feel confident teaching music. Carol Swinyar, an experienced music educator, lived 239 miles away. Here are the handouts from their 2012 NAD presentation that emerged as a result...
Establishing and Improving Fundraising at Your School
Interested in creating or expanding your current fundraising efforts? Worried about hidden pitfalls or missteps? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation combines best practice theory and concrete suggestions that allow educational fundraising programs to grow successfully.
Esther - A Theological Approach
"The absence of the mention of God in the story of Esther and the seeming emphasis on human causality has led to the impression that historical events and their results are ultimately under the control of humans. Rodriguez analyzes the book of Esther...
Chris Oberg presented this devotional on June 27, 2010 at the 59th General Conference Session. "Do not be afraid; the battle is not ours; go forward; worship!"
Faith in God's Abundant Grace
"If we want to proclaim grace we must ask God to open our eyes to see it. That is the biggest reward and challenge of being a church with a mission of grace." Dennis Miller presented this devotional Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the 59th General Conference...
Fun and Easy Art Lessons for the Lower Grades
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention Kids’ art presentation explores easy and fun ways to teach art to children, even if you don’t think you are artistic! Learn how to incorporate these easy art lessons into your curriculum with very little teacher...
Geogebra - Powertool for Your Math Classroom
Grade 7-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the use of Geogebra, a free internet tool, in the math classroom. Examples from algebra through calculus will be shown, as well as an introduction to the web site with many lesson ideas that have been...
Get Wild About Fitness and Health - Integrating Content with Fun!
In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention handout, discover standards-based comprehensive lessons to teach and reinforce learning while having fun, through demonstrated activities from the Fab 5 Physical Activity Program. See how easy it can be to teach fitness...
Handwriting Without Tears - Strategies for Success
These 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handouts on handwriting fluency are an essential component of early learning. Strategies are developmentally appropriate and encourage oral language proficiency, fine and gross motor skills. They provide engaging...
Help! I Have to Teach Music!
Stuck with giving assignments about dead composers for music? Want to meet curriculum requirements, especially when planning time and resources are at a minimum? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handout includes numerous music education links and...
Helping Young Children Develop Spiritually
The early years are critical for the development of a conscience and character. This 2012 Nad Teachers Convetnion presentation demonstrates how to support TAG (Time Alone with God) at a young age, develop a working knowledge of Bible stories, and use lessons...
How to Have an A Plus PE Program With or Without a Gymnasium
Using the NAD curriculum, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is filled with fun and exciting ideas, yearly themes, easy to teach physical, spiritual, social, and mental health-related activities for the elementary classroom teacher as well as the...
How to Use Twitter as Your Personal Learning Network
Have you joined Twitter yet? Twitter is an excellent way to start building your Personal Learning Network (PLN). This 2012 presentation covers the basics of using Twitter as a component of your PLN, and shares some resources and tips for using it to maximize...
Human Dignity in the Midst of War Lessons
Grade 7-Grade 12
Help your students become informed global citizens and understand war’s complexities through engaging lessons spanning cultures and time presented at the 2012 NAD teacher convention. Students read and interpret case studies and short stories while listening...
I Used to Be Perfect - A Study of Sin and Salvation
"What does it mean to sin? What is temptation? What is the law? What does it mean to be saved? What does it mean to be perfect? Writing in a highly engaging style, George Knight recalls his own early struggles with legalism in order to examine some of...
Ideas for Organizing a Small Library
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is excellent if you need to get your small library organized and/or automated. You will find some great ideas on how to do this quickly and easily even if you don’t know how to catalog like a librarian.
Inquiring Minds - By Design
At a time when the Biblical creation story is under attack, how should Christians relate to science? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explains how a deeper understanding of scientific inquiry can help us better understand the Creator and think...
Integrating Collaborative Web 2.0 Tools into the Curriculum
Our students must learn to communicate and collaborate using a variety of digital media and environments. Group collaboration in the classroom can become Web 2.0 collaboration using appropriate tools. Many Web 2.0 links will be available online to view later....
Intersections of Math and Literacy - Heuristic Patterns
Integration between subjects is essential for deep understanding, but what heuristic strategies are available to join math and literacy? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation offers children’s literature options in math and language linked to...
Is Summer Over Yet? Getting Students Excited about Learning - and School
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides meaningful and relevant learning experiences for students across the disciplines. Inspire students to own their academic journey with an attitude of empowerment.
Kindergarten Stepping Stones Lead Teacher Follow-up
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation for Kindergarten Stepping Stones Lead Teachers includes a great PPT overview of booklists, K-2 multigrade P.R.E.P. resources, and sample schedules.
Leading from the Heart
The world values money, power, and status; God values humility, compassion, and transparency. Many leaders’ behavior demonstrates that their values are the world’s. Leading from the heart, as explained in this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation,...
Learning and Teaching Strategies for Foreign Language
Grade 1-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares strategies and methods for second language teaching.
Letters and Sounds - Establishing the Foundation for Reading
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides best practice techniques to teach letter sounds and letter formations.This systematic instruction ensures that even our at-risk students master these foundational skills and have a successful start to...
Liberation Theology - A Study in its Soteriology
"Liberation theology emerged as a response to the historical reality of Latin American political and economic problems with the purpose of bringing justice and liberation to the masses. This investigation concludes that liberation theology, in spite of...
Lovin’ the Social Studies
Grade 2-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will add some new teaching strategies to your lesson plans based on the National Council for the Social Studies thematic strands. It will provide hands-on, interactive, and easy-to-implement methods to enrich...
Making Science Real with Lab Notebooks and Whiteboards
Grade 9-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows how any demonstration or lab activity can be enhanced by having students use lab notebooks to record data and observations. Large white boards can be used as a presentation tool where students are able to...
Managing and Organizing the Multigrade Classroom
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation on the well-managed classroom is a teacher's dream. See how students can work with you, not against you, to make learning happen. This model works well for all elementary classrooms and uses techniques that are...
Markan Sandwich Stories - Narration, Definition, and Function
"In the biblical book of Mark, the stories Jesus tells are often interrupted by an inner story sandwiched between two other episodes. Shepherd's investigation seeks to clearly define this intercalation and to explain its function in the Markan story....
Meaningful Reading Assessment with the Use of Running Records
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces and reviews the why and how-to of using running records during reading instruction. This powerful assessment tool is useful in tracking progress and informing your instruction.
Military Practice and Polemic - Israel's Laws of Warfare in Near Eastern Perspective
"Michael Hasel compares Israelite law with the practices of surrounding nations through the analysis of textual, iconographic, and archaeological evidence. His in-depth study has notable implications for placing Israel's laws of warfare in their original...
Mindful Teaching for Brain Compatibility
Unravel the mystery of subject matter organization so students can learn it more efficiently and effectively. Students who practice being more thoughtful about their schoolwork become more efficient learners and increase their capacity to learn additional...
My Collaborative Relationship with my Pastor - or Not?
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation discusses principal-pastor relationships as they relate to mentoring, collaboration, communication, and support. If you are the principal or constituent church pastor of a school, then this session is for you....
Our Creator Redeemer - An Introduction to Biblical Covenant Theology
"Much is at stake in evangelical Christian theology when considering 'the covenants' - Old Testament and New Testament....This book makes a significant contribution by synthesizing and systematizing theology regarding the covenants from a perspective...