In this editorial, Wa-Mbaleka, explains the role of qualitative research in this issue of
. Articles include:
INFO Editorial: Successful Learning
Following Jesus Unreservedly
In this editorial, Wa-Mbaleka, describes how this issue of International Forum
focuses on three factors of successful learning: emotional support, linguistic competence, and academic support.
Articles in this issue include:
"Institutions of higher education entice us with promises of excellence and distinction, and the opportunity to change the world through the acquisition of knowledge. Jesus’ model is drastically different: Come. Follow Me. Be nothing. And I will...
Hernán Fernández Lobos - Dialogue with an Adventist leader of religious affairs in southern Chile
"Get involved in the great conversation of faith with other communities. They should never feel isolated from you as a faith group. The more we work toward unity and inclusion in understanding one another—our faith, our culture, our religious and...
Jesus in the Archives
"The Incarnation provides value and interest to our study and research. As we do with the Incarnation, we can know some things, but our knowledge is limited. We keep seeking and also accept that we need humility and scholarship in our work because we...
Maximilian Jantscher - An Adventist Artist in Austria with a Glowing Touch for the Heroes of Faith
"Maximilian is currently a professional painting-therapist to help people find and resolve problems by painting certain scenes of their life. He invites people for painting classes and tells them that they can only find peace when they make Jesus their...
You Did It to Me - What a youth team in Temuco, Chile, is doing to witness for God's glory
After earnest prayer, a group of college students and young professionals in Chile chose to build and furnish a house for a family in need.
Dialogue Editorial: The Enduring Legacy of the Protestant Reformation
"This issue of Dialogue commemorates the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses onto the door of the church at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, which in effect launched the Protestant Reformation that changed the world and...
Ellen White's Portrait of Martin Luther
"Luther and Ellen White highlighted the ultimate authority of Scripture for faith and practice, the importance of Scripture as its own interpreter, the close relationship between the Old and New Testaments, and the central role of Jesus Christ. They strongly...
Christian Education Bible Study
Watch a 2009 presentation to NAD school principals on accreditation protocol. The total length is about 2.5 hours, broken into eleven segments:
How To Create a Teacher E-Clip
"Would you like to know what the Bible says about education? Does the Bible teach that we should give our children a 'Christian' education?" Learn the answers in Dr. Brown's Bible study. Included components:
This how-to video describes how teachers can create and share Teacher E-Clips. E-Clips are short videos of great ideas by great teachers with tips for teachers in a one-minute video format, so teachers can quickly absorb the main idea of other teachers sharing...
Son Harvest County Fair - Student-led Week of Prayer Kit
Grade 5-Grade 8
Download scripts, powerpoints, and songs to prepare your students to lead a Week of Prayer at your school or in your community. A short video and photo gallery provide glimpses of God's love in action as 6th graders lead their school to grow the fruits of...
Teacher E-Clips - Movie Book Trailer, Come Back, Salmon
Grade 1-Grade 4
Are you looking for a creative way to integrate technology and provide media rich assignments? Have your students create a book trailer. This culminating activity allows students to show what they have learned, along with adding their own personality and excitement...
Teacher E-Clips - Reading Loft
This short clip shows a classroom reading loft, complete with puppet show theater.
Teacher E-Clips - Salty Christian Popcorn Company
Grade 3-Grade 6
Students experienced practical learning by starting a business to facilitate understanding the concept of free enterprise. They learned about the mechanics of popcorn popping, performed experiments on expansion and yield, and worked assembly lines. They created...
Boardmanship and Schoolwide Communication
Creating and Managing Successful Teams
Lead versus Boss Management
A presentation for NAD school principals, available in 5 video parts:
Marketing Strategies for Adventist Schools
Watch a 2009 presentation to NAD school principals on leadership styles and educational administration, in six 10-15 minute segments:
Teacher E-Clips - Garden Habitat
Watch a presentation for Adventist principals on strategies to market Christian education effectively. Available in seven segments:
Short video-How one school created a garden habitat on their school grounds to inspire student-driven learning, creative writing, find faith applications, and observe nature. Numerous opportunities for hands-on learning and integrating faith arise spontaneously.
Teacher E-Clips - Gutter Bookshelves
This short video shows an innovative way to display books within easy reach for primary grades. Vinyl gutters installed along your walls make beautiful bookshelves for elementary classrooms.
Teacher E-Clips - Prayer-Spider Lifeline
Short video-Faith integrated object lesson about prayer and a spider's escape line that teachers can use in their classroom. Shared by Apryl Maloon, Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy, 2012.
The Special Character of Adventist Education Video
A presentation for NAD school principals with guidelines for effective teacher evaluation, in 5 short video parts:
Watch this video to learn what makes Kempsey Adventist School in Australia a Christ-centered educational ministry. Help parents and teachers understand the special character of Seventh-day Adventist education through this demonstration of best practices in...
Sexual Attitudes on SDA Campuses, Circa. 1978
This article reports a study of Adventist sexual patterns on SDA campuses. Data were collected on two Adventist college campuses and four non-Adventist college campuses. It examined the students' sexual values and the relationship of these values to their...
VG1 A megastudy of faith maturity and its relationship to variables within the home, school, and church
Grade 6-Grade 12
Concern with declining enrollment and commitment in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Canada led to one of the largest studies ever undertaken by any church group. The research involved nearly 11,000 6th through 12th grade youth and another...
VG1 Researching faith maturity questions on methods and findings of valuegenesis
Grade 6-Grade 12
Kijai interviews Donahue regarding the methodology of the Valuegenesis I study of students attending Grades 6-12 in North American Adventist schools
VG2 Canadian Report
Grade 6-Grade 12
The Canadian Valuegenesis 2 research reports the influence of family, church, and school in the faith, values, loyalty, and commitment of Seventh-day Adventist youth in the Adventist church in Canada.
VG2 The relationship between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic orientations to religion and youth ministry involvement
Grade 6-Grade 12
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and youth ministry involvement. We used data from Valuegenesis II, a North American national survey of youths attending Seventh-day Adventist...
Perspective : Michiana Adventist Forum Presents Panel Discussion on the Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church
On Saturday, February 21, the Michiana Adventist Forum held a panel discussion on the campus of Andrews University entitled, “The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church.” This article is a summary of the discussion, written by Scott Moncrieff,...
Social Attachment to the Seventh - day Adventist Church among Young Adults
As part of a ten-year longitudinal study on youth retention in the church, 755 young adults with Seventh-day Adventist backgrounds were surveyed to explore factors that relate to social attachment to the religious community. The sample was distributed throughout...
The ABCs and Ds of Young Adult Relationships - A Conceptual Model for Discipling New Generations
Literature has consistently pointed to relationship building as the primary means of nurturing the spiritual growth of adolescents and emerging adults (Setan, 2008). Yet, according to recent observations, the relevant praxis of young adult ministry is all...
The Relationship of Parenting Styles to Commitment to the Church among Young Adults
A survey of 653 Seventh-day Adventist young adults, randomly distributed throughout the United States and Canada, compared their perceptions of the way their parents treated them as children with their present commitment to the church. Warm, caring behaviors...
The World of the Adventist Teenager
The North American Division commissioned the Institute of Church Ministry to conduct a longitudinal study of ten years to discover what proportion of young people leave the church and why. This book reports on the first two years of surveying over 1500 youth...
Valuegenesis - Faith in the Balance
For those in families, congregations, and schools who are earnestly seeking ways of developing the faith maturity and commitment to service of the church's rising generations, this book is a must!
Factors Promoting Abstinence Among Adventist Youth - A Report
This article explores youth within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and their interactions with substance use within the context of the Adventist belief in abstinence. The data was collected using questionnaires administered to Adventist youth and explores...
Alienation from Religion in Church Related Adolescents
This research paper explores the relationship between alienation from religion and other selected variables among church-relate adolescents. The sample consists of 390 high school students attending three youth conferences sponsored by Protestant judicatories....
Developing Spiritual Values
This chapter deals with understanding how spiritual values are formed, and an exploration of how values are developed. The authors suggest that values cannot be transmitted because they are concepts that cannot be forced upon an individual - each person develops...
ABC’s of Leading for the New Principal
This 2012 NAD presentation session introduced induction and preparedness strategies for the new principal. If you are an entry level school administrator, or are returning to school administration, then this session is for you! Join us for an engaging session...
Creating the Best Classroom Theme Ever
This 2012 NAD presentation handout inspires teachers to use spiritual themes in their classrooms. It offers easy ways to create a theme that will last throughout the year and throughout your students’ lifetimes.
Essential Elements of Multi-Component Marketing for K-8 Schools
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation renders practice-tested strategies for increasing enrollment and community support for your elementary school. Learn fun and innovative promotional ideas, including home visitations. Different components of marketing are described that help avoid the common pitfall of focusing on a one-audience segment.
Games That Keep Students Going
Every high school teacher is looking for games and activities that they can use before, during, and after physical education classes. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation has many for you to discover.
Leading Up - Practicing Leadership at Any Level
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that educators must employ many leadership skills, yet many are not in top or designated power positions. If they are successful, they provide leadership in the truest sense–leadership that...
praiseTime Guitar for Adventist Schools
Grade 2-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates how the praiseTime guitar program provides quality guitar instruction to students unable to afford private lessons and an avenue for music instruction for students who do not otherwise enroll in music...
The Effects of Visual Learning - Now I See It Teaching
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation reviews the current research and literature supporting the model of multi-sensory teaching, with a special emphasis on visual and hands-on experiences. Teaching various subjects employing the use of puppetry,...
The Emerging Face of Special Students - Strategies for Success in School
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation utilizes current curricular models to meet the needs of Autistic students and/or students classified with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This session gives strategies and materials to work with and better understand...
To the Seafloor in a Cardboard Box! Teaching through Simulations
Grade 7-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows that simulations are powerful teaching devices that can activate all learning domains and integrate content areas through very active learning. See the model, a simulation the author developed with his academy...
What We Can Learn from Video Games - Classroom Application
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will help teachers understand how game players develop effective social practices and skills in navigating complex systems, and how those skills can support learning in other complex domains.
Writing Workshop Mini-Lessons—the Easy Way to Teach Writing!
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation previews the Writing Toolkit, a collection of ready-to-use mini-lessons to help teachers provide instruction in Writing Workshops. This tool is part of the Pathways Language Arts curriculum. Whether or not you...
Celebrating the Writing of Children in the Primary Grades
Publishing and sharing the writing of young children often appears difficult and overwhelming to the busy teacher. This 2012 NAD presentation shares secrets for celebrating the writing accomplishments of young students. There are samples of simple classroom...
A Portrait of Seventh-day Adventist Schools
This paper presents a portrait of Seventh-day Adventist schools. It provides a comparison of Seventh-day Adventist schools to averages for all private schools in the United States.
John Wesleys Small Group Ministry - A Membership Retention and Discipleship Model for the Seventh-day Adventist Church
This presentation lays out a small group ministry by John Wesley. It is focused on membership retention and discipleship. The purpose of this study is to ascertain that the Wesleyan small group approach may be used as a model for discipling and membership...
Measuring Religious Maturity - A Proposed Scale
Gordon Allport offered a rich and complex description of mature religion. More recently, Batson and Ventis have proposed that the scales constructed to measure Allport's intrinsic orientation actually capture only part of the concept of maturity that he had...
Minnesota Conference Survey of Members - Demographics Involvement Giving Practices and Attitudes
This paper presents findings from a survey of church members of the Minnesota Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Data were collected through a questionnaire.
Teaching Effective Communication Principles - Characteristics of Effective Preaching to Young Adults in a North American Context
The purpose of this dissertation is to help preachers to be more effective in the pulpit. The characteristics for what make a preacher effective in the pulpit are explored and considered in this project. The seminar: Preaching to the iPod Mind was presented...
The Religion Classroom - Life-Giving or Lethargic?
Why Bother Praying?
This article looks at how to improve secondary Bible teaching. It shares ways to accomplish this as well as some helpful approaches to using the Teacher's Guide for Special Methods Course: Teaching...
"The Bible says that ‘God is the same yesterday and today and forever.’ So anything you say to Him will not change Him. God knows everything anyway. He says, for example, ‘Before they call I will answer.’ What good does praying...
Adventists and Human Dignity
"Why do we as a church believe and proclaim the dignity of every human being? Why is the right of every human person--the right to equality, health, freedom, personal and vocational opportunities, speech, and worship--regardless of race, religion, nationality,...
Closed or Open Doors?
"We live in a world of closed doors. Doors of opportunity closed because of unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy. Doors of broken relationships, hostility, and ill feelings that cause us to withdraw from each other. Doors of failures and defeats. More...
How to Talk to Someone You Love
"As we search for answers, many of our illustrations will be taken from marriage—perhaps the most crucial area of relationships. However, the guidelines we will discuss are good for any relationship in which two people care about each other. We...
Keepers of the Garden - Christians and the Environment
"Unfortunately, because of wrongful interactions by human beings with the environment, an ecological crisis is underway. Some scientists suggest that 'we are living on borrowed time, and tragically, we are borrowing the time from coming generations.…The...
Mixed Marriages Among Adventists
"Not too long ago, we could have all expected to be born, raised, and married in the same little village. Most likely our life partner would have been the boy or girl next door. Naturally, we would have been of the same race, shared the same culture,...
The Four Faces of Jesus
"Four Gospels have been in the New Testament from the very first time anybody thought to ask which writings should be included in it. The reasons why the earliest Christians choose to keep all four Gospels in the New Testament are not known. But because...
The Mystery of Life
"The study of living matter is at the center of all current scientific efforts. Recent triumphs include the cloning of Dolly the sheep and acquisition of the complete sequence of three billion nucleotides of the human chromosomes.1 But strangely, life...
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
"The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) involves a number of projects. All of them have the objective of finding evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence through radio signals from space. The first of these projects was led in 1960 by Professor...
The Stones Still Cry Out!
"Dust, yes. Heat, plenty. Heated discussions, couldn’t be more. But these are not what makes biblical archaeology exciting and challenging. It is the pursuit of meaning, the comprehending of an entire culture, and letting the Bible come alive that...
Through Grief and Beyond
"God’s calling us. All this time, the operative metaphor has been that we call Him in desperation. But could it be this time He is in desperation calling to us? Because maybe—could it be?—the towering wall of roaring oblivion is much...
Illinois - Ounce of Prevention Fund
The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve. We believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help...
Learn to Speak French
Learn French online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language. Write or speak French online to improve grammar or conversation. The website provides free, helpful guidelines and tips on how to do a language exchange, as well as free...
Modern Curriculum Press PLAID Phonics
A complete phonics and word study program for teachers and kids, this resource provides systematic, intensive phonics support which include items such as photographic clues for easy identification, critical thinking questions, a variety of fun formats, easy...
Music is Elementary - Classroom Music Retailer
Music is Elementary is an online catalog with a wide variety of items for everyone including instruments, books, CDs, and software. You will find items for use with early childhood, elementary music education, Orff-Schulwerk, and music therapy.
Nuance Education Solutions
Dragon speech recognition software, education document processing, and employee productivity suite are several software options offered by Nuance that are geared toward education applications.
Nystrom manufactures and publishes the industry's finest Social Studies educational materials. Nystrom's hands-on programs, maps, globes, atlases, and technology products are the essential materials for today's classroom, from kindergarten to college.
Origins - Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Training
Origins provides professional development regarding the related holistic teaching and learning strategies called Responsive Classrooms (Gr K-6), and Developmental Designs (Gr 5-9).
Peace Corps Resources for Educators
"Nothing is more important than creating schools where the...
Lesson plans and stories for teachers from the Peace Corps.
"With over hundreds of articles and true stories, the Peacemaker Ministries website contains a wealth of information for those who are interested in learning about biblical peacemaking. Admittedly, however, this is quite a bit of information to sift through....
Ranger Rick Science Program
Grade 3-Grade 6
The Ranger Rick Science Program covers a wide range of science concepts with standards-based content and spectacular real-world photography. Help your students achieve fluency in accessing, processing, and communicating informational text. The in-depth text...