Watch a presentation for Adventist principals on strategies to market Christian education effectively. Available in seven segments:
Boardmanship and Schoolwide Communication
Creating and Managing Successful Teams
PBS - Prayer & Bible Study
Here's a great idea for nurturing spiritual growth across grades, with daily family groups in a multigrade setting.
A Friday classroom activity wraps up the school week as a spiritual highlight helping young students learn to understand and treasure the Sabbath truth. Two practical program ideas shared by small school teachers.
Purchase books for your kindle from Pacific Press' ebook site.
Christmas Stories - Teacher Bulletin Volume 3
A collection of Christmas stories and a poem to share with your students:
Bird Life in Wington
Twas the Night Jesus Came...
Santa and Jesus - Why Jesus is Better than Santa Claus
Teach the Children
The "W" in Christmas
This is a collection of short stories designed to teach values to children. It is geared to an age group of K-6; however, the message is appropriate for kids of all ages. The stories are:
Holiday Materials - August
Where There's a Will...There's a Way
Activities for celebrating the following holidays and events in the month of August:
Self Evaluation for Teachers and Students
Grade 5-Grade 12
Sand Castle Day - How to Build a Sand Castle
Monarch Butterfly Fall Migration
National Punctuation Day - 10 Ways to Practice Punctuation
Two short checklists: a self-evaluation of Christian teacher qualities referencing the writings of Ellen White, and a student self-evaluation of holistic development.
Tips - I Have a Question!
To help students become critical thinkers, consider these practical suggestions on what to do when a student asks a question.
Insight Magazine Writing Contest 2013
Young writers can enter their writing in one of three categories: student short story, general short story, or study poetry. Access the contest rules here. Entry deadline is May each year.
Graphic Organizer - Printable Worksheets
Over 40 graphic organizer worksheets including 4 squares, concept maps, lesson plan, graphic organizer maker, KWL, pie slices, raindrops map, sorting maps, venn diagrams, story elements, character analysis maps, math graphic organizers, life cycles, and more...
Library of Congress for Teachers
This webpage highlights ready-to-use classroom materials aligned with USA state standards, utilizing Library’s primary sources. Access primary source sets around topics such as U.S. presidents; short facts or activities for class starters, such as 'Today...
Moneywise - A Seventh-day Adventist Treasurer Resource Site
Adventist educational institution treasurers, new as well as seasoned financial leaders, will find sample documents on educational institution management, leadership training, church policies, budgeting, basic fund accounting, boards and board presentations,...
PET 11-03: Panorama of Educational Thoughts
Download Vaughn Jennings' March 2011 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition reviews 10 links to websites with information and tools for marketing Christian education.
Protective Clothing Devotional with Candle Video
Grade 5-Grade 8
Download this powerpoint for a class worship. Students watch a candle making video (link included), consider examples of protection God builds into creation, and reflect on the protective 'clothing' God recommends we wear daily, based on Ephesians 6:11 and...
The Making of a Candle - The Making of a Christian
Grade 5-Grade 8
A class worship activity sheet, including the link to an informative and inspiring candle making video. After watching the video clip, students write their answers to three prompts, and then discuss their comparisons of candle making steps to those of growing...
Frogs in Pharaohs Bed - 50 Devotional PowerPoints
Grade 5-Grade 8
Download 50 devotional powerpoints to accompany the book, Frogs in Pharoah's Bed. Each file includes a Bible verse, interesting facts related to the introductory story, the Bible passage to read together, and an activity.
Google Family Safety Center
0-2 years-Grade 12
Learn how to use tools google provides to help parents and teachers choose what content their children/students see online, and consider current and valuable tips and advice about how to stay safe online.
Children's Bible Lessons for Bradshaw's Evangelistic Series
Access audio, video and worksheets for 23 Bible lessons for children that correspond to Pastor Bradshaw's evangelistic topics as presented through ItIsWritten.com. Slide shows, transcripts, decision cards, activities and more are available for teachers who...
How Do We Know What is True?
Using examples from paleontology and biology, Brand discusses how data, interpretations, hypotheses, and worldview are involved in the development of ideas, and how to evaluate them -- how to determine what ideas one can trust as truth.
Physical Symbols in Adventist Schools - A Preliminary Study
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...
Promise of Place
"Place-based education (PBE):
Reflection on Seventh-day Adventist Education in the Pennsylvania Conference
* Immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences;
* Uses these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects...
Origins - Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Training
Reflecting on his experience as a teacher and educational leader, Morgan identifies issues and shares ways he is addressing these to build Adventist education in Pennsylvania. Paper submitted for consideration to the Adventist...
Origins provides professional development regarding the related holistic teaching and learning strategies called Responsive Classrooms (Gr K-6), and Developmental Designs (Gr 5-9).
"Nothing is more important than creating schools where the...
Online community where English teachers help each other - "A place to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends."
A Tale of Two Families
Grade 4-Grade 8
A dramatic sermon in two acts. The first act depicts a troubled family, while the second act depicts a happy family.
Christmas Around the World
A list of suggested ornaments to decorate an international Christmas tree in your classroom.
PET 11-02: Panorama of Educational Thoughts
Download Vaughn Jennings' February 2011 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition considers the importance of media literacy from a biblical perspective.
Photo / Video Release Form
Use this Florida Conference template to build your school's photo and video release form. Include this with the application package each year to have current parent signed permissions on file at all times.
FacultyLinc, sponsored by Faculty Commons (affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ International), is:
Ministering in the Secular University - A guide for Christian Professors and Staff
1. A network of more than 1500 professors who wrestle with the question, "As a Christian, what should I do in the academy?"
2. A place...
"In the past 100 years, Christianity has been relegated to the unimportant or trivial regions of the university. Today, there is no place in the university for Christian thought -- no place in the curriculum for Christian ideals and no place in the university's...
Teacher Tap - Professional Development Resources for Educators & Librarians
"The Teacher Tap is a free, professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities."
Association of Fundraising Professionals
"The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 213 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs."
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
"A leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice through research, teaching, public service and public affairs."
PET 11-01: Panorama of Educational Thoughts
Download Vaughn Jennings' January 2011 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features the free educational video site, watchknow.org
Four Christmas stories from 'Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul' and 'Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul'. The titles are: A Christmas Dinner, A Christmas Gift, Families that Care, and The Best Christmas.
Classroom Management of Students with Auditory Processing Deficits
This short article suggests ways to make school life more tolerable for students with auditory processing deficits.
NAD Music Curriculum Guide: A Brief History of Music
This 9-page introduction to the history of music provides a brief overview to the progression of music forms developed in every period of earth's history.
Special Education Resources for Great Schools
Resources for parents and teachers on special education topics including: learning disabilities & ADHD, autism & other disorders, family support, health & development, legal rights & advocacy, and assistive technology. Resources can be searched...
Getting Active with ACTIVboards
Grade 3-Grade 12
Mosher shares how she's using Promethean's ACTIVboard as an interactive whiteboard at Chinook Winds Adventist Academy.
Integrating Technology in the Classroom
Grade 3-Grade 12
Beckford describes two creative uses of technology in his classes at Crawford Adventist Academy.
Online Resources for Exceptional Students
Stevens recommends numerous online resources to help Adventist teachers reach students with special needs.
Being an Online Student
Record outlines the pros and cons of online learning, including discussion of convenience factors, the quality of the online instructor, social interaction, and the equalizing benefits.
Better Than the Universal Remote
Learn how to gain remote access to a computer from anywhere using LogMeIn Incorporated's free services. Examples of how this is valuable to schools are included.
Can't Afford an Interactive Whiteboard?
Read how one creative teacher transformed their regular projector screen to look like the interactive whiteboards dreamed of, but beyond budget constraints.
Conversion of an Aim and Flame Lighter to a Spark Generator
Grade 9-Grade 12
Many chemical demonstrations require a spark to initiate the reaction. Bayer provides step-by-step instructions, with clear photos, of how to simply convert a common Aim and Flame type lighter into a spark generator.
Let's Face It! Using Facebook in Class
Grade 9-Grade 12
Jamieson shares how he's used a facebook group for a digital photography class project area, as an example of using current technology in education.
The Fight Against Cell Phones
Grade 5-Grade 12
Considering the pros and cons of cell phone use, this article suggests several ways cell phones could be positively used within the classroom.
Using WebQuests to Improve Research Skills
Grade 7-Grade 12
"With the Internet becoming a widely accepted tool to satisfy classroom research, steps need to be taken to ensure students are able to use appropriate online resources for informational purposes."
PET 10-12: Panorama of Educational Thoughts
Download Vaughn Jennings' December 2010 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition focuses on links to Christmas resources for Christian teachers, including carols, quotes, the first Christmas, gift and service ideas.
Bit of a Byte
Sinclair observes that "there is nothing new under the sun. The wise man Solomon said 'there is never an end
of making many books, and much reading wearies the flesh' (paraphrase). I have
certainly found that both of these statements are true, especially...
Hall describes her learning curve to running a distance learning school in Canada.
Learning English Online
Parents, teachers and students can learn English words, practise grammar, look at some basic rules, prepare for exams, do tests or just have fun playing games with more than 700 exercises online.
Lesson Plan Template
A handy table for a week's lesson plan in one subject, shared by Adventist teachers in Florida.
Mary and the Angel - Readers Theatre
A Christmas reading, based on Luke 1, in presentational, interactive, and echo format. Each reading covers approximately the same content but with a different style to suit a different audience. It is up to the worship leader to determine which script is appropriate...
Digital Cameras - What is holding you back?
Answer questions posed in this article to hone the choice of digital camera that is right for your educational situation.
Everything Looks Better on the Big Screen
A Canadian teacher shares his journey to using a video projector regularly in his classroom.
Web-log Benefits in Teaching Writing
A high school English teacher suggests ways to utilize blogging online as a form of student writing experience.
Webcams Have Arrived
Consider ways to use webcams to teach environmental conservation, among other things.
A Biblical Epistemology for Adventist Scholarship
This paper introduces basic epistemological concepts, and "argues that Adventist scholarship not only needs to participate in epistemological studies, but should also develop a Biblical Epistemology as a general hermeneutical framework for disciplinary...
Adventist Education and the Challenge of Postmodernism
"Will postmodernism become the dominant global ideology of the 21st century or will it turn out to be a passing cultural phase which will self-destruct due to its internal contradictions? Will postmodernism evolve as modernism did as it moved from the...
Galileo - Revelation, Science, and the Church
"Comparing today’s evolution/creation clash with other science and religion conflicts can be helpful in suggesting constructive ways of dealing with the tension. Comparisons have been attempted with a round-versus-flat earth dispute, but the evidence...
How College Impacts Student Spirituality
A review of the role of Adventist colleges in passing on the faith leads to a discussion of the value of assessing spiritual growth, and findings of college impact on student spirituality. Thayer concludes that an inventory is needed for assessing the discipling...
Share the Mission
Download a colorful catalog designed for scholars to 1) learn about NAD Mission projects, and 2) respond by raising funds individually or by class/school to help one or more of five projects listed. Adventist World Radio shares the need for God pods; Hope...
Teaching Truth - A Biblical Paradigm
This paper highlights the significance of truth for the Christian worldview, analyzes the inadequacy of representative secular criteria for truth, identifies a Christian response to the truth search, explores various truth issues, examines the dilemma of error...
Time, Faith, and Fossil Whales
Examining fossil whale evidence, Esperante concludes that "[w]e do not need to accept the evolutionist viewpoint to explain the history of life on Earth as recorded in the fossils. Adventist scholars and teachers do not need to lose their faith because...
Adventist Child Care Network Brochures
Order copies, share links or download and print brochures to help guide teachers and parents in the training of young children. Brochures cover topics such as biting, media, nutrition and health, toilet training, discipline, spirituality, protecting children...
Darwin's God - How Rejecting Design Impacts Biblical Theism
This presentation considers questions regarding the relationship of Darwinian theory to ethics and morality, and the impact of Darwinism on traditional Christian morality. Presented at the 4th Symposium on the Bible and Adventist Scholarship, in Mexico.
Intelligent Design - Friend or Foe for Adventists
"A group of serious scholars in science and philosophy have been building the case that the origin of living things requires a designer. This Intelligent Design movement has been growing since the mid 1990’s1, and continues to be controversial....
Religious Faiths and the Problem of Evil - A Biblical Perspective
Caesar examines the problem of evil. Religious perspectives on pain and suffering are examined within deistic and atheistic faiths. Major ironies are considered and the Christian perspective explored. Presented at the 4th Symposium on the BibleAdventist Scholarship,...
Lifestyle Commitment - Sample
Students and parents review and pledge commitment to a Christian lifestyle as part of the registration process at Escondido Adventist Academy. This concise and clear form is an example other Christian schools find useful to adopt or adapt.