Solving Your People Problems
The article describes factors that increase the incidence of stress, including causes of interpersonal stress, cultural and regional differences, dealing with school boards, improving communication, improving interpersonal skills, and learning new interpersonal skills.
Student Achievement Resource List
This list links to resources and studies about raising student success and achievement.
Student Peer Bullying - A Brief Overview of the Problem and Some Associated Myths
"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...
Summer Bridge - Helping Prospective College Students Build Bridges to Success
This article describes a summer program at Southwestern Adventist University that targets students who may not be academically prepared for college. The program focuses on academic preparation, formation of supportive friendships, and involvement in campus...
Talking to Your Students About HIV/AIDS
The AIDS causing virus HIV infects approximately 60 million people worldwide, and this number grows by 16,000 everyday. Discussed are guidelines for effective school health education to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Schools have a responsibility to teach...
Taming Children's Terror
0-2 years-Grade 8
Kay Kuzma presents 10 practical ways parents and teachers can address the fear children experience during times of terror, tragedy, or uncertainty. This is a helpful resource article published by Signs of the Times after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
TEACH Editorial Vol 6 Issue 2: The Fascinating Future
Perry wonders if our students will "become immersed in an individualistic indulgent future aspiring to be gods, or will they, by choice, emerge into a Spirit formed, passionately committed God-likeness that is gifted, and lives compassionately."...
Teaching Points for Students re Noncombatancy
For students considering volunteering for the army, air force, navy, or marines, the author of this side bar feature discusses two questions:
1. Would you rather give orders or take orders?
2. Would you rather have a starting salary of $1,500 per...
Ten Steps to the Head of The Class - A Challenge to Students
"Students at the head of their class have more choices! Young people in school have choices: reach for the top or settle for mediocrity. Dr. Betances, America's foremost communicator on casting away barriers to success, challenges readers to confront...
The Benefits of Effective Coaching for Principals and Teachers
Consider coaching as a means to strengthen school leadership and enhance teacher effectiveness. Through this method, a principal can use coaching as a way to “participate fully in the professional lives of teachers and to guide them in discovering their...
The Christian Student's Search for God's Will - a Counseling Perspective for Christian Educators
Lam-Phoon attempts to "clarify what God's will is, taking into consideration the tension that the freedom of choice creates." She briefly explores "what it means to follow God's will in spite of circumstances and despite our inherent sinful...
The Creative Journal for Children - A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Counselors
This practical guide explains how to help children from preschool through junior high begin to understand themselves and to develop a positive self-image, as well as communication and artistic skills, by recording and illustrating their feelings and thoughts...
The Creative Journal for Teens: Making Friends with Yourself
Grade 6-Grade 12
This book helps teenagers express their true feelings and thoughts in the safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere of personal journal-keeping. The author, a registered art therapist with degrees in art and psychology, offers teenagers easy techniques for journal writing...
The Effective Teacher is a Caring Teacher
How does a teacher genuinely care for even the most unlovable students? The author describes seven practices caring teachers need: listening, relationship building, giving support, communication and consistency, rewarding compliance, teaching values, and giving...
The Influence of the Teacher - In Partnership with God
"God is the Architect and each child who enters our classroom has a blueprint of his/her life drawn by Him. Teachers are the builders who must interpret this blueprint and produce the 'structure' intended by the Master Architect."
The National Center for Student Success
This organization exists “to find the root causes of disengagement in the classroom, poor grades, and the dropout epidemic; and to impact change, one student at a time.”
The Role of the Mentor on a Christian Campus
What does it mean to be a faithful mentor on a Christian campus today? The path to mentoring and the role of the mentor are also discussed.
The Roving Counselor - An Innovative Answer to School Guidance Needs
For small Adventist schools, having a school guidance counselor is a luxury. A possible economically sound solution would be to have a roving counselor to service the needs of elementary, secondary, and college students.
The Young Peacemaker
Grade 3-Grade 7
Help your students develop conflict resolution skills using the excellent Young Peacemaker series. A parent/teacher manual, 12 student booklets and colorful chart can be ordered online, along with many other useful resources.
Toward a Christian Understanding of Students With Disabilities
This article briefly outlines the history of Special Education and the issues faced by people with disabilities, especially within education. It also addresses issues relative to categorical assumptions, appropriate education and funding.