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  • Adventist Resource
    A Heart For Service - Why Walla Walla University Implemented a Mentor Program Kindergarten
    Lang shows the importance of having a mentoring program at a university campus. Walla Walla Universities program is described in the article.

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    A Tight Budget Approach to Gifted Education Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Meeting the needs of gifted students may seem challenging to teachers, administrators, and parents if the school's tight budget prevents acquisition of programs necessary to insure student success. This article presents alternatives to the common practice...

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    Andrews University Leadership Program Tertiary-Lifelong
    Available as a certificate or a minor, Andrews University's Undergraduate Leadership Program "will help you to identify your unique strengths and hone your ability to make a difference in your field of study and, ultimately, the world."

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    Building Professional Staff Through Coaching Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Coaching is one way universities and colleges can invest in their teaching and administrative professionals. Through this method, employees gain skills, abilities, and knowledge to develop professionally and become more effective in their jobs. Topics include:...

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    Coaching Teachers to Excellence Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation includes handouts to facilitate an understanding of the balanced literacy approach, building professional learning communities, and developing coaching and mentoring skills.

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    Dispensers of Hope 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Teens face many challenges both internal and external. It is important that they have strong adult role models and mentors in their lives. In addition to parents, these individuals can help provide hope, moral strength, courage, and confidence to teens.

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    Educational Leadership in the 21st Century: Challenges and Expectations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A summary of major issues facing school leadership in the 21st century, this article posits that a clear understanding of the issues will enable Adventist educational administrators and teachers to prepare for the future. Topics include: Modeling Leadership;...

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    Exploring Spirituality in the Teacher-Leadership Role of Mentoring Through Collaborative Action Research Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Colleague mentorship can transform teachers’ practice and the school culture. “This paper reports on a collaborative action research project exploring spirituality in teacher-leadership through the life-world of a New Zealand Christian school principal.”

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    Family Life Education Mentoring Curriculum Lifelong
    This website provides a curriculum resource for family life educators in the Seventh-day Adventist church to enhance their ministry through mentoring families within local church congregations.

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    Former Christian Colleges and Universities: Why Are There So Many? Tertiary-Lifelong
    David Larson examines how Christian colleges and universities become secular institutions by discussing four books on the subject. Questions that church leaders and campus administrators should ask and answer are 1) whether both the church and the campus really...

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    GC Women's Ministries Department Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Women's Ministries ministers to the spiritual, emotional, physical and social needs of women. It encourages women to improve their potential and participation in the mission of the Adventist Church and provides as support system and forum that addresses issues...

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    Growing in Faith - Australian Primary Religion Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "This document represents the heart of the Adventist Primary School Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand, providing a context and orientation for the other learning areas that make up the full curriculum." Based on a biblical worldview, the development...

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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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    Is Spiritual Mentoring a Biblical Idea? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Spiritual mentors are extremely important in our spiritual development. And Biblical. The word mentor is not in the Bible; but the concept is written all over the New Testament in the ministry of Jesus and of the apostles, as well as in instructions for the...

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    Journey to Excellence Overview Text - J2E Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Journey to Excellence initiative provided a framework guiding Adventist education in North America into the 21st century. The outcomes are worth considering still in strategic planning. A pdf version is also available.

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    Making Students Bulletproof - Resilience, the Paradigm of Hope Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is there anything teachers and administrators can do to limit at-risk behaviors in teens and young adults? This article examines recent research that shows how schools can make a difference by creating an environment that strengthens students' resiliency,...

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    Maps and Mentors in the Journey to Manhood Grade 5-Tertiary
    "Boys are on a journey to manhood. With reference to academic literature and data from two studies undertaken by the author, this article explores that journey. Particular attention is given to the opportunities and challenges for educators. Aspects of...

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    Meeting the Needs of the Gifted and Talented Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The gifted and talented student in a regular classroom is usually put in a position of being bored with work that is less than challenging. Rather than just giving them more work to do, they need an accelerated curriculum, an enriched curriculum, and an individualized...

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    Mentoring New Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on staff development discusses mentoring. Two actual cases of mentoring are discussed throughout the article. Superintendents and administrators must provide training for mentors and pre-service educators who deal with...

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    My Little Buddy - A Mentoring Program Kindergarten-Grade 8
    As described at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, a buddy program "empowers middle schoolers to look beyond themselves and to develop a sense of responsibility for a younger student. Learn how to set up a program that prepares students 'for the...

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    Principal Mentoring Fact Sheet Tertiary-Lifelong
    Janet Ledesma explains the NAD principal mentoring initiative and how to participate.

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    Pursuing Faith-based Learning and Faith-affirming Learning Grade 9-Lifelong
    An exploration of the philosophy behind faith-based learning. Topics include: What is Faith-based Learning?; What is Faith-affirming Learning?; What Does it Mean to be Agents of Learning in Community; Some Suggestions for Effective Classroom Learning.

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    Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Personnel - A Guide for Principals and Supervisors Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This document examines the role and function of both principals and conference supervisors. Included is discussion on strategies for supervision of teachers in small schools, the role of the teaching principal/teacher, and how to facilitate teacher empowerment....

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    Supporting Beginning Teachers in Adventist Schools: An Urgent Need Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shows the importance of beginning teachers receiving the right type of support and presents the findings of research on the attrition rates of beginning teachers and their perceptions of support. It includes the types of support provided, their...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 1 Issue 1: Modern Christian Teachers Preschool-Tertiary
    "What does it mean to be a Christian teacher in the modern world?" Beyond simply fulfilling a profession and earning a paycheck, teachers are called to be mentors and examples for their students, daily closing the gap between what they teach and...

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    Ten Things Faculty Can Do to Nurture College Students Spiritually Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author shares ten opportunities every teacher can use to nurture college students' spiritual growth, regardless of discipline. These include: 1. Teach within a Christian world view 2. Be a mentor to some students and a Christian model to all...

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    The Benefits of Effective Coaching for Principals and Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    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...

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    The Classroom Teacher in the New Millenium Tertiary-Lifelong
    With the growing trend toward larger classes, greater specialization, and increased use of technology to convey information, the role of the classroom teacher seems to be more and more impersonal. Union College President Smith addresses this apparent disconnect,...

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    The Concept of Salvation in 19-34-Year-old Seventh-day Adventists Who Live in the State of Indiana Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this study was to describe how the concept of salvation developed among Adventist young adults and to examine the perceived influence of mentors, as well as life experiences, especially traumatic experiences, on the development of the concept...

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    The Heart of Mentoring Tertiary-Lifelong
    Author David Stoddard has discovered that in mentoring, giving often involves receiving, and receiving involves giving. By sharing your life with others, you will help them develop their values and priorities - not with a rigid formula or agenda, but in the...

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    The Oregon Plan for Staff Development Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors share their innovative and practical program for staff development built on four basic truths: students deserve the best, constituents demand the best, a changing society requires changes in the classroom and, teachers must continuously improve...

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    The Role of the Mentor on a Christian Campus Grade 9-Lifelong
    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.

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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 Value of Instructional Coaching in the Adventist Education System Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Shared at the 2018 NAD convention by the Washington Conference's Instructional Coach, this presentation explains what the role involves. Additional resources: Coaching...

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    Understanding Learning Styles: An Elephant-Sized Task Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This articles discusses issues related to learning styles to help teachers to understand what is known about the learning process as well as what still remains a mystery. The basic reason for researching learning styles is to enhance student learning by recognizing...

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    We Can Keep Them in the Church Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What keeps young people in the church? A sense of belonging. In this compilation, Myrna Tetz and Gary L. Hopkins share action driven stories, interviews, and personal testimonies of how to make a difference in the lives of young people. Each story emphasizes...

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    What to do with a Failing Teacher or Principal Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article suggests exploring the reasons why failing teachers or principals are unsuccessful. They include (1) inadequate training; (2) wrong assignment; (3) lack of peer and administrative support; (4) mismatch between profession and personality, and (4)...

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    Why Did My Mentor Teacher Only Give Me a Credit? Tertiary
    "The placement of pre-service teachers in schools to integrate theoretical learning with practical experience is an integral component of many tertiary education courses. Issues with both the reliability and validity of assessment grades in a workplace...

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    ​Mentoring - An Intervention Program for Non-traditional Students Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The flexibility and accessibility offered by online studies are very attractive to non-traditional students. Their decision to continue with a program, however, may be strongly influenced by their work and family responsibilities. Mentoring is an important...