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    Adventist Robotics - First Lego League and First Tech Challenge Kindergarten-Grade 12
    FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-14 through fun, exciting hands-on learning, while FIRST Tech Challenge students (grades 7-12) learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build,...

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    Are Your Students Scared to Death of Mathematics? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special math issue deals with how to help students overcome their fear of math, in particular problem solving. Suggestions for how to teach problem solving include teachers preparing themselves to teach, helping students develop a...

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    Child Study Teams Preschool-Grade 12
    A descriptive overview of child study teams that focuses on devising ways of meeting the special needs students may have, and providing solutions to problems that require intervention from specialized personnel.

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    Computers and Mathematics - A Revolution in Progress Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Computer technology has a great capacity to help students with mastery in mathematics through drill and practice or problem solving, using Logo to develop concepts, concentration on problem solving techniques, cooperative learning with computers, and moving...

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    Coping with the Unthinkable - Violence in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    School violence is a fact. The causes must be recognized to ensure the safety of teachers and students. Few schools have developed procedures to prevent or deal with the consequences of violence. Programs are needed to prevent violence, to deal with psychological...

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    Creative Technical Writing as Problem Solving Grade 3-Lifelong
    This article shares the perspective that writing is a problem-solving activity. Instead of the traditional prewriting, writing, revising model, the authors present a problem solving model with four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and translation....

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    Critical Thinking and Inquiry in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    England explains how teaching based on standards-based curriculums and 21st century skills can help achieve a variety of goals in the classroom. The article then describes methods for helping students become independent thinkers, including three powerful frameworks:...

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    Developing a Classroom Culture of Thinking - A Whole School Approach Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "One of the primary objectives of schooling should involve the teaching of tools for lifelong learning. As a result, many educators place a high priority on empowering students with thinking skills such as the ability to reason, to make informed judgements,...

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    Does Adventist Education Still Have a Niche? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McKenzie discusses the Nude, Nudge, and Niche Factors in marketing Adventist education. He encourages administrators to face the bare facts, find solutions, and focus on the unique mission of Adventist education. This presentation was part of the 2005 NAD...

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    EXSEED — EXcellence in STEM Experiential EDucation Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "What began as musings by Loma Linda University President Richard Hart more than a decade ago on the state of Adventist education became the catalyst for developing the EXSEED program."

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    Giving Children Roots and Wings 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This article considers the importance of teaching problem-solving skills and critical thinking to even young children. The author gives practical ways to foster these skills at home.

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    Honors Club Series Grade 5-Grade 8
    Pathfinder mysteries that help teach an honor. Titles include: Photography Honor: The Bandit of Benson Park Wilderness Living Honor: The Storm on Shadow Mountain Marine Animals Honor: The Secret of Scarlet Cove Cooking Honor: The Great...

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    Intersections of Math and Literacy - Heuristic Patterns Kindergarten-Grade 6
    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...

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    JAE Editorial: Let's Teach Children to Think! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This JAE editorial argues that we are not educating our students to think. Teachers are teaching their students to rely too heavily upon electronic support. Ganson encourages teachers to empower students by teaching them to rely on their minds, and create...

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    JAE Editorial: Mathematics Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this special issue on math education, national concerns about education are confronted in the specific context of math education, the dwindling number of qualified teachers, and the adequate preparation of students in SDA schools. Articles in...

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    JAE Editorial: Why Do I Need to Know About STEM? I Don’t Teach Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Exceptional teachers want their schools to be communities of active learners engaged in excellence in all areas of education, including biblical studies, the humanities, the sciences, arts, collaboration, and service-learning." Additional articles...

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    Language Arts for the Gifted Student Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Students who are gifted in language arts need to learn to use higher thinking skills in analyzing literature. They need encouragement and affirmation. This article also introduces the TAG (Talents and Gifts) curriculum developed by the Pacific Union Conference....

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    Let's Teach Organization - Finding Time and Getting Things Done Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article argues that organization skills must be taught to students if they are to overcome disorganization and learn time management. Included are specific practical suggestions for teaching organization including modeling organization in the classroom,...

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    Making Elementary Science Exciting Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Rittenbach shares ideas that will help elementary science teachers keep their science classes alive. In order to engage students in science, teachers should be excited about science, use the metric system only, be safety conscious, use science journals and...

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    NAD Mathematics Curriculum Guide K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This NAD curriculum guide outlines the Adventist philosophy and rationale in maths education K-12, spiritual concepts, goals, and specific objectives for each subtopic for each grade level. NOTE: Rather than rely on older curriculum guides, NAD...

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    Organization and Operations - Technology and Changes Lifelong
    "The rising tide of innovation in information technology in the last two decades has changed the way we do business. Organizational transformation occurs in the breaking down of walls between various functional groups, in the reduction in levels of management, and in the way decision making is processed.

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    Problem-solving Skills and Their Relationship to Academic Performance Grade 10-Tertiary
    Problem solving is an activity in which one participates daily and in various ways. The way in which mathematical problems are faced requires strategies to solve them satisfactorily.

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    Project Based Learning Essentials Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Are you looking for more student engagement? Would you like to improve learning in the classroom?...Turn average projects into enjoyable, rewarding experiences for both you and your students using real-life problem-solving situations." Resources...

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    Reducing School Violence Through Conflict Resolution Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Rick Williams shares the importance of Christian educators teaching principles of conflict resolution. Students should be taught to communicate effectively, and also negotiate disagreements through a recursive process of empathy, 'I' statements, contracts,...

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    Technology and General Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Students must gain knowledge about the design and function of technological systems in order to understand technology and control it for everyone's benefit. Education needs to become more technologically relevant. As general education attempts to train students...

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    Technology Ideas for Enhancing Math Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    Learn about software and management ideas for using technology in your math curriculum. Explore Internet resources to supplement your hands-on classroom activities. Gather ideas for the one or two computer classroom. Experience math & technology activities...

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    The Administrative Adventure Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Finding and identifying your personal philosophy as an administrator is an adventure and takes much soul searching and depth. Topics include: Trust in God; Integrity in All Things; Work Hard; Have Fun; Use Binoculars; Psychology and the Individual Approach;...

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    The Art Lesson - Daily Lesson Guide Grade 1
    NAD Pathways Grade 1 selection for Theme 7: Personal Feelings and Growth. "Tommy wants to be an artist when he grows up, and he can’t wait to meet his art teacher when he gets to first grade. Then he finds out that she expects him to copy her pictures....

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    The Place of Play in Twenty-first Century Classrooms - Evidence and Approaches Preschool-Kindergarten
    "Do our current ways of teaching our young children actually foster the development of effective skills and dispositions for twenty-first century living? A number of authors, (Pink, 2005; Golinkoff & Sharp 2009), have commented that solutions to the...

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    The Use of Inexpensive Contests to Teach Science Principles Grade 1-Grade 8
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention session is on how "problem solving" activities set up as contests can engage student interest in science. Emphasis is not on the competitive nature of the contest but on the science principles that can be learned...

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    The Why, What, and How of Using Data for School Improvement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Participants at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session were guided through "a framework for Continuous School Improvement that is focused on multiple measures of data, inspires a shared vision, informs a plan that will make the difference for teaching...

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    Training Young Peacemakers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Peacemaking is an essential life skill for students of all ages. Marilyn Fargo addresses how teachers can integrate this important social skill into every aspect of the curriculum by sharing how she successfully implements concepts from The Young Peacemaker,...

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    Using Numbers to Teach Critical Thinking Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Math phobia is evident in the college statistics classes and can be traced to attitudes towards numbers developed in elementary or secondary school. While learning to appreciate how numbers (mathematics) functions in society, how they can be used as a tool...

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    Who is My Neighbor? How to Teach Caring to Academy Students Grade 9-Grade 12
    article describes the Student Esteem Program (StEP) that consists of peer counseling, peer tutoring, peer mediation, and student support groups. At each level, the students receive ongoing training to be group leaders.