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    10 Questions for God Grade 10-Tertiary
    Consider 10 big questions with answers from a Biblical worldview from Christian apologist Grenville Kent.

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    Critical Inquiry in ByDesign Science - 10 Reasons to Like the ByDesign Science Textbooks Grade 1-Grade 8
    Gilkeson describes the ByDesign Science curriculum, stating, “This engaging, rigorous, and developmentally appropriate curriculum nurtures children’s natural curiosity as they explore the wonders of God’s creation through the lens of the...

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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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    Encouraging Students to Ask Questions About Their Faith Grade 7-Grade 12
    An academy Bible teacher reports on a four-part grades 9-10 assignment in which students attend and report on worship services of other religions or denominations. The author concluded, after asking what is expected of a good teacher and how should a teacher...

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    Fruit of the Spirit - Dig Deeper Questions Grade 5-Grade 8
    NOTE: This resource corresponds with the previously used NAD Bible curriculum, not the Encounter program. Additional questions created to accompany the religion textbook, Fruit of the Spirit, formerly used in the North American Adventist...

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    Getting Students to Think - Using Questions Effectively Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can educators help students learn to think? Larry Burton and Donna Habenicht address effective ways of using questions to enhance the thinking capabilities of students. The authors state that students need guidance toward using higher level thinking skills....

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    Great Teaching Must Inspire Great Thinking Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article addresses some of the perennial issues that arise when schools attempt to teach students to think. Teaching critical and independent thinking does not appear to hinge on the controversy between the merits of teacher-centered or student-centered...

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    Helping Students to Think Critically Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers are not the exclusive providers of knowledge, but are experienced guides who develop students' skills and attitudes needed for lifelong self-directed inquiry. Interest must be stimulated, an environment created, written assignments with teacher feedback,...

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    Inquiry Teaching in Higher Education - A Critical-Thinking Context Tertiary
    “The purpose of this article is to explore benefits and challenges of an inquiry-based approach within the paradigm of critical thinking in higher education. We have examined the biblical roots of an inquiry approach and will define inquiry and discuss...

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    JAE Editorial: Clarifying the Mission, Renewing the System Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Fritz Guy, guest editor, invites the reader to reflect on God's will for Adventist education with reference to quality, adequate facilities and good teachers. Religious commitment is a reason for good education. Variety must not be confused with quality. Under...

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    JAE Editorial: The True Confrontation Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Confrontation has connotations for the younger generation of social protest. Traditionally the concept is positive, intended to move people one step closer to liberation. Teachers have been heroic confronters and Christ's followers have a mandate for confrontation....

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers - October 1987 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Where Do Students Attend College?; Remembering Good Teachers; Asking Good Questions; Drug Prevention and Health Promotion...

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    NAD Science Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD science curriculum guide for Grades 9-12 includes rationale, philosophy, goals, scope and sequence, and content overview for each of the major disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Physics. It is intended as a guide...

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    Promoting Critical Thinking in Early Childhood - Inquiring Minds Want to Know 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Lee explains the importance and benefits of understanding how young children develop inquiry skills, and notes that “if we, as educators, can harness the natural curiosity of children, we will help them develop critical thinking skills and facilitate...

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    Promoting Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Since it is not always possible for students to directly experience the topics they are exploring, “the next best thing is for students to dig into the subject, exploring areas of interest and sharing their findings with their classmates.” In addition...

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    Scaffolding Critical Thinking Using Inductive Lessons in Science Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation presents four examples of inductive teaching strategies. These lessons use concrete or pictorial materials to scaffold the analytical process as students explore science concepts. Each lesson offers the opportunity...

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    Strings of Questions Grade 7-Tertiary
    A good question usually leads to another question that is derived from the answer to the first one, and in this way chains or sequences of questions are formed from which greater benefit is obtained than from using isolated pre-questions (Vogler, 2005). But...

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    Teaching Art Appreciation Across the Grade Levels Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One excellent way to develop critical thinking skills is through a study of music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. This article includes three steps for teachers to introduce the arts into their classrooms, as well as four stages of questioning to lead...

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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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    Tips - Good Teaching - The Top Ten Requirements Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article originally appeared in The Teaching Professor. It discusses ten requirements for good teaching. Passion, substance, listening, questioning, style, humor, caring, nurturing, and mentoring are some of the requirements.

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    Tips - I Have a Question! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    To help students become critical thinkers, consider these practical suggestions on what to do when a student asks a question.

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    Tips - Teaching Thinking Skills Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Students need to understand why it is important to ask questions. Here are five discussion-starter questions that are sure to spawn a lively classroom give-and-take."

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    Tips For Better Bible Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Simple Biblical guidelines for effective Bible teaching are discussed in this article, including to recognize opportunities, make students feel important, and to ask questions, which lead students to think. Sources for teaching aids and resource materials...

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    Using Constructive Feedback and Questioning Strategies to Increase Student Learning Grade 1-Grade 8
    Constructive feedback and questioning strategies have substantial positive impacts on student learning and motivation. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout provides an overview of formative assessment concepts and strategies.

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    Using Questions to Drive Inquiry Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “Literal questions do have a place in the classroom. But limiting a lesson to these types of questions will not ensure that students think deeply. In this article, [the authors] offer advice about two types of questions that can facilitate students’...