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    10 Christian Values Every Kid Should Know Preschool-Grade 8
    Donna Habenicht provides more than 1,000 strategies for teaching kids the basic Christian values of respect, responsibility, self-control and moderation, honesty and integrity, kindness and compassion, contentment and thankfulness, patience and perseverance,...

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    21 Life Skills Posters Grade 1-Grade 8
    Print posters of 21 life skills or positive character traits to focus on helping students develop in Christian elementary education. Each poster includes the life skill title, an illustrating image, and a short definition on one page.

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    A Close Reading of Bigger Thomas Tertiary-Lifelong
    African American author Richard Wright portrays his characters in Native Son in a stereotypical manner. Dorothy Patterson's paper examines the stereotypical expectations surrounding Richard Wright's black protagonist and two major white characters.

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    A Solemn, Sacred Privilege Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Contemplate this quote outlining the importance of the call to teach.

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    Assess Yourself Grade 9-Lifelong
    The scriptures encourage us to take inventory regularly. To search ourselves. To evaluate who we are and what we do in the light of God’s standards. Researched assessments of love for God, Christian character, obstacles to Christian growth, spiritual...

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    Best Practices in Character Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The supreme goal of Adventist Education is to assist students in becoming like Jesus. This ASDASA 2015 session will review the goals and exemplary programs in character education. It will also review the Biblical foundation of sanctification as it reviews...

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    Bibliotherapy in Seventh-day Adventist Education - Using the Information Media for Character Development Tertiary-Lifelong
    Bibliotherapy is the use of literature and other forms of media "to solve an individual's personal or emotional problems." Cronje points out "that when bibliotherapy is applied, it can be of benefit to students in our educational institutions...

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    Building Character Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Invite Christ to build your character as you kick off the day with selected passages for teachers' daily devotion, inspiration, and encouragement. Thoughts are drawn from books, Experiencing God Day by Day and My Utmost for His Highest, Ellen...

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    Character Building - a Teacher Devotional Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Teachers often try to help their students build character. In this devotional reading teachers are challenged to pursue their character growth as well.

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    Character Building on the Oregon Trail Grade 4-Grade 8
    A description of the Oregon Trail Game in which a classroom was transformed into a replica of life on the Oregon Trail. Character development was an outcome of the game. Various aspects of how to conduct the game are described.

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    Character Building: A Call to Action Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article is a call to accountability and action, for the academe to intentionally prepare students to be principled, responsible citizens. Adventist colleges and universities are tasked with building and reshaping character. Teachers should model for their...

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    Character Counts Preschool-Grade 12
    This website provides a wealth of character education resources featuring 6 pillars based on the book, Making Ethical Decisions (partly available online): trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

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    Character Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article briefly discusses issues re character education and explores the nature of character development in light of the Biblical view of character. It shows that character results from a complex, dynamic, and purposeful process of development within...

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    Character, Oh! Character, Where Art Thou? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "What has happened to the concept of character in our current times, and is it important? This essay asks this question with reference to the increased use of ‘personality’ in our language and thinking, and contends that this change has...

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    Created in the Image of God - A Christian View of Human Personality Tertiary-Lifelong
    Huges explores some of the areas of contact between human personality theory and the Christian understanding of the image of God. This paper was presented at the 2nd Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    David Asks Why Preschool-Grade 4
    "David Asks Why unites a child’s curiosity with a creative adaptation and age-appropriate paraphrase of Ellen White’s Steps to Christ. In the questions David asks and in the answers he discovers, you will find the help you need to guide your...

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    Developing Christian Values in the Adventist College Experience - An Example in the Teaching of History Tertiary-Lifelong
    An active, integrated program to teach values is absolutely essential in the Seventh-day Adventist college environment. Inggs explains Kohlberg's moral development and values education, focusing on the latter which is discussed in terms of approaches for its...

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    Did I Do All I Could? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special child evangelism issue discusses personal evangelism for teachers. Ways a teacher can influence young people for Christ include being a positive example, showing concern for every student, and choosing the right time and place....

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    Ellen White on the Search for Knowledge and the Experience of Salvation - Why They Must Go Together Tertiary-Lifelong
    Fortin draws on Ellen White's writings in the context written to explore warnings regarding the search for knowledge and truth, and the importance of steadfastness to Adventist teachings. He concludes that "[s]cholarship and teaching must always be directed...

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    Encouraging Spiritual Growth Through the Use of the Journey Metaphor Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The concept of pilgrimage aptly illustrates the Christian journey in life, seeking to grow and press on until we reach our eternal home. This article proposes using the journey metaphor in the classroom and provides many discussion questions and ideas of ways...

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    For Rich Dividends - Invest in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special 1985 General Conference issue posits that investing in Christian education will pay great dividends. Christian education should not become overly interested in or concerned about fads in the secular educational world. The...

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    Helping Young Children Develop Spiritually Preschool-Grade 8
    The early years are critical for the development of a conscience and character. This 2012 Nad Teachers Convetnion presentation demonstrates how to support TAG (Time Alone with God) at a young age, develop a working knowledge of Bible stories, and use lessons...

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    How To Create a Teacher E-Clip Preschool-Tertiary
    This how-to video describes how teachers can create and share Teacher E-Clips. E-Clips are short videos of great ideas by great teachers with tips for teachers in a one-minute video format, so teachers can quickly absorb the main idea of other teachers sharing...

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    How to Develop Violence Prevention and Character-Intervention Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Character education, when integrated into the classroom management plan, encourages acceptable behavior such as demonstrating social skills, self control, sharing, and cooperation. Topics discussed include: The Importance of Character Development; Is Violent...

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    How to Help Your Child Really Love Jesus Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can you help make Jesus an important facet of your children's lives? Donna Habenicht, child development specialist, explains how children develop spiritually and offers practical suggestions on how you can help your child establish a lasting friendship...

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    I Can Read Series - Review and Herald Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Developed for the classroom and home school teaching, this series of early readers are all bilingual (English and Spanish). Topics include Bible stories, character development, and living things/animals. Each book features a vocabulary list, reading comprehension...

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    JAE Editorial: Big Ideas Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The editor of JAE reports on a new direction for the Journal, which she calls Big Ideas. This is an attempt to help teachers deal with current issues that have moral implications. The articles offer a summary of current research and thinking, teaching...

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    JAE Editorial: History Is Not Bunk Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Questions are raised about the student's attitude to history. History is more than recalling dates. The historical narrative of the Bible provides us with an understanding of God, His dealings with and hopes for His children. Both secular and religious history...

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    JAE Editorial: Nurturing the New Birth Experience Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This special issue on child evangelism suggests that evangelism must be part of the daily activities of every church school classroom. It posits that the commission of the church school should be based on Jesus

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    JAE Editorial: The Challenge of Integrity Lifelong
    This editorial explores the character trait of integrity as transparent honesty and consistent truthfulness, being faithful advocates of the gospel in the way we teach, serve on a committee, administer, discipline and interact with colleagues and students. Articles...

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    Kay Kuzma - Books on Family Preschool-Grade 8
    Parents and teachers will find practical and refreshing help in Dr. Kay Kuzma's books on character development, relationships, and discipline. Titles include Parenting Boot Camp, Easy Obedience, Longing to be Loved, 180 Power Tips for Marriage, and more.

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    Leading a Character Driven School Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article outlines six principles that will help leaders to successfully implement a character development program. They are a vision, modeling, professional development, integrated teaching, balanced assessment, financing for service learning. The article...

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    Leading a Child to Jesus - The Most Important Job in the World Preschool-Grade 4
    "For years most of our evangelism budget has been focused on winning adults. But recent research has helped us to realise that 70-90% of adult Christians first accepted Jesus as their Saviour before the age of 13! So, it’s up to 10 times easier...

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    Life Application Study Bible NLT Grade 7-Grade 12
    The Life Application Study Bible NLT series, published by Tyndale House Publishers, features study Bibles aimed at various age groups. The Life Application Study Bible NLT, today's best-selling study Bible, has been updated and expanded. Over 300...

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    Living in the State of Education Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article describes how the grade 4-5 classroom at Portland Adventist Elementary School in Oregon was arranged to simulate a miniature state called the State of Education.

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    Microsociety - Building Character Through Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article details the origin, elements and successes of the Microsociety instruction model. It shows how schools integrate it with the rest of curriculum and collaborate with community partners by establishing meaningful contacts with working adults. Answers...

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    My Bible Friends Preschool-Grade 3
    Richly illustrated and beautifully written, this set of Bible stories was designed especially for ages 1 to 8. Outstanding art fills each page opening from corner to corner. Beautiful, yet simple language makes these books a pleasure to read time and time...

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    Nurturing a Child’s Faith 0-2 years-Grade 12
    Children learn about Jesus in different ways as they grow. Parents, teachers, and church members can help children grow closer to Jesus by nurturing their faith. Karen Holford shares development steps, strategies, and resources to make the most of each step...

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    Parent Inspiration - The Compassionate Child Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Why teach compassion? When and how do children learn empathy? Help parents build Christian character with this one-page newsletter followed by a page of additional quotes, activities, and recommended readings to learn more. Part of series of undated parent...

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    Parenting Teens - Who Me, Cheat? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What can a parent do to help their children value and act with integrity and honesty? Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by a family life therapist and Adventist educator....

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    Perception of Values Relating to Character Development - a Study of College Students Views on a Seventh-day Adventist Campus Tertiary
    Problem: The most important concern of Seventh-day Adventists is the proper and fullest development of character. This study investigates perception patterns on character values and factors influencing positive character development held by subjects...

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    Perception of values relating to character development - A study of college students' views on a Seventh-day Adventist campus Tertiary
    Problem: The most important concern of Seventh-day Adventists is the proper and fullest development of character. This study investigates perception patterns on character values and factors influencing positive character development held by subjects...

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    Perception, Process, Product - Integrated Faith and Learning for a Christlike Character Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Integrating faith and learning requires perception. Perception to know what to integrate and how to integrate faith with learning. The "how" requires knowledge and skill in the integrating process. At the very beginning of the process, we must...

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    Protectors or Shapers? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In this TEACH journal article, Patrick challenges educators to discuss the dynamic impact that Christian education has exerted and can continue to exert upon Australian society. This article is one response to that challenge.

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    Redemptive Discipline for Children and Adults Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn about the role of redemptive discipline for children and adults in this questions and answer style devotional.

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    Riding Herd - Developing Character by Allowing Choices Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Jerry Thomas discusses the relationship between decision making and character development. In an educational setting, guiding young people to make appropriate choices without controlling their lives takes policies that encourage choices, modeling, and discipline....

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    School climate and student character traits - A descriptive study of student perceptions in Adventist high schools in Rwanda Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The present study examined character traits and school climate as perceived by SDA high school students in Rwanda. Specifically, the study sought to identify the level of students’ character and school climate, the differences between student demographic...

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    Spirit-Compatible Instruction - Teacher Bulletin Volume 10 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Systematic character development from a Christian worldview is central to Adventist education. This Teacher Bulletin resource/article reminds teachers of foundational philosophy and links to quality websites with more character development tools. "Spirit...

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    Strategies for the Christian Teacher - Moral Development and Student Behavior Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Using Kohlberg's levels of moral reasoning, the author points to different aspects of student development. Students in Adventist schools need to be developing to the highest level of moral development and behavior. The author lists strategies which can be...

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    Student Involvement in Adventist Universities - Philosophical Issues Tertiary-Lifelong
    Read Shawna Vyhmeister's presentation at the April 2001 International Conference on the Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education, inclusive of references to the writings of Ellen G. White.

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    Teaching a Theology of the Center Versus a Theology of the Edges Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The curriculum in Adventist schools should guide students to an understanding of and appreciation for the central themes of the Bible and other biblical writings, focusing on God's original plan, the great controversy, and the work of redemption. Sub-headings...

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    Teaching Children About Confession Preschool-Grade 4
    Teaching about confession needs to be balanced by teaching about the grace and love of God, who freely forgives us each time we confess to Him. Children need to know that God can forgive any sin, and He longs to set us free from our sins. Parents and teachers...

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    Teaching Children to Be Intercessors - 12 Great Ideas Preschool-Grade 4
    Karen Holford shares 12 terrific ideas for teaching children intercessory prayer through hands-on, meaningful activities. Great for the classroom or home, parents and teachers will find wonderful ways to facilitate their children's spiritual development. Find...

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    Teaching Children to be Thankful in Their Prayers Preschool-Grade 4
    Thanking God is an integral part of the Christian life. Karen Holford shares 13 wonderful ideas for teaching children to give thanks in their prayers. Great for the classroom or home, parents and teachers will find creative ways to facilitate their children's...

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    Teaching Christian Values - Begin with God Preschool-Grade 12
    How can parents best help their children develop Christian character and values? Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by an experienced Adventist child psychologist and...

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    Teaching Christian Values - Practice Making Decisions Preschool-Grade 12
    How can parents and educators coach children to make wise decisions which develop character and integrity? Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by an experienced Adventist...

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    Teaching Christian Values - Right and Wrong Preschool-Grade 12
    How do we know what is right and what is wrong? How do parents teach the difference? Part of a series of articles for parents of students attending Adventist schools, this undated, one-page newsletter is written by an experienced Adventist child psychologist...

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    Technological Literacy - Why Is It Important? Grade 9-Tertiary
    Technology plays a key role in the education of students in many parts of the world today. This article explores the benefits of technology to students learning and character building.

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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 Education We Don't Like To Talk About Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this article from the JAE special child evangelism issue, a former academy student reminisces about the knowledge she acquired on the school bus. She proposes that controversial topics such as those discussed on school buses should be addressed by teachers,...

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    The Moore Foundation and Academy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Raymond and Dorothy Moore, leaders in homeschooling, provide excellent educational materials and counseling support for the home school. The "Moore Formula" educational concept is based on their research conducted in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

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    The Spiritual Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Education in the 21st Century Tertiary-Lifelong
    Southern Adventist University President Bietz says of Adventist higher education in the 21st century: "We create environments where the Word becomes flesh every day, in every class, in every contact with every students, and through every employee"....

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    To Educate the Imagination Tertiary-Lifelong
    Justification for fine arts education for college students. Primary value of the arts to technical majors is to foster change and growth, which furthers the primary goal of Adventist education. The arts change people by enlarging their sympathies, promoting...

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    Values Education and Faith Formation - A Neat Fit or More? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “This article explores character development and its relationship to faith formation to determine if they are mutually exclusive or inextricably linked.” Christian connects “Values Education” to a God-centered worldview and student...

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    Values, Worldview, and Faith - How Can Adventist Educators Pass Them On? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    How can educators pass on unique Adventist values, worldview, and faith? Julie Stefani outlines nine criteria educators use to determine whether values education in their school environment is successful. Stefani also references Stephen Covey's Principle-Centered...

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    Welcome Baby Project Preschool
    The Welcome Baby Project seeks to facilitate gentle interaction between caring church members and parents of a newborn by welcoming the new arrival with a Welcome Baby Greeting Card, and a monthly Welcome Baby Newsletter. The Welcome...

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    What Will We Take to Heaven - Temperament, Character, or Personality? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "God does not ask us to improve ourselves, but to be reborn. Only then will we be able to develop a character in the image of God. Transformed character is the only treasure we can take to heaven."

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    What's So Amazing About Grace? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In 1987, an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived. And forgave. He said of the bombers, "I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge . . . I shall pray, tonight and every night,...

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    When Can I Be Baptized? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special child evangelism issue discusses object lessons in the classroom and how a classroom climate conducive to decision making and developing Christian values should be established. The author shares some practical experiences...

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    Which Program to be Elaborated in Order to Teach Character to Rwandan Children After Genocide Grade 1-Grade 12
    "The legacy of the civil war and genocide in Rwanda includes many orphans and thousands of children who have experienced untold horrors. These children are the future leaders of the country, but many are homeless and living in extreme poverty. The trauma...

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    Why Study Literature? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ideas for how English teachers can respond to the question, Why study literature? Theories about the teaching of literature should be reviewed; students must be provided with opportunities to read and respond in both speech and writing to a variety...