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  • Adventist Resource
    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 Character-Driven and Brain Compatible Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article uses research on how the brain impacts learning to detail eight elements that are necessary to create a brain-compatible environment in the classroom. It also outlines practical ways to teach Lifelong Guidelines, Life Skills, character development...

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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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    An Adventist Approach to Teaching Psychology Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores why and how psychology should be taught in Adventist higher education. "The ultimate goal is to help students develop a character that reflects the humility, kindness, and love of Jesus" (p39). Guiding principles for the teaching...

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    An Extraordinary Time: Teaching in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How has brain research influenced instruction practices? Susan Kovalik shares an instructional method that is built on information from research on the brain: Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI). ITI combines four teaching, learning, and science constructs...

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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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    Building Cathedrals in the Midst of Hurricanes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author challenges Adventist educators to invest time and resources to create a system where commitment to excellence means raising all the bars for their students - spirituality, emotional health, social interaction, life skills, recreation and problem...

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    Character Description Integrated Unit Plan Grade 4 New!!
    This Unit Plan integrates the Bible in a Language Arts lesson on writing character descriptions. It also provides opportunities for learning across content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based and best of all, fun for everyone.

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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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    Child Guidance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    These enduring writings cover the essentials of parenting with chapters on specific building blocks of character such as purity, cheerfulness, self-control, reverence, respect, honest, cleanliness, and courtesy. Includes guidance on how to reach self-denial,...

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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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    Developing Values through the Imagination Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "In this essay, I argue that imaginative teaching and learning is essential in any type of values education, particularly if a constructivist view of values clarification (as opposed to values imposition) is favoured. As such, a warning is offered about...

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    Education for Character Tertiary-Lifelong
    Kettering College of Medical Arts President Scriven notes "If we don't pay attention to our distinctive vision, the currents of the surrounding culture will set us adrift". From this perspective, Adventist higher education has a special commission...

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    Extracurricular Activities - Not Just Frills Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Extracurricular activities serve a necessary function for the Adventist church and educational system. Colleges need to offer co-curricular opportunities as today's students are tomorrow's future leaders of church and society. Students learn important life-skills...

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    Fostering Discernment Among Adventist College Youth Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The Christian teacher faces students with varying personal worldviews. The aim is to lead the student to examine his position as well as any new knowledge in a rational manner so as to discern truth. Bible based truth ultimately involves discernment...

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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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    Inspiration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 4 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The following inspirational stories, based on biblical references, can be used for values and character education: The Bag Lady and Thanksgiving Dinner Very Here

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    Inspirational Stories, Worship Thoughts - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6 Preschool-Grade 8
    "The material included in this section is appropriate for sharing with both students and colleagues. Birdlife in Wington is a collection of short stories designed to teach values to children. While geared to PK-6, the message is appropriate for...

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    JAE Editorial: In Pursuit of an Eternal Character Kindergarten-Lifelong
    We live in a time when there is an effort to rediscover the importance of character. Character is the passport to the kingdom of heaven. Our students must be educated to face life here on earth, to be useful citizens to their families and their country. At...

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    JAE Editorial: The Same Mission Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Enrique Bacerra's editorial notes that Adventist churches and schools share the same two-fold mission: telling others about what Jesus has done and preparing them for His return. This mission should be clear in four areas of development within Adventist colleges,...

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    Kids - How To Shape Their Lives Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Formerly published as Children in the Shadows, this book addresses how to instill a sense of wonder responsibility, and self-worth in children. Drawing from her 27 years of teaching, Ruth Jaegar Buntain shares insights on how parents and teachers can...

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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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    Light Skills Character Development Kindergarten-Grade 8
    An Adventist adaptation of the Life Skills LIFELONG Guidelines program by Susan Kovalik and associates. It includes an action plan, teaching procedures, student arrival procedures, and detailed information about the 'escape place' and 'resolution station'...

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    Love Letters from Jesus Preschool-Grade 2
    This is one of a new series of interactive devotional books which will help you engage your preschooler in activities designed to reinforce character building concepts. Your child will not merely hear the lessons, but act them, touch them, chew them, pray...

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    Moral Education Revisited - Trends in Teaching Right from Wrong Grade 9-Lifelong
    Connors presents a short history of moral education in North America, reviews the changes that occurred during the 1960s, critiques current methods, and then makes suggestions for improvement in both the school and home setting. This paper was presented...

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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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    Nest Family Entertainment Kindergarten-Grade 10
    NEST Family Entertainment produces feature-quality animated videos and dramatized audio collections that build positive character traits, spiritual strength and healthy relationships. Features Christian, Biography and Kids audio CDs and DVDs.

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    Only by Grace Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Tyner explores the foundations of spiritual growth by addressing the question of whether grace and character development can co-exist. He challenges teachers to think about the important role concepts such as grace and works play in character development....

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    Peacemaker Ministries Grade 1-Lifelong
    "With over hundreds of articles and true stories, the Peacemaker Ministries website contains a wealth of information for those who are interested in learning about biblical peacemaking. Admittedly, however, this is quite a bit of information to sift through....

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    Perceptions of character education in a Seventh-day Adventist school Grade 12
    Character education has been viewed by many educators as having significant historical, academic, and social value. Many stakeholders in education argue for character development as a curricular experience. While understanding the degree to which character...

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    Perceptions of Character Education in a Seventh-day Adventist School Tertiary
    Character education has been viewed by many educators as having significant historical, academic, and social value. Many stakeholders in education argue for character development as a curricular experience. While understanding the degree to which character...

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    Postmodern Religious Educational Philosophy - An Oxymoron? Tertiary
    Is a religious educational philosophy relevant or even viable in the postmodern world? Or is a postmodern religious educational philosophy an oxymoron? An incongruous contradiction of terms? These are the fundamental questions discussed in a paper presented...

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    REBIRTH - Virtues and Character Education Tools Grade 1-Grade 12
    Use this Adventist tool for Christ-centered teaching of 89 virtues and Adventist beliefs that are core to character development. REBIRTH is an acronym for the 7 topics organizing these virtues: Religious, Ethical, Biblical, Individual, Relational, Temporal...

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    Secret of the Cave Grade 6-Grade 12
    In this film, a young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave. Based on the

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    Shaping Character - Moral Education in the Christian College Tertiary
    "Arguing that ethics is everybody's business, Arthur Holmes presents in this book a concise survey of moral education - its goals and methods - in the Christian college." Intended for all Christian college teachers, professors, and administrators...

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    Should Adventist Academies Teach Literature? Grade 8-Grade 12
    Literature can be a controversial topic in Adventist schools in many regions worldwide. Shirley McGarrell explores the teaching of literature in Adventist schools throughout select regions of the Caribbean. Two sets of teachers were surveyed and interviewed:...

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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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    Stories to Live By Kindergarten-Grade 5
    This series of Bible texts for six elementary levels is beautifully illustrated and inexpensively printed. A teacher's guide accompanies the text. Used in India for lower kindergarten through Standard IV Adventist Bible education.

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    Teacher Bulletin Share - Volume 6 Tertiary-Lifelong
    If I had my life to live over again...I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day. This advice - and other stories, anecdotes, and amusing incidents make up this Share...

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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 Christian Values - Live the Values Preschool-Grade 12
    How can parents live God's values, and best help children understand what they are doing and why? 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...

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    Teaching Christian Values - Mind Games Preschool-Grade 11
    How can parents best manage the impact of media on their developing child's mind? 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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    Teaching Christian Values - Peer Pressure Preschool-Grade 12
    How do we help children and teens handle peer pressure positively? 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 educator. Ready...

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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 - Protect Your Child's Mind Preschool-Grade 12
    How can parents help parents protect their minds in today's media-saturated world? 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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    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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    Teaching Christian Values - Self-Respect and Confidence Preschool-Grade 12
    What can parents do to nurture self-respect and confidence in their children? 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 - Teach the Values Preschool-Grade 12
    When and how can parents best teach Christian 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 educator. Ready to print...

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    Teaching Ethics - From Reasoning to Responsibility Grade 9-Lifelong
    Ethical dilemmas occur daily in classrooms, corporate boardrooms, and legislatures. If "ethics is integral to the fabric of a civil society, should not Christian education be at the forefront in the search to apply biblical principles to everyday living?"...

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    Teaching the Faith - An Essential Guide for Building Faith-Shaped Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Remember your childhood? Well, forget it! It's different now. Life is busier. Families more fractured. Innocence gone. You're fighting media pressure. Moral vacuum. Reading's out. See and do is in. Everything's changed. Except the need to teach kids to love...

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    The American Civil War - Humanitarian Acts and Rules of War Grade 7-Grade 12
    Tis 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows you how to connect American history to contemporary laws and develop your students into caring, global citizens. Lessons highlight the development of humanitarian standards to protect wounded and sick soldiers,...

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    The Basics of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What are the real basics of Adventist education? With the many reform reports of the 1980s influencing educational practice in America, Fullerton calls on parents and educators to re-exam, define, and clarify the core essentials for curriculum in Adventist...

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    The Faith of Our Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is faith in God important to children today? How can teachers and parents encourage children to embrace faith for themselves? Mary Alice Jones writes to parents and teachers who desire to have their children believe in God in a way that will shape the course...

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    The National Professional Standards for Teachers - Towards an Authentic Integrating Domain for Teachers in Christian Schools Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In the context of Australia's National Professional Standards for Teachers, this article considers Christian teachers by exploring and proposing "a new integrating ‘teaching domain’: Teaching Ministry, and three attendant ‘teaching...

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    Values, Manners, and Fundamental Beliefs Newsletter Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This Indiana Conference teacher newsletter features Christian values, manners at school, and Adventist fundamental beliefs, with brief thoughts on Adventist heritage, creative Sabbath activities, family healthy lifestyle and eating habits, events to remember/celebrate...

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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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    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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    Who is Ben Carson? Integrated Unit Grade 5-Grade 8 New!!
    This middle school language, science and social studies unit explores the difficulties and achievements of Christian pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

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    Young Disciple Ministries Grade 5-Grade 12
    Young Disciple Ministries is conducted by Seventh-day Adventist Christians with a mission to bring young people to the Lord. Resources include a weekly magazine, Sabbath School materials, a youth camp, evangelism resources, music productions, Bible studies...