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  • Adventist Resource
    The Special Character of Adventist Education Video Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch this video to learn what makes Kempsey Adventist School in Australia a Christ-centered educational ministry. Help parents and teachers understand the special character of Seventh-day Adventist education through this demonstration of best practices in...

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    Transformational Teaching - Adventist Worldview Curriculum Frameworks Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Explore "the foundational worldview from which an Adventist teacher delivers the Australian National Curriculum." These curriculum frameworks focus on the "principles, values and threads that undergird and guide what we consider to be real,...

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    Adventist Schools - Communities of Faith Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist schools are viewed as communities of faith in which every aspect contributes to the ultimate goal of Christian education – comprehensive restoration. This thoroughly biblical, Christ-centered model offers an integrated framework for Christian...

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    An Adventist Learning Theory? A Case for a Christocentric Epistemology Based upon Imago Dei Tertiary-Lifelong
    An Adventist Learning Theory? Read Paul Brantley's presentation at the April 2001 International Conference on the Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education.

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    Build Integrated Christ-Centered Units that STREAM Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This breakout session handout from the 2018 NAD convention provides the STR(3)EAMS Framework. Learn how to provide your students with "the benefits of faith-based units, STEM, flipped learning, brain-based learning, hands-on learning, and literacy theory....

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    Building a Christ-Centered School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This devotional shares insights in how to build a more Christ-centered school. Staying focused on the main thing is the theme. And in parenting or teaching, the main thing is... Christ IN us & Christ THROUGH us for the good of His children every day.

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    Chaplaincy in Christian Schools - Towards a Policy Platform for Productive Partnerships Preschool-Tertiary
    "Pastoral care or student wellbeing, as it is often referred to, now straddles educational institutions from early childhood centres to university graduate schools.2 Whether in the public, independent or Christian school sector, it appears no longer...

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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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    Choose Kindness - A K-12 Anti-Bullying Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session described a school's campaign to created a "school-wide, Christ-like environment based on 'choosing kindness' instead of 'anti-bullying.'" They have made their curriculum freely available, including their...

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    Christian Education Bible Study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Would you like to know what the Bible says about education? Does the Bible teach that we should give our children a 'Christian' education?" Learn the answers in Dr. Brown's Bible study. Included components: Bible...

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    Communion Projects for Children Preschool-Grade 8
    Karen Holford explores the meaning of Communion and how children relate to this service. We often think Communion means the service where we eat Communion bread and drink a small glass of grape juice, but Communion is about belonging together, sharing, and...

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    Creating a Spiritual Master Plan for Your School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This ASDASA 2015 inspires the school leader to create a plan to win students’ souls and teach them to win souls for the kingdom.

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    Editorial Vol 5 Issue 1: The Power of Wonder Preschool-Lifelong
    Lana Hibbard shares the amazement children have when learning new things and how important it is to introduce them to our amazing God.

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    English For Life - Learning With Heart and Mind Grade 6-Lifelong
    This site features numerous resources for Christian ESL or English second language learning. Workbooks, workshops, and other resources are centered around biblical themes and stories. NOTE: Be sure to check content for compatibility with Adventist beliefs.

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    Faculty Commons Tertiary-Lifelong
    A ministry of Cru (previously Campus Crusade for Christ), Faculty Commons strives to "help you bring the resources of the university (fellow faculty, grad students, students, and ideas) to the world for the...

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    Filling the God-Shaped Space - Spiritual Principles and Methods for the Christian Classroom Grade 9-Grade 12
    Using "biblical principles and practical methods based on adolescent development research," the presenters of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session taught attendees how to enrich the spiritual experiences of their students. See the copy of their...

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    Give Them Some Truth Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "A parent’s testimony on the meaning and relevance of Christian education"

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    Helping Your Family to Grow Spiritually Preschool-Grade 4
    The most important gift we can give our children is the desire to love God and to follow and serve Him. Parents and teachers can help their children to become spiritually strong by setting positive examples. The children are encouraged by their parents’...

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    Integration of Faith and Learning in the ESOL Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    “In Christian higher education, the integration of faith and learning is of paramount importance, as professors and students approach teaching and learning within a Christian worldview. The classroom where English is learned as a second language (L2)...

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    Interview with Shane Anderson on How to Kill Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Watch this three part (25 minute) video interview of author Shane Anderson discussing his book titled, How to Kill Adventist Education (and How to Give it a Fighting Chance!).

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    Is Christian Education Really Ministry? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "It is not uncommon to hear Christian education referred to as the ministry of teaching. But is it just fanciful jargon and cliché? Or is Christian education really ministry?"

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    JAE Editorial: Becoming the Head - Priorities in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Referencing the biblical story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Taylor describes the priorities for Christian schools. Articles in this issue include: Education for What? Thoughts on the Purpose and Identity of Adventist...

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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: Philip and the Minister Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The story in Acts about Philip and the Ethiopian minister of finance provides valuable insight for teachers. Some insights include: the Holy Spirit is the crucial guide in reaching our students; we are to join students in their journeys; we should guide our...

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    JAE Editorial: Symbols and Reality Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Biblical Anthropology draws a human being in integral unity: no life without the simultaneous presence of the spiritual, mental, physical and social being. The teaching that addresses the complete man revolves entirely around the cross of Christ, because "the...

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    Justifiable or Not? Developing and Preserving a Christian School Ethos Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this TEACH journal article, Youlden suggests "that the best thermometer of what influences parental choice of schooling is the ethos or special character of a school. School ethos evolves within a school environment in response to the school’s...

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    Kindergarten Stepping Stones - North American Division Kindergarten
    Developed by the North American Division, Stepping Stones: A Journey to Excellence through Discovery is a faith-based program based on national kindergarten standards. Check out the themes, components, development, and resources.

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    Maintaining a God Centered Focus Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Use the provided texts, quotes and commentary to help you maintain a God-centered focus during Satan's attempts to distract and destroy you.[For a complete list of Ellen White publication abbreviations visit the ...

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    Ministering within the School Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "It’s overwhelmingly wonderful having a grade five student’s arms wrapped around your waist as they say, 'I love Jesus', it’s challenging when a year 11 student says, 'but you don’t really believe all this' and satisfying when...

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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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    Old School or Cutting Edge? An Examination of Ellen G. White's Views on Education from a Best Practice Twenty-First Century Perspective Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ellen White “wrote prolifically on the philosophy of Christian education, its goals and its practice. This article explores her views, as written over a century ago, and compares them with several twentyfirst century educational concepts that impact...

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    Pedagogical Application of the Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    James Tucker shares insights on the pedagogical application of a Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education. Tucker notes that 'The planet is ripe for a demonstration of excellence. If we will just do it, everyone will be talking about it, and the philosophy...

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    Redemptive Education Part II: Implications of Philosophy for Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This considers the implications of the philosophy of Adventist education for educational practice, especially in regard to the needs of the student, the function of the teacher, and the aims of Adventist education. Parts 1 and 3 complete the series:

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    Running on Empty - Student Activities Grade 4-Grade 8
    For purposes of this guide, the book Running on Empty is broken down into 10 reading days. You may choose to have your students read the entire Running on Empty book at one sitting and then do some suggested activities. Or you may cover the book in...

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    Sample Student Handbook Policies - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 12
    Reference this document when developing a school handbook for an Adventist school. Sections to include in North America Division schools are included. Some sections can be used verbatim and other sections refer to information from the Pacific...

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    Samuel - God’s Helper 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    "The purpose of this unit is to introduce the young child to Jesus Christ, the Divine Son of our Heavenly Father through the loving and caring relationships formed with parents, primary early childhood professionals and peers." It includes separate...

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    Schools of the Bible - Contours of the Divine Plan for Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Taylor examines each of the ten schools described directly in the Bible, looking at the educational purpose, setting, teacher and student characteristics, curriculum, methods, learning activities, and outcomes in each. Finally, Taylor identifies the “shared...

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    Shaping Peacemakers - Practical How-To's for Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Christian educators play a significant role in shaping young peacemakers whose spirit and influence will be felt, not only in their home life, but also in all their relationships." This article provides practical tips on helping children to become...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 2 Issue 1: Christian School Characteristics Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this TEACH Journal article, Rieger looks at two defining characteristics of Christian schools. Articles in this issue are titled: Issues in Studying the Bible in Secondary School Religion ClassesChristian School Counselling: Towards Conceptualising...

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    Teachers as Disciple-Makers in the Classroom Preschool-Tertiary
    Learn how real Adventist teachers have intentionally planned to help their students grow spiritually in their classes. Examples reference the In Discipleship Ministry and how this has helped parents, teachers, students, and teachers-in-training follow Jesus...

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    Teaching as Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Transforming Teachers shares articles highlighting the ministry of teaching. Article titles include: Evangelizing the world through Christian school education, affecting the culture through Christian education, developing a biblical theology of vocation, on...

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    Teaching Principles of Jesus, Part 2, An Introduction Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article examines the teaching principles of Jesus Christ, in order to discover strategies for Christian teachers today. It is the second part in a series of two by author Reuben Hilde.

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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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    Teaching With Words - Speeches by Gordon Bietz Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Download the manuscripts of memorable sermons and speeches given by Gordon Bietz, past president of Southern Adventist University.

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    The Christian Teacher in Secular Society – The Challenge of Becoming, Being, and Living Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In this article, Taylor discusses how teachers can “maintain and provide evidence of that distinctive [Christian] character, with relevance and with redemptive purpose, while interacting with secular postmodern persons.” He argues that Christian...

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    The Divine Blueprint for Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In this devotional, look past textual study and philosophy to consider the divine element of worship, God’s plan of salvation, and what they means to true education.

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    The Importance of a Christian Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    President Andreason asks and answers the questions, "Why get a Christian education?" and "Why work at a Christian college/university?" in his Fall 2009 Andrews University convocation address. Watch this video clip.

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    The Importance of Training Faculty to Integrate Faith With Learning Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Faith integration is a vital part of Christian education, including at the university level. What can administrators do to prepare their faculty to create classrooms where this happens in a meaningful way?

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    The Place of the Bible in Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this 1903 book, Jones "outlines according to the Bible what exactly Christian education looks like. He also explores the true meaning of the separation between church and state and how Christian education does not fall under such discrimination."

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    There Arose a Generation That Did Not Remember - The Challenge of Maintaining Distinctively Christian Institutional Cultures in an Era of Change Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The preservation and perpetuation of core institutional vision, values, ethos and identity to succeeding generations are critical imperatives that confront all Christian educational organisations. Christian institutions have historically been prone...

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    Together Growing Fruitful Disciples - A Model for Discipleship Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Learn about the 'Together Growing Fruitful Disciples' framework, designed to help us think more clearly and deeply about the spiritual growth and maturity of ourselves and others as disciples of Jesus Christ. It is based on four processes in which all committed...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Is it possible to link biblical principles and a school behaviour plan to encourage students to live in the presence of God? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Bree Hills, principal at Canberra Christian School wanted her students to grasp the idea that biblical beliefs guide how we think and act. With this thought in mind, she led her staff in developing a whole school yearly theme that encourages her...

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    Trinity Treasures - Exploration of the Trinity Grade 1-Grade 4
    "Students will explore the Holy Trinity - FATHER, SON and HOLY GHOST - through activities designed for various learning styles/modes across the curriculum. There is an integrated link to/with Language Arts in the focus on the prefix, “TRI,”...

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    Using the Growing Disciples Inventory to Assess Christian Spiritual Development Grade 6-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces the Growing Disciples Inventory (GDI) as a self-assessment of Christian spiritual development, freely available to Adventist schools through growingfuitfuldisciples.com/gdi....

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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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    What I ‘C’ is a Crucial Tool in our Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Critical thinking, compassion, contemplation and celebration are important attributes of authentic Christianity that should be fostered in our students. Make Jesus Real is "a school-based values education project, a philosophy for a whole school,...

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    What If Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This delightful, very practical set of faith integration examples for K-12 teachers is organized by discipline.

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    Where Are All the Children Gone? Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation speaks about enrollment in Adventist schools in North America, which has been on a precipitous slide for the past 30 plus years, despite the fact that church membership has gone up by 70% during that same period...

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    Why Adventist Education - An Eternal Focus Preschool-Tertiary
    What makes the focus on an eternal dimension so attractive to many parents – and how does Adventist education weave this theme in? This is the 11th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy and practice of Adventist education, designed...

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    Why Adventist Education - Curriculum Emphasis Preschool-Tertiary
    All schools deal with curriculum. So what is the contribution that Adventist education makes to curriculum? This is the 6th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy and practice of Adventist education, designed for parents of students...

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    Why Adventist Education - Home, School and Church Working Together Preschool-Tertiary
    Why is it that the home, the Adventist school and the local church working together are such a strong combination in developing character and spirituality? This is the 10th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy and practice of Adventist...

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    Why Adventist Education - Reflecting God's Grace through Discipline Preschool-Tertiary
    What is unique and distinctive about discipline in an Adventist school? This one-page article is the 4th in an 11 article series, that can be shared in any order (after the introduction) with parents of students attending Adventist schools. It is undated,...

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    Why Adventist Education - Reinforcing Christian Family Values Preschool-Tertiary
    Why do Adventist schools support Christian family values? This is the 9th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy and practice of Adventist education, designed for parents of students attending Adventist schools. Undated, ready to print...

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    Why Adventist Education - Service Learning Preschool-Tertiary
    Why is service such a key component of Adventist education, both within the context of curriculum and the extended service trips we take to provide hands on experience and empathy? This is the 7th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy...

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    Why Adventist Education - The Difference for Your Child Preschool-Tertiary
    What is it that makes each child special to Adventist teachers? This one-page article is the 3rd in an 11 article series, that can be shared in any order (after the introduction) with parents of students attending Adventist schools. It is undated, ready to...

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    Why Adventist Education - The Spiritual Nurture of Your Child Preschool-Tertiary
    Why is intentionally nurturing the spirituality of each child a priority in Adventist schools? This is the 5th in an 11-part series of articles written for parents of students attending Adventist schools. Undated, one page, ready to print or link parents to;...

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    Why Adventist Education - The Teacher as Role Model Preschool-Tertiary
    Why is the role modeling of the Adventist teacher so critical when considering the overall influence on our students? This is the 8th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy and practice of Adventist education, designed for parents...