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  • Adventist Resource
    Lifeline - A Handbook for Small School Success Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This valuable NAD small school teacher/principal manual includes checklists, ideas, options, important things to do and remember, problem-solving strategies, teaching strategies, and professional development information. The handbook can be downloaded and...

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    Pacific Union Conference Education Department Preschool-Lifelong
    The Pacific Union Conference Office of Education (NAD) provides an online statement of vision and purpose, as well as a variety of educational resources.

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    A Passion for Music? Now What? Grade 10-Lifelong
    A special issue on music-related careers published by the International Adventist Musicians Association. Stories and information are given about Seventh-day Adventists who have succeeded in various careers such as teaching (school or private studio), performance,...

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    A School Like No Other Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Peter Gatama shares his love for Greaves Academy by writing about the dedicated teachers, administrators, parents, and enthusiastic students who help create a positive atmosphere.

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    A Time of Change and Challenge Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the South Pacific Division (SPD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Various societal changes were already underway when the quinquennium began and were taken into account in the establishment of goals...

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    A Time-Based Model of Principalship for Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study defines and validates the administrative tasks aligned with a time-based model for the principalship of Seventh-day Adventist academies, using comparisons of actual, perceived- actual, and perceived ideal time usage by principals in Adventist boarding,...

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    Achieving Excellence in Adventist Schools in Canada Plan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This document outlines ten goals for achieving excellence in Adventist schools in Canada. Pastors are encouraged to share this document with their churches.

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    Acting on Our Vision With Passion and Compassion Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Mike Lekic states that 'vision without action is only a dream' as he discusses the results of the Canadian-wide education survey, and shares the importance and challenges of implementing the five-year master plan.

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    Addressing the Needs of the Non-Traditional Learner Lifelong
    Nontraditional learner needs must be addressed by colleges and universities. Higher education has changed due to the fewer students between the ages of 18-22 and the rapidly changing job market, which requires retraining and advanced training. Institutions...

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    Administering a Successful Academy Program Grade 9-Grade 12
    An interview with Dr. Richard T. Orrison, the principal of Andrews Academy, about administering a successful academy program.

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    Administration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6 Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The material included in this section is appropriate for administrators and teachers in all kinds of situations. Don't think you need to be an administrator to benefit from the ideas here! A school board presentation describing the Pathways curriculum...

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    Administration - The Missing Link in the Integration of Faith and Learning? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores the role of administration in the integration of faith and learning in Adventist secondary schools. It reveals the procedures, results and recommendations of a survey given to 375 Adventist secondary schools randomly chosen from the 1997...

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    Adventist Education Research Topics Tertiary-Lifelong
    Looking for a research topic on Adventist Education? Examine this list compiled by Dr H. Rasi in 1995, from suggestions by Adventist world education leaders. Know of research on one of these topics? SUBMIT research report information through CIRCLE.

  • American Association of School Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    AASA online provides the latest information and insights from this association of school administrators. Includes topics: current issues and ideas, events, publications, job bulletin, education marketplace, advocacy, state associations and membership, grants...

  • American School Board Journal Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The website of the American School Board Journal. Access to current and archived articles that chronicle change, interpret issues, and offer readers -- some 40,000 school board members and school administrators -- practical advice on a broad range of topics...

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    An Open Letter to Academy Principals Grade 9-Grade 12
    Could too many extra-curricular activities interrupt the school day and student learning outcomes? The author makes an open call for academic excellence in this thought-provoking letter to principals and school administrators regarding scheduling and its influence...

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    Andrews University Educational Research Index 29 Tertiary-Lifelong
    A report of formal research conducted by students in the School of Education at Andrews University. Some studies may be of importance or interest to teachers, therefore they are made available through the School of Education. This edition of the index references...

  • ASCD Kindergarten-Lifelong
    ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Members are professional educators from all levels and...

  • At the Starting Line: Early Childhood Programs in the 50 States Preschool-Kindergarten
    This document describes the types of early childhood education programs that are being funded by the United States. It provides baseline information about where states are in the process, and how far they have to go in providing high-quality, universally accessible...

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    Boardsmanship 101 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A comprehensive discussion on the role of a board member and trustee in the successful governance and operation of educational Seventh-day Adventist institutions. Some topics include: Why is Boardsmanship Important?; Roles and Responsibilities; Board Members...

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    Career Opportunities in Philanthropy Grade 12-Lifelong
    Job openings in development targeted to an audience of executives, managers and professionals visiting this site. Individuals who are organization members are encouraged to keep their resumes posted on this site as a reference for employers.

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    Caring for the Environment - God's Business and Ours Tertiary-Lifelong
    "God envisions an ecological future. It is a future, however, that depends on our stewardship."

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    Change and the College Campus: The Process of Changing Institutional Governance Tertiary-Lifelong
    Professors within an Adventist college faced the task of developing a shared process for change. Many issues needed to be tackled, and the process got bogged down in the middle, but by the end a consensus was reached and the pilot program was launched. The...

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    Christian Leadership Center Tertiary-Lifelong
    The Christian Leadership Center (CLC) is an interdisciplinary organization of Andrews University providing inspiration, on-going leadership development, coaching, consultation, and research for a network of church and community leadership throughout the world....

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    Cooperative Learning as Viewed by Conference Educational Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Superintendents from one conference demonstrate how staff development is made possible for its teachers. The three issues this conference identifies as crucial to staff development are shared in this article: staff development must receive high priority at...

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    Coping With Criticism Constructively Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dealing with criticism is difficult, especially when expectations are high and resources are limited. This article explores ways of dealing with criticism by identifying three categories of critics, giving suggestions of how to respond to the critics, and...

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    Courageous Leadership Grade 9-Lifelong
    When the spiritual gift of leadership comes alive in churches everywhere, the church will become the hope of the world and a most influential force for good. This is far more than another book on leadership strategies and techniques.

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    Covenant Leadership - A Service Strategy for Marketing Without Marketing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McKenzie suggests that a educational leadership is ready for a paradigm shift. He explores the nature of covenant leadership and the levels of service. This presentation was part of the 2005 NAD Marketing Our Mission Summit.

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    Creating an Environment for Excellence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers' attitudes and perceptions about workplace climate and job-related tasks are important elements in creating an environment of excellence. Using a framework for teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms, the author examines factors that lead to teacher...

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    Cultivating Administrators in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Our current Adventist educational system is in serious need of passionate, proficient principals. Unless we are willing to employ some major adjustments to create an environment in which we develop and support leaders, administrators that show promise...

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    Customer relationship management as perceived by students and administration at AIIAS Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was to find out how the Customer Relationship Management concept, as conceptualized by Kaj Storbacka and Jarmo R. Lehtinen, was being implemented at AIIAS. The concept has four essential relationship perspectives, namely, Exchange...

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    Descending into Greatness Grade 9-Lifelong
    In a society where "upward mobility" is the highest goal, Bill Hybels asks a tough question: Do Christians place God's desires first-or their own? In Descending into Greatness, Hybels and writer Rob Wilkins take the example of Christ's downward journey...

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    Education Code for Atlantic Union Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This education code outlines the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures governing the operation of elementary and secondary schools within the Atlantic Union Conference of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

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    Education Code for Lake Union Schools Preschool-Grade 12
    This code is a compilation of policies relating to the establishment, maintenance, administration, and operation of the Lake Union Conference K-12 schools within the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist education.

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    Education Code for North Pacific Union Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The North Pacific Union Education Code is a compilation of policies relating to the establishment, maintenance, administration, and operation of the North Pacific Union Conference K-12 school system.

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    Education Code for Pacific Union Conference Schools Preschool-Tertiary
    The PUC education code outlines the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures governing the operation of schools, colleges and offices of education within the Pacific Union of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

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    Education Code for Seventh-day Adventist Schools in Canada Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual for elementary and secondary school leaders includes application and authorization for senior academy status, denominational status approval, junior academy application, establishment and maintenance guide, pre/junior/kindergarten assessment, guidelines...

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    Education Code for Southwestern Union Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Southwestern Union Education Code outlines the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures governing the operation of schools, colleges and offices of education within the Southwestern Union of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

  • Education World Preschool-Lifelong
    Education World's goal is to make it easy for educators to integrate the Internet into the classroom. Includes a search engine for educational web sites only

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    Educational Leadership in the 21st Century: Challenges and Expectations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A summary of major issues facing school leadership in the 21st century, this article posits that a clear understanding of the issues will enable Adventist educational administrators and teachers to prepare for the future. Topics include: Modeling Leadership;...

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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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    GRIP -- Growing Relationships Involves People Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How's your grip? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores core issues concerning principals and leadership issues, from staffing to parents and the community. It focuses on understanding school climate as it relates to relationships and successful...

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    Handbook for Principals of Seventh-day Adventist Schools - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This NAD resource assists school administrators in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in the Adventist K - 12 school system in North America. Topics include: Leadership; Management; Co-Curricular Programs; Constituency Relationships; Curriculum;...

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    How Educational Leaders Can Use Counseling Principles and Skills Grade 9-Lifelong
    What counseling skills would help administrators and leaders better address the needs of those they serve?

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    Indicators of Effective Leadership Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A list of indicators of an effective leader as described by surveyed educators.

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    Ingredients for a Successful School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Lee Richards notes that successful schools do not happen by accident, and discusses fourteen ingredients for the successful school

  • Inside the Pre-K Classroom: A Study of Staffing and Stability in State Funded Pre-Kindergarten Programs Preschool-Kindergarten
    A documentation of the current state of staff qualifications, stability, turnover and compensation in state funded pre-K programs. Conditions under which these programs promote a more skilled, stable and better compensated early childhood education workforce...

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    Is Adventist Education Too Expensive? Tertiary-Lifelong
    An intensive campaign to sell the idea that attendance at denominational schools really is affordable. A summary of the reasons for the increase in tuition costs is presented. Ideas on how Seventh-day Adventist college and university administrators must respond to fulfill their commitment to offer educational opportunity to every qualified application from their constituencies are provided.

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    JAE Editorial: In This Issue Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this editorial, the editor gives an overview of topics covered in this general issue of the Journal of Adventist Education. Articles in this issue include:
    Measuring Quality in Adventist Schools

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    JAE Editorial: An Ethic for Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    John M. Fowler discusses servanthood as the foundational principle in a Christian educational ethic. Using the shepherd/sheep metaphor, he suggests that a teacher or administrator desiring to be a successful shepherd of his or her students or organization,...

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    JAE Editorial: Preparing Administrators for the 21st Century Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Addresses the need within the Seventh-day Adventist Church for young, committed leaders, willing to be trained for service in various positions: principals, superintendents, academic deans, or directors of education. Articles include:

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Administrative costs of higher education; elementary curricula similar worldwide; private schools reach out; teens and drugs;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Journal of Adventist Education Soon to be Printed in Four Languages; Increases in Alternative Certification for Teachers;...

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    Job Satisfiers and Dissatisfiers Among the Employees of Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies: An Analysis Tertiary
    "The purpose of this qualitative study was to review the perceptions and desires of the employees of Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) on motivational factors ("satisfiers") as indicators of job satisfaction and hygiene...

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    Job satisfiers and dissatisfiers among the employees of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) - an analysis Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was to determine the ranks of motivational and hygiene factors as indicators of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among employees of AIIAS as perceived and desired. The study also attempted to determine the present emotional disposition...

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    Kentucky - Tennessee Conference Education Forms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Downloadable administrative forms available online from the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference of Seventh-day Adventists include:
    Alternate Textbook Request
    Asbestos Letter Parents
    Budget Worksheet
    Certificate Of Graduation-Order Form

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    Legal Responsibilites of Board Members Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Charles McKinstry examines the legal responsibilities of school boards and its individual members. He also discusses areas of particular concern for Adventist school boards. Topics include: Conflict of Interest; Protection of Students; Protection of Employees;...

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    Love, Affection, and $1.60 a Month: Early Attempts to Finance Seventh-day Adventist Church Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How did the early pioneers establish elementary schools? Bert Haloviak describes strategies used by the early Adventist church leaders to establish schools wherever there were children to be educated. Sub-headings include: Ellen White and the Church School...

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    Managing Change - Concepts and Approaches Tertiary
    "The difficult challenge that always confronts higher education institutions in their efforts to innovate programs, policies, structure, culture, and the whole educational system as needed, prompted leaders and teachers to understand the basic concept...

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    NAD K-12 Educators' Certification Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Read or print the current K-12 certification requirements online for North American Adventist educators. It includes general information on application procedures, eligibility requirements, denominational teaching certificates, endorsements (regular, specialty,...

  • National Council for Private School Accreditation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Visit NCPSA's website for more information about this consortium of accrediting associations for the recognition of private schools in the USA. The North American Division of SDAs was a founding member of the NCPSA.

  • National School Boards Association - NSBA Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This website includes articles from NSBA's publication, School Board News, links to resources on school board related issues, and organization links. The NSBA's purpose is excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership.

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    Object-Centered Children's Sermons Kindergarten-Grade 5
    Teachers and children's church leaders will find practical tips on preparing and successfully delivering children's sermons.

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    PE For Kids - Developing a Physical Education Program for Elementary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Areas to consider when establishing a physical education program for elementary schools. These are rationale, administrative/board support, budget and equipment, curriculum and scheduling, space, storage, teaching strategies, and resource materials. This article...

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    Political Systems: How They Affect Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Gene Hsu explores the possibility of establishing a correlation between the work of Adventist education and the political systems in which Adventist schools function. The term political systems is defined, along with discussion of various political...

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    Readers Theatre - A Unique Approach to Reading and Writing Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Readers Theatre provides opportunities for readers and audiences to interact. Students develop writing and communication skills, along with comprehension and understanding of subject matter. The author gives examples of how Readers Theatre can be used across...

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    School Board Manual - NAD Southern Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This Southern Union School Board Manual contains major policies, plans, and procedures recommended for the administration of conference schools. The materials in this manual are in harmony with the information and policies of the North American Division and...

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    SDACC Office of Education Master Plan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A master plan stating the goals which guide the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada's (SDACC) Office of Education in directing the K-12 education system throughout Canada. The plan addresses six goals: administration, spirituality, curriculum and instruction,...

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    Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Spiritual Leadership will equip those called to leadership positions with the tools to move God's people on to His agenda. The authors teach on approaching leadership from a biblical perspective.

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    Spiritual Well Being and Quality of Life as Correlates of Job Stress Among Academic Chairpersons in Selected Seventh-day Adventist Tertiary Institutions Tertiary
    Problem: Stress, like pain, begins at birth and remains common to the human condition throughout life, and it is a factor in the experience of every human being who ever lived. It is not merely universal but it is also endemic and omnipresent. Chairpersons,...

  • States' Efforts in Improving the Qualifications of Early Care and Education Teachers Preschool-Kindergarten
    Over 60% of American preschoolers are cared for by someone other than their parents much of the workweek. Debra J. Ackerman writes about the importance of quality preschool programs and the need for standardized pre-service requirements for early childhood...

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    Student Information Systems Recommended for North American Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    NAD Education has approved three Student Information System (SIS) vendors: Small School Minder (SSM), InformationNOW, and Renweb. This page links to key information about these three and advisory tech support groups.

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    Study Groups in Schools - A Collegial Way to Improve your Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Study groups are very effective in helping teachers build community and collaborate. Comprised of 3-6 people working together to implement common training, these groups focus on curriculum and instruction rather than administrative matters. While a public...

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    Substantial Change in Program Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download the NAD Policy for Schools Substantially Changing Educational Program during a voted accreditation term.

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    Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Personnel: A Guide for Principals and Supervisors, 3rd Edition Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This document examines the role and function of both principals and conference supervisors. Included is discussion on strategies for supervision of teachers in small schools, the role of the teaching principal/teacher, and how to facilitate teacher empowerment....

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    Supervision for Excellence Grade 1-Grade 12
    Don Weatherall addresses the importance of supervision of instruction, and proposes that in order for teachers and superintendents to maintain a commitment to excellence, they should build partnerships that create an atmosphere of acceptance, provide opportunities...

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    Surviving a Natural Disaster Grade 1-Grade 12
    A head teacher reflects on the first few months after a tornado demolished their small school. Gather practical tips on how to prepare for and proceed after a natural disaster.

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    Teachers Are Special Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This tribute to and for teachers celebrates the special, and often heroic, role they play in their students' lives.

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    Teachers Look At Their School Boards Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Results of a survey conducted to examine the school board's impact on the life of the church employee. Discussion on attitudes and perceptions of teachers and principals toward board members is also presented. Topics include: Identified Problems; Poor Communication...

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    Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers Tertiary-Lifelong
    Ellen White's messages to church leaders following the historic 1888 Minneapolis General Conference session. These powerful messages call for regeneration and reformation. Search the complete published writings of Ellen G. White here.

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    The Administration of Seventh-day Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Victor Fitch comments on the commitment administrators within the Canadian Union have toward implementation of the Master Plan for education, and notes that communication and close co-operation between each level of administration reaching to the classroom...

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    The Board's Role In Teacher Employment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Who has the official authority to hire and fire certificated teachers in the Seventh-day Adventist school system? This article examines the role of local school boards and conference offices of education in the process of employing quality teachers. Topics...

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    The Case Against Committees Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Why not form a committee?" is often the clarion cry of many a school or operating board. According to Furst, "Committees can slow progress, strangle innovation, promote mediocrity and discourage initiative." His article addresses the effectiveness...

  • The Learning Leader Tertiary-Lifelong
    Is your school leading, learning, lucky, or losing? Acclaimed author and consultant Douglas Reeves helps you answer that question and discover the leadership actions that will lead your organization to higher student achievement. Drawing from research studies...

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    The Scholar and the Administrator - Twin Pillars of Truth Tertiary-Lifelong
    Reported differences between Adventist church leadership and scholars can be distorted, exaggerated, confusing, and unnecessarily divisive.

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    The School Board: If You Build It, They Will Come! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Seely outlines the process of building an effective school board.

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    Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Few parents and church leaders realize how critical it is to start developing a child's biblical worldview from the very earliest years of life. George Barna shares profiles of churches which are effectively ministering to children and winning the war against...

  • Universal Preschool: Much to Gain but Who Will Pay? Preschool-Kindergarten
    A proposal for finding a feasible way to finance universal preschool for four-year-olds, and possibley, three-year-olds. Topics include: a brief discussion of the relationship between preschool, preschool quality and developmental outcomes; background on the...

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    Upper Columbia Conference Education Forms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Downloadable forms from the Upper Columbia Conference include:
    Application for Calendar Change
    Alternate Text Request Form - Elementary
    Alternate Text Request Form - Secondary
    Education Materials Reimbursement
    Incident Reporting Form

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    What is a Competent School Board Member? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Lloyd Robinson shares that when school boards are comprised of the right type of board members, the right things happen, and vice versa. It has been said that "the right time to fire a person is when you don't hire him." The same is true of board...

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    What Makes a School Christian? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    On a Christian campus every worker, including support personnel, should communicate visible concern for the present and eternal interests of each student. For students to learn the values of efficiency, cooperation, punctuality, and diligence, their work supervisors...

  • What Successful Principals Do! Tertiary-Lifelong
    169 tips for principals. Practical insights from an experienced principal about how to run a successful school. Organized into three sections (Beginning the School Year, During the School Year, and Ending the School Year) these tips are powerful and attainable....

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    Working Smarter, Not Harder - Administrative Leadership Styles in Adventist Colleges Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the results of research conducted at the 1995 General Conference session in Utrecht, Holland, gathered from Adventist college and university presidents throughout the world field and provides a challenge to administrative excellence in...