Facebook. Email. Google. Twitter. Thanks to technological advances, communication is rising at a staggering rate. These opportunities create an increasing demand for our time. Titled Come Apart and Rest Awhile, Faith-Ann McGarrell’s editorial suggests we intentionally find moments of silence to recharge, reflect, and plan. The following additional articles are included in Volume 79, Issue 4 (2017) of the Journal of Adventist Education:
Belief and Practice: Spiritual Imperatives for the Adventist Teacher by Joel Raveloharimisy
As Christian teachers, our responsibility to our students goes far beyond academics. In order to lead them to Christ, we must nurture our own relationship with Him. Imperative to this is both faithfully believing in God and practicing what we believe.
Faith Education and Touring the Bible Lands: A Case Study by Daniel Reynaud and Wayne French
“A qualitative study was designed to validate the extensive anecdotal evidence for the special learning value of [Avondale’s] 2013 Bible Lands Study Tour and to identify the factors that best contributed to the students’ learning.”
Including Second-language Learners in the Writing Classroom by Laurie Stankavich and Amanda Livanos
“Migration is a global trend, with more diverse sending and receiving countries than in the past. Teachers in more and more countries now face the daunting challenge of working with learners struggling to write across a language barrier.”
ESL Writers in the Mainstream College Classroom: Cultivating a Culture of Success by Christian Stuart
Read this article for “insight on how college educators can better understand ESL students in their classrooms, particularly from three different perspectives: ESL students’ backgrounds, the texts they produce, and the errors they make.”
Using the Bible to Teach a Foreign Language by Francisco Burgos
Including the teaching of Spanish as a second language, “the integration of faith and values with teaching and learning is a deliberate and systematic process of approaching the entire educational enterprise—both curricular and co-curricular—from a Christian perspective.”
How to Plan for an Accreditation Visit from the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) by Grant Leitma
Preparing for a higher education accreditation visit can seem daunting. This detailed description of the committees, tasks and timelines from the Washington Adventist University faculty member designated as their AAA self-study chair includes tips to make the process go smoothly.
Flipped Classrooms Improve Reading Comprehension of Science Textbooks by Deril Wood and Caroline Lipman
Faced with a class failing to understand their textbooks, this teacher looked for a new strategy. “A review of relevant literature and dialogue with other educators suggested that implementing a variation of the flipped classroom might alleviate the students’ reading comprehension problems, increase their motivation, and consequently improve study habits, homework completion, and test grades. This article shares an action research regarding the impact of the flipped classroom approach on a group of biology students at the secondary level.”