In Adventist News: April 2018 (Part 1)

In Adventist News

Education was a popular topic this month! North American Division publications included the following articles that may be of interest to Adventist educators. More to come next week!

New Curriculum Invites Students to Encounter Jesus by Katie Henderson
Washington Conference educators recently experienced the new Bible curriculum during an in-service with primary writer Lanelle Cobbin. The program is primarily activity-based and incorporates nine types of learning: verbal, logical, visual, kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, natural and spiritual.

A Matter of Choice: The Case for School Vouchers in Indiana and Wisconsin by Nicole Mattson and Linda Rosen

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Are you curious about the “School Choice Program” some Adventist schools are participating in? The voucher program involves paperwork and continuing adherence to requirements, but opens the door to students who otherwise would not be able to attend.

Our Schools are Unique by Pacific Union Conference Education Team
Adventist schools have always been designed to do more than provide a first-rate education.

The Extra Mile: Our Teachers Make the Difference by Pacific Union Conference Education Team
“Our teachers see their work more as a mission in life and less as a job or career.”

Mentors Wanted by Ingrid Slikkers
With each school shooting raising concerns for teachers, parents, and communities, the idea of mentorship is something that each individual or family can do both to reach out and to gain support themselves.

Be Careful, Little Eyes by Susan Allen
“Does it really matter what people watch on TV or personal electronic devices? Does it really matter what kinds of video games children play?”

Developing Skills and Realizing Potential by Hannah Gallant
“Once every year, Andrews University hosts SciFEST, ArtFEST and Music Festival. Each festival is a specialized opportunity for Adventist academy students and others to experience an immersive, educational weekend with multiple opportunities for enrichment and growth.”

Restoration: HIS Object of Education by Pacific Union Conference Education Team
Read how Holbrook Indian School in Arizona ministers to Native American youth in grades 1-12.

Why We Homeschool by Joseth Abara Howell
A family’s decision to homeschool is not always supported by those involved in their local schools. Read this mother’s explanation for a better understanding of the reasons many homeschooling parents have.

Higher Education with a Purpose by Pacific Union Conference Education Team
“The commitment to education in the Pacific Union Conference is not confined exclusively to a college or university campus. As Seventh-day Adventists we are a lifelong learning community of faith.”

What’s Wrong with My School? by Asia Kirkland
Even when she was a sixth grader, the author of this inspiring article knew that despite various perks and academic strengths, a school without God was not where she should be.

A Measure of Success by Pacific Union Conference Education Team
“Success is so much more than achieving a certain SAT score, grade point average (GPA), degree from a prestigious institution or coveted position…and success is what we want for every person who makes their way through the Adventist school system.”


Adventist Educator Blog editorial staff include a team working from each continent to curate Adventist education news, compile digest posts of Adventist education journal articles, and edit posts from Adventist educators in each world division.

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