TEACH Journal of Christian Education

TEACH Volume 12, Issue 1

Compared to other developed countries, the stillbirth rate is high in Australia. Due to the apathy with which this problem is met, it could be termed a neglected epidemic. In his editorial, Graeme Perry draws a parallel to another sort of neglected epidemic, that of children emerging into adulthood ‘spiritually dead.’ Additional articles in Volume 12, Issue 1 (2018) of TEACH Journal of Adventist Education include:

Traumatic Brain Injury: Informed Accommodation in the Classroom by Trent Martin, Stuart Campbell and Marion Shields
Traumatic brain injuries can affect students emotionally, cognitively and socially. What classroom strategies has research shown to be effective?

Charming young businesswoman using a tablet, typing, searching something. Dressed in elegant blouse, in eyeglasses.Independent Studies Endorse Superior Strategies for Teaching Reading and Spelling: Hilliard’s Journey by Anne Charles, Terese Phillips, Angela Robertson, Kristy Baker and Damien Rabe
Learning to read is a crucial part of elementary school. Read how Hilliard Christian School in Tasmania enhances achievement of this goal.

Teaching beyond Post-modernism in a Digitalised Society by John Lewis
“The rapid and exponential growth of the internet over the past 40 years has changed the nature of society. Indeed…the internet is our defining medium. This has implications for student learning and, consequently, teacher pedagogy.”

Promoting Visible Learning through Using Graphic Organisers by Sarah Hanley
Read how graphic organisers can be used to guide students’ deep thinking, in addition to serving as formative and summative assessments for teachers.

A Shout Out about Teaching for Artistic Behaviour [TAB] by Valerie Clark
Learn how TAB, a choice based art class model, can increase your students’ engagement and positive behavior.

Transforming Classroom Practice: Outdoor Classroom by Deb Cooper and Beverly Christian
Does your school have an outdoor classroom? Students and teachers enjoy the outdoor learning space developed on Avondale’s Primary Campus.

Valuing Early Career Teachers: Putting the Brakes on the Exodus by Marion Shields and Peter Kilgour
Why do so many new teachers experience burnout, leading to many of them not continuing on as educators? Data from an Australian study revealed four key factors impacting whether or not teachers terminated their careers within the first three years.

School Leadership Aspiration: Differences in Perception of Drivers and Barriers across Hierarchical Levels by Peter Williams and Peter Morey
Why are fewer educators interested in becoming school leaders? Using research, this article “describes the perceptions of respondents from three hierarchical levels within a faith-based education system as to the factors influencing their willingness or unwillingness to consider school leadership positions.”

College Students’ Perception of Family Influence Impacting their Health and Lifestyle by Kayla Nicholas, Kayla Soptich, Amy Tyson, Samuel Abraham, Graeme Perry and Deborah Gillum
The purpose of this cross-sectional, non-experimental study was to determine the level of influence college students perceived their families having on their health and lifestyle.

Grow by Erin Entermann
Vivid imagery in this reflective piece leads to the understanding that growth as a teacher, as well as in life, is limited only by yourself.

Vogel Brothers: Big Hearts for Little People by Leanne Entermann
Two teacher brothers discuss how they chose the career, what they do to make their classrooms active and fun, how they integrate faith and learning, and what they tell students who are considering becoming teachers.

Successful, yet Aspiring to Improve Student Outcomes? by Daniel Taylor
Even well-functioning schools with great teachers, successful students, and happy parents can improve! Here are tips on how to be intentional about it.

NASA Sent Me to Space Camp: Alumnus Wins National Award for Mission to Make Science Fun by Brenton Stacey
Known for his hands-on approach, this science specialist makes sure his students know they are all capable scientists. A recent trip to space camp encouraged him to incorporate more problem-solving activities.

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