Circle

Accept the Individual, Not the Behaviour

Shane had remarried and had other children, but still felt a sense of obligation to the children from his first marriage. Tobacco smoke was his…

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Send Consistent Signals

I was travelling home by plane recently and a stressed young family came aboard and then sat across the aisle from me. They had two…

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Model Repentance

“It is him or me!” The Physical Education teacher glared at me and spat out the words. It had been a quiet afternoon with the…

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Keep Things Simple

She had been in over 20 foster homes. Each home had their own set of rules. Some were complex. Some seemed to have no rules…

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Let the Natural Consequences Reign

While listening to idle chatter in the boy’s dorm one evening, it became clear that one of the senior students had acquired some things from…

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Look at the Context

A New Zealand Catholic priest on Kiribati (a small Pacific atoll on the equator) provided me with one of the greatest challenges to my reflections…

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Treat All the Same – But Differently

The hallmark of Christian discipline is to show the same individual care. However, fairness and consistency are not always the same. Teachers and parents walk…

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Admit When You are Wrong

We make no claims as teachers to be perfect. We make mistakes. Let’s use those opportunities to model how to respond and apologise when it…

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Take the Time to be Fair

There is no substitute for spending time with our children or students. You may read articles that speak about “quality time.” It is important that…

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Preparing Students for College and Career

A few summers ago, I called all the high schools in the North American Division (NAD) on behalf of CIRCLE to get a feel for…

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Partnering with Parents: Training through Newsletters

As a principal or teacher, you know that family education is a crucial factor to a child’s ability to fully engage in learning in any…

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Pastor and Teacher Partnership

Take a look at our favorite resources for pastor and teacher partnership, collected and reviewed by CIRCLE. Experienced Adventist educators sift the ever expanding array of…

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