Note to the reader: I wrote the following meditation before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the topic of rest may seem out of place. Our schedules are turned “upside down,” anxiety about the unknown is a part of daily life, and rest during these restless times may seem like a luxury. I wonder. […]
Note to the reader: We all are pre-occupied with the pandemic these days, and properly so. What follows is a brief Covid-19 reflection: Stay in Touch Recently I was talking with a friend about his procedure for bringing groceries into the house. He puts each item in the kitchen sink and then with each box, […]
Note to the reader: During this time when the Covid-19 pandemic has so greatly altered our lives, including school, I considered halting the posting of these teacher meditations. They have a “business as usual” quality to them when the “usual” has vanished for a time. However, teachers’ concern for their students haven’t vanished, and many […]
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. – James 1: 19, 20 Anyone looking to lead a life of quiet contemplation should not become an elementary or secondary […]
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. – I John 2:15 On its face, this text presents a problem for teachers in Christian schools. If we are not to love the world or anything in the world, then […]
Dr. Jim Drexler describes how a good story resonates with students, and as Christ-followers we are part of the greatest story of all.
Dr. Rebecca Pennington describes how knowledge is not just an accumulation of bits of information, but rather a holistic integration of that information which enables students to answer life’s big questions.
Over the next months, I hope to post a series of writings that come from my lifetime of personal experiences as a student, high school teacher, college professor and parent. Most will come from my book Meditations for Teachers: Reflections for Christian Teachers About Their Work. Right now, the book is available only in Hungarian […]
Announcing the 15th annual Educators Conference at Covenant College: “Instructional Technology: Impacts on teaching and learning” on Thursday, March 5, 2020. You don’t want to miss this interactive and informative day with a national leader on instructional technology. For several decades, the information revolution has transformed how we live, work, and learn, and changes have […]