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6 ways to help children develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

By Ruth L. Snyder

Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs I’ve ever faced. These little bundles I hold in my arms for a few short years need to be fed, nurtured, and taught. 629 more words


Mind-changing books are rare. Self-help genre writers and publishers would have us believe the opposite; that there are thousands of life-making and career-fueling idea gems that we simply cannot live without. 639 more words


Art After Ferguson

In Critical Perspectives in Art Education last week, students were asked to consider how they would teach about the shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American 18 year old, by a white police officer and the subsequent events surrounding his death in Ferguson, MO.   434 more words

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The Language of Mistakes

In Lois Lowry’s epic novel The Giver, the characters in her dystopian world are forced to be overly precise with their use of language.  Don’t tell someone you love them, tell them how your skin feels when they are near.   738 more words

Roger Ebert at the Movies

Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times who died in 2013, came from an era when going to the movies was a big deal. I remember, from my childhood, theaters like the Mayfair and the St. 384 more words


My Son Wanted Pink Shoes

One of the hard things about being a Mom to a toddler is figuring out age-appropriate ways to start teaching “big life lessons.” Like the idea that “ 506 more words


Teachable moments

My family went out for dinner recently at a popular Chinese restaurant. It’s the kind of place where you can expect to wait 30 minutes to be seated if you didn’t make a reservation ahead of time.

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Teaching By Example