For the Bookshelf: Visible Learning

For the Bookshelf: Visible Learning

November 7, 2016Visible Learning and the Science of How we Learn, by John Hattie and Gregory Yates (New York: Routledge, 2014) is an accessible volume that reinforces the concept of “visible learning” previously presented in Hattie’s 2009 Visible Learning (VLT)…

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Seven Questions Students Still Ask

Here are the seven questions students still ask at the graduate studies level. I’ve heard each of these this year.

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For the Bookshelf: Live, Learn, Pass it On

faith formation is a lifetime gift from God and that a teacher and a learner growing in that faith is a life-time process

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10 Principles on Learning

Whether we design a program for continuing education or any other educational event we will do well to keep certain principles of learning in mind.

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For the Bookshelf: The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Root, Andrew, and Dean, Kendra Creasy, The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (2011), InterVaristy Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.

August 29, 2016—This book’s content is collection of published essays from Dr. Kendra Creasy Dean and Dr. Andrew Roots. It is a…

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Bad Teaching

August 17, 2016—Polemics against bad teaching and poor education are a staple in social science, philosophy, and education literature. I suspect for two reasons: first, they are effective in getting readers riled up, and, second, I suspect it’s just too…

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A Faculty Coach Reflects on the Leadership in Ministry Experience

August 8, 2016—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been offering the Leadership in Ministry workshops (LIM) on its campus since 2014. It has expanded the program to offer workshops in Boston, Portland, Lynchburg VA, and now Kansas City…

For the Bookshelf: To Know as We Are Known

July 25, 2016—In To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey by Parker J. Palmer (San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 1993), author, activist, teacher and nationally recognized educational expert, offers a new model for knowing, learning and teaching….

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Why Are We Still Doing This? Moving From Fragmented Formation to Engaged Discipleship: Part II

[This is the second of a two-part blog post. See Part I here.]

June 16, 2016—If we want people to feel like they are the church and live their lives in the way of Jesus in an everyday reflective…

For the Bookshelf: Teaming Up

June 13, 2016—The move from rigid and isolated “committees” to a “team approach” continues in many congregations. Sometimes that movement is not much more than a re-organization and re-labeling that result in very little change. The fact is, as I…

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Why Are We Still Doing This? Moving From Fragmented Formation to Engaged Discipleship: Part I

June 9, 2016—Years ago I ran into a problem. I would facilitate a great conversation in adult Sunday school and seem to make a break-through in understanding, arrive the next week and feel like we would have the same conversation…

Dealing With The Pushy Parent

May 9, 2016—I received an e-mail from a church staff member about that perennial problem: the pushy parent (sometimes called “helicopter parents”). The problem comes in all forms: parents who want allowances or exceptions for their “special” child, their…

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The Hawthorne Effect

April 18, 2016—I remember a playful experiment using the Hawthorne effect I conducted when I was a school principal. There was a kindergarten teacher that I thought would make a great first grade teacher. She was reluctant to move…

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Updated Curriculum Charts

April 14, 2016—I always tell congregations that right after Easter is the time to begin evaluating the current programmatic year, especially if a church seeks to discern a new curricular resource to use with children, youth, and/or adults. So this…

Can You Pass This C.E. Exam?

March 14, 2016—Throwing out some old files and materials, I stumbled across an old final exam from a course I offered over two decades ago when I was teaching adjunctively. Reviewing the course material I was struck at how clunky…

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