Resources for Teachers

Comenius: Pastor, Philosopher, Pedagogue

Although Comenius was a pastor, theologian, philosopher, and author, his greatest fame and contributions came as an educator. A firm believer in life-long learning, he stated that the most important teaching began in the home during a child’s first six years, during which the parents—especially the mother—laid the moral and religious foundations for the child’s life.

Published in Leben, Vol. 12, Issue 2

Put the Cookies on the Bottom Shelf

Aim high. Stretch your students. Make them reach mentally. Teach them critical thinking skills. Emphasize higher-order skills. Set the standard higher. But put the cookies on the bottom shelf!

Published in Journal for Christian Educators, Fall 2009

Seven Lessons on Classroom Leadership

Applying these lessons could make as much different in classrooms today as they did on the battlefields of Korea in the early 1950s.

Published in Teachers of Vision, Fall 2017 

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