I love teaching. I love teaching biblical texts. Teaching biblical texts affords me the opportunity to help my learners understand scripture in a way that they’ve never had the opportunity to learn it before. I get to help them explore the texts in their historical and cultural contexts, but we also get to explore together… Continue reading Teaching as Wisdom-Seeking
So today was the first day of our faculty forum, and oh my, what a day! George Couros, a K-12 principal from Alberta, Canada and our keynote speaker, challenged us in many ways regarding educators as learners, technology, change, and what’s best for our students. But what was great was that it wasn’t a one-way… Continue reading Starting the New Year
Okay, the Laptop Institute ended last month, but I’m still writing posts about it. This is actually the last one. I’m finding this to be a reflective activity for me so I don’t forget what I’ve learned, and so I’m sort of forced to follow through with what I said I was going to do. … Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Last One!
A few years ago, I assigned a project for my New Testament students entitled “The Parables Project.” The students were required to choose a parable from one of the Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, or Luke) from a list I provided. Once they chose the parable, they were required to reflect on why they chose the… Continue reading The Good Samaritan – 21st Century Style
Okay, so in my second Lausanne Laptop Institute post I said that I went to the conference with expectations. Specifically, I wanted to find out how I will use the new technology we’ve been so blessed with (I consider it a blessing, others may not) to enhance my teaching practice, to increase my students’ engagement… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 3
I went to the Lausanne Laptop Institute with expectations. Add our badge to your site! Those expectations were met. The keynote address on Monday morning was given by Jeff Utecht, a dynamic presenter and teacher who immediately piqued my interest when he said, “We live in an always-on world…It’s not just the kids…Societal pressures expect… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 2 – The Keynote – Jeff Utecht