LEARNING FROM THE STORYTELLER

  Wherever He went, Jesus created learning experiences. He sat as comfortably with the doctors of theology in the Temple university at Jerusalem as he did with commoners in the synagogue at Capernaum. He was as much at ease with huge crowds on the Galilean hillside as He was with… Read moreLEARNING FROM THE STORYTELLER

DREAMS, GATEWAYS and LEARNING

The question, “Why do we have to learn this stuff?” is a legitimate question. School work that is little more than ‘busy work’ designed to keep students occupied and assignments that only reinforce rote learning are not only boring, they are counter-productive. The end result is often demotivated students who… Read moreDREAMS, GATEWAYS and LEARNING

OUTSTANDING MOTHER AWARD

  The many little things that mothers do shape personality and character in their children. I thank God for the mother who gave birth to me. Besides the gift of life, my mother instilled in me values that I treasure. After Sumas Lake—in southern British Columbia between Abbotsford and Chilliwack—was… Read moreOUTSTANDING MOTHER AWARD

WHAT DO LEGO® BLOCKS AND LEARNING HAVE IN COMMON?

At times students in my class raised the objection, “Why do we have to learn this stuff? I’ll never use it anyway!’ Usually this was in response to a difficult or tedious task. After hearing it repeatedly, I realized my students were asking a good question. Good questions deserve good… Read moreWHAT DO LEGO® BLOCKS AND LEARNING HAVE IN COMMON?

WHO CAN YOU TRUST?

Shalom finds anchor in trust—unshakeable, unmovable, bedrock trust. But in our highly transient and disposable world, who can you trust? There are days when pressures and circumstances reach ‘category 5 hurricane’ level (that’s Ivan in Jamaica [2004] and Katrina in New Orleans [2005]). Sustained winds and imminent destruction summon every… Read moreWHO CAN YOU TRUST?