Educating our children must go beyond academics. Helping children acquire and practice right moral values is critical. The well-being of a community and a nation depends on it. Holistic development of children is the mandate of parents, care-givers and teachers. Without sound moral values, children have no basis on… Read more7 VALUES CHILDREN MUST LEARN TO LIVE WELL
Before we awake each morning, our day is already set. The day unfolds like a steeplechase course with hazards and barriers. Circumstances test our wit and our grit. People cross our path. Some encourage or assist and propel us forward in the race. Others impede our progress with distraction or… Read more5 STEPS TO MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR LIFE
My rite of passage into the teaching profession was a grueling contest of cunning wit and enduring grit. Would an aspiring 22-year old novice survive a ruthless pack of wolves cleverly disguised as sixth graders? I cut my teaching teeth in Prince Rupert, a rugged fishing town 500 miles up… Read moreTHROWN TO THE WOLVES — THE 3 R’s OF TEACHING
What do YOU do with the empty spaces in your life? The less-than-satisfying relationships, unfulfilled dreams, disappointments, lost hope, despair. Left empty, these spaces create a quagmire of alienation and depression. Filled with the wrong “stuff”, they become the seedbed of frustration, stress and various forms of self-destruction. … Read moreHOW DO YOU FILL THE EMPTY SPACES?
Children are born with much more intelligence than we credit them. We assume that because they cannot talk, i.e. articulate thoughts in verbal communication, they are incapable of thinking. “Thoughts must be verbalized before they can exist or legitimately be called thoughts,” we say. In fact, babies begin to… Read moreWHEN DOES LEARNING BEGIN?
How do you define your Christian faith? Is it by religious performances such as going to church, putting some money in the offering plate, reading your Bible occasionally (or every day), saying your prayers before going to bed? Is it by things you don’t do, such as wearing certain… Read more3 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOUR FAITH IS AUTHENTIC AND MEANINGFUL