3rd out of 15 books — 6 voters
Teaching Redemptively: Bringing Grace and Truth Into Your Classroom
As God's image bearers, Christian teachers are called to reflect the character of our creative, redemptive God. Teaching Redemptively challenges teachers to incorporate biblical principles into all areas of education, reflecting God's character in both process and content.
Paperback, second edition, 286 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Purposeful Design Publications
(first published 2003)
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I read this book this morning and loved it! I didn't agree with all of his points, but I did agree with is fundamental point about "Why a Christian School?" Basically, very silly/unbiblical reasons to start a Christian school, work at a Christian school, or send your kids to a Christian school include: 1. Distance from Evil Influences: To protect our kids from the sinfulness of our culture and the public school because "hello" we bring sin in with us when we come in through the door; 2.Christian...more
The one comment that I did appreciate from the author was that students are to take responsibility for their choices. I was surprised that some of the popular secular teaching practices were being encouraged in a "christianized" way in this book. Having taught in a public school under such practices I would say that I am not in favor of giving students more choices as today is so full of choices for students that they are not taught expectations for the real world. We continue to "build" self-es...more
Nov 27, 2011 Scarlett Sims rated it 4 of 5 stars
The principal of my school lent me this book to read around the time I started teaching there. The author describes how to teach from a Christian perspective, but in a way such that the techniques could even be used at a public or secular private school. Graham warns against an overly legalistic method of education, the kind that I (and others) had associated with Christian schools. He includes questions to ask yourself about what you are doing right/wrong, which I think would be useful to look...more