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What to Do When God Says No

Helping students through moments of pain and loss can be challenging. How can teachers reflect their faith in a God who cares about our pain?

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Accept the Individual, Not the Behaviour

I am sure we can all reflect on people who have rubbed us the wrong way. The outcome really depends on how we choose to…

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Send Consistent Signals

The challenge for us as parents and teachers is to be aware of the various signals we are giving intentionally or otherwise.

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Model Repentance

There are times when our judgement is not as inclusive as it should be. We need to model the processes that we want our students…

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Keep Things Simple

By establishing and maintaining rules, teachers implementing redemptive discipline continually remind their students of the Gospel.

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Let the Natural Consequences Reign

The goal of discipline is to help the individual make more positive and acceptable behavioural choices through whatever means are effective.

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Look at the Context

Discipline is indeed about disciple-ing. It is about challenging an individual to want to change and to make better choices.

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Treat All the Same – But Differently

It is important that we take the time to react to the individual needs of each person. Some will only require a gentle reminder.

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Admit When You are Wrong

The challenge is for us to swallow our pride, recognise when we need to sort things out, and lead by example.

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Take the Time to be Fair

We all want to be fair and see the best development possible in our students and children. Start by making the investment of time in their…

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Adventist Education: An Eternal Focus

One word captures the ultimate difference between state run education and Adventist education: educating for eternity.

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Adventist Education: Home, School and Church Working Together

We try to do all we can to help reinforce family values. Our chances of doing this are increased if the family values mesh with…

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