The problem, I began to realize, was my own understanding of how the iPads...– Redefining Instruction With Technology: Five Essential Steps This teacher gets it, and her article perfectly summarizes my feelings on educational technology, why it fails, and why it succeeds. (via world-shaker)
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These scriptures help me manage my desires. I am not a king or a leader of importance, but I’m certainly not living a poor and miserable life that warrants focusing my resources on escaping life through alcohol or other substances. However, Jesus says that those people that He has chosen to follow Him are greater than all the famous leaders of the Jewish nation up till and including John the...
"The Hormone Surge of Middle Childhood" →
realkidsgoodbooks: Yet as new findings from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, paleontology and anthropology make clear, middle childhood is anything but a bland placeholder. To the contrary, it is a time of great cognitive creativity and ambition, when the brain has pretty much reached its adult size and can focus on threading together its private intranet service — on forging, organizing,...
I deserve nothing but Jesus has given me...
My talents and my passions are a gift from God. Knowing what my talents and passions are is a gift too. And when He enables me to do work with my talents and passions that I enjoy, it is a wonderful gift. I’m not entitled to anything and should be joyful and thankful with whatever work God gives me. Of course it is disappointing when I have to leave a job that I love and that engages my...
On fear and faith →
we have everything we need to live a life pleasing... →
God invites us to be with Him and gives us the faith that we need to do so in Christ.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Either we have hope within us or we...– Vaclav Havel. (There are few things I believe more strongly than this. And I learned it first from Tolkien and Bunny Colvin.)
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always...– Jaggi Vasudev (via soul-candy)
Q: What is your only comfort in life and death? A: That I am not my own, but...– Happy birthday to the Heidelberg Catechism, via Fred Sanders (via wesleyhill)
The problem, perhaps, is that a successful presidential campaign calls on a trio...– Ross Douthat, “A Good Candidate is Hard to Find” (via wesleyhill)
Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules...– C.S. Lewis (via alightforrevelation)
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These scriptures helped me consider the tension between taking responsibility for my choices while trusting that God’s prevailing purpose is at work in my life all the time. Proverbs 19:2,3,20,21 (The Message) 2 Ignorant zeal is worthless; haste makes waste. 3 People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does God always get blamed? 20 Take good counsel and accept correction— ...
It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire...– Steve Jobs (via shaneguiter) So my boss doesn’t think I’m smart or he has no sense.
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.– Bob Dylan (via girlwithoutwings) marriage and babies
mikeclevenger: “God created me—and you—to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion—namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life.” John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life
Only God can make the depraved heart desire God.– John Piper (via conformingtotheson)
Hoc est tumblr meum.: mikeclevenger: John 10v25-27... →
mikeclevenger: John 10v25-27 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. “If this were…
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These two passages that are helping me during a crisis. Pray that we will trust that God is in control and that God will teach us to enjoy honoring Him for the right reasons and empower us with His love to do it too, because He is worth far more than my best efforts can achieve. Proverbs 16:4 (CEV) 4The LORD has a reason for everything he does, and he lets evil people live ...
Cry Tough by Alton Ellis
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These scriptures helped me consider my responses when someone hurts me and remains unapologetic or unrepentant about their behavior. I have learned that I should love, forgive, serve, and act as if I do not deserve anything from them because I have everything in Christ through His loving grace. However, I have learned also that sometimes, the hurtful behavior increases to the point of being...
Inspiration and genius - one and the same.– Victor Hugo (via quote-book)
If we teach women that there are only certain ways they may acceptably behave,...– Harriet J on Another post about rape (via creatingaquietmind)
God is good; and His love for me endures forever. Ezra 3, psalm 5, psalm 136, Luke 15, John 6, John 15-17
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These two sermons by Pastor Matt Smith of Barabbas Road Church in San Diego have really helped me to enjoy Christ. They conclude his study of Galatians and explain that people are saved by grace alone, and no Christian rules should be added to the gospel as a condition or necessary help to follow Christ. However, when a person follows Christ, it is assumed that there will be a loving desire for...
Spurgeon on 1 Cor. 10:13 →
conformingtotheson: Read this. I remembered this for a brother tonight, but all can profit from a read of it.
I fell in love with him, and he fell in love with my adoration of him.– The Secret Life of Prince Charming, Deb Caletti (via creatingaquietmind)
Love for Jesus Christ has become a part of me. →
Youth is not a time of life ~ it is a state of mind.– Anonymous via (via petitpoulailler)
teaching adults-selling the classes
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ Question: What style of instruction is best for teaching English to adults? Teacher centered instruction (teacher dominates the class) or learning centered instruction. Answer: Learning centered instruction: teachers should be facilitators of student learning. Each class activity should be carefully chosen and adapted to help students achieve...
A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you...– E.B. White (via booksandnerds)
If we have never been amazed by the very fact that we exist, we are squandering...– Will Durant (American writer, historian, philosopher, 1885-1981) via (via petitpoulailler) must take more time to notice how amazing life is.