Called To Teach: A Guidebook for the Journey

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Inspiring Voices, Mar 21, 2012 - Education - 174 pages
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Called to Teach meets the critical needs of those of you who have decided that you want to teach, yet are unwilling or unable to pursue the standard elementary teacher certification. Some of you may be on the verge of completing a college degree for which you cannot find employment, and have been offered a job teaching at the elementary school of your local church. Others, unwilling to go through the currently popular “shortcut” methods of Alternative Certification, sense the great need for Christian teachers in public schools as a calling for Christian service. Desiring to show yourselves as “workmen approved,” you seek instruction that is both practical and grounded in the Christian calling by which you are led.

Are you one of the burgeoning numbers of Christian parents who have decided to home-school your children? Although dedicated and bright, you may nevertheless be unaware of ways to use the latest research to further your children’s educational development. Essential principles for every part of the elementary school curriculum are included, as well as suggestions for organizing time and materials and the nurturing of self-discipline in your child.

Called to Teach contains information on developmental expectations for children from age three through ten years of age, along with the latest research on methods to effectively engage each age in a variety of curriculum experiences to produce lifetime learners. The motivation of inspiration from scripture is maintained throughout; emphasizing that any effective teaching method must relate to children as God created them, and that all truth is God’s truth. Each chapter has a keynote scripture, and other relevant scriptures are quoted as appropriate.

All subjects of the curriculum for age-three through sixth-grade are covered from research-based methods to practical teaching tips. By the final chapter the reader will emerge as being “fully equipped” for answering God’s call to teach.

 

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Contents

Chapter I What Have I Got Myself Into ?
1
In The Beginning
4
Our Greatest Opportunity
12
An Awesome Responsibility
18
Chapter V Ready for Formal Learning
32
Chapter VI Readingthe Basis of Lifelong Learning
42
Chapter VII Writing As a Parallel for Reading
53
Chapter VIII MathMeasuring and Quantifying Gods World
61
A Sense of Wonder About Gods World
73
How the Child Relates to His World
83
Appreciating the Beauty Around Us While Soothing and Stimulating the Soul
107
Part A Planning To Prevent Problems
119
Part B Dealing with Misbehavior
142
Chapter XIV Putting It All Together
162
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Dr. Sylvia Artmann has had teaching experience at the preschool, elementary-school, and intermedate school levels. She then came to Dallas Baptist Universty, where she taught full-time for 28 years. There she was selected as Teacher of the Year for 1998-1999, and was made Professor Emeritus in 2011.

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