Cultivating our Minds: Active Learning in the Classroom

Not long ago, one of my students declared in frustration, “Grammar is one of those things that you either get or you don’t.” I’ve heard this explanation of learning applied to a number of disciplines—you either understand maths or you don’t; you are good at art, or you aren’t; poetry makes sense, or it doesn’t. […]

Life Jacket: a Documentary about Refugees

A documentary was filmed in July that captures the refugee crisis in Greece from a child’s viewpoint and shows the need for Beyond Borders’ educational programmes in refugee camps. Mrs. Faten AlFaraj, TeachBeyond associate and film producer, spent two weeks in Greece documenting the educational crisis faced by refugee children on the island of Lesvos. […]

Doing Justice

Justice is close to God’s heart, thus making things right in a broken world should be central to our classroom life. Here are five principles from the book of Micah to help us live out justice in our classes. Principle One: See injustice and care. Micah chapters 1-5 explains the mess of the world, and […]