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Renewal

You may have already had a visceral reaction to the title of this article or to the picture: “Renewal… seriously, now I have to do that too?!” Or “I’d love to be less dried up and spent than this picture, but even the thought of addressing it exhausts me.” Even as I write this, I’m highly conscious of the […]

Transformation: A Change of Society

Note: This is part four of a four-part series on the distinctives of transformational education, in which we explore four types of changes. These changes correspond to TeachBeyond’s four foundational principles and influence everything we do in our schools and classrooms. To read part 1, click here; for part 2, click here; and to read part 3, […]

Why Do We Teach?

Why Do We Teach? Most of us would answer this question by saying that we want to make a difference, we want to help make the world a better place or at least play some role in making our students’ lives better, preparing them well for their futures. The mission of TeachBeyond is that we […]

Transformation: A Change of Behaviour

Note: This is part three of a four-part series on the distinctives of transformational education, in which we explore four types of changes. These changes correspond to TeachBeyond’s four foundational principles and influence everything we do in our schools and classrooms. To read part one, click here; to read part two, click here. “And we all, who with unveiled faces […]

Transformation: A Change of Mind

Note: This is part two of a four-part series on the distinctives of transformational education, in which we explore four types of changes. These changes correspond to TeachBeyond’s four foundational principles and influence everything we do in our schools and classrooms. To read part one, click here. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but […]

Differentiation: Why it Matters

“Differentiation” is a buzzword in education. Some of us have a good idea of what this means while others of us feel that it is an unclear expectation for teachers. Carol Ann Tomlinson, an expert in the field of differentiation, defines it this way: “d ifferentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs. Whether teachers […]

Transformation: A Change of Heart

Note: This is part one of a four-part series on the distinctives of transformational education, in which we explore four types of changes. These changes correspond to TeachBeyond’s four foundational principles and influence everything we do in our schools and classrooms. “Look … I am making everything new.” ―Revelation 21:5 When I was in university, I […]

Robotics in the Classroom

The classroom is a wonderful place to be nowadays. I remember my classroom experiences in the 70’s which consisted mainly of copying stuff from the board and reciting things that I had to learn.  Quite militaristic. Here and there we would have an enjoyable class. Biology was my favorite! Of course, it would be! What boy […]

The Teacher’s Physical Health

Note: This article was first published in Portuguese at Didaquê, TeachBeyond Brazil’s educational resource website. Click here to access the original article. It is easy to imagine that a teacher’s professional routine does not pose any risk to his or her physical health. Unfortunately, it is a known and proven fact that musculoskeletal pain and disorders, especially in […]

The Educator’s Spiritual Health

To talk about teacher spirituality is to talk about human spirituality. According to Judeo-Christian anthropology, a human being is an inorganic matter that becomes a living soul by the breath of the Spirit of God. Therefore, this yearning for the transcendent, which we call spirituality, is an intrinsic condition of being human. We thirst for […]