When students generate their own questions on the biblical text and explore answers in group discussion, their learning “sticks” longer! Learning to verbalize questions and seek out answers—in community, with trustworthy sources—is perhaps the top skill we can provide students.
Christian Schools International is excited to share we are partnering with the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) to offer an opportunity for staff at CSI member schools in the US to enroll in a certification program in guidance counseling.
How can discussion help students interpret Scripture? Ben Tameling of Grandville Calvin Christian Schools shares eight techniques for text-centered discussion, fueled by students’ own observations and questions.
Elizabeth Jacobs of Trinity School in Durham, North Carolina shares six tips for an inner-outer circle. By setting a formal tone, this discussion model has helped students discuss Scripture in a mature, thoughtful manner. “It brings out the best in my students!” she shared.
A passion for faith, family, science, and the middle school students she teaches every day is evident each time you interact with Susan Koppendrayer, Christian School International’s STEM Education Specialist.
When we asked Jennifer Baham from San Jose Christian School how she creates thriving discussion in middle school, Jennifer shared seven research-based practices that lay the foundation for seminar-style discussion.
In February 2019, Principal Development Institute (PDI), our annual professional development event for relatively new principals, joined together a group of principals for a time of discussion in areas where they experienced challenges or growth opportunities.
Congratulations to the regional winners of the CSI Bible Quiz Challenge! We are excited to announce the students who will be advancing to the final round of the challenge, which will take place this June at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
Over the course of two days, thirty Bible educators from CSI member schools in the US and Canada gathered in Washington, DC for a time of networking, training, collaboration, and reflection with their peers during the 2019 CSI Bible Instruction Symposium.