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Summer Book Club: Engaging God's World

Started this discussion. Last reply by Meredith McCann Jul 5. 4 Replies

This is the final forum in our summer reading schedule. There is a lot of reading time remaining during July and August so it is not too late to read one of the recommended books. You can review the…Continue

Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind

Started this discussion. Last reply by Milton V. Uecker Jul 17. 13 Replies

It is time to begin a discussion on the second of our summer reading selections---Heart and Mind: What the Bible says about Learning by Ruth Beechick. If you have not already done so you might want…Continue

Summer Book Club: Love Your God with All Your Mind

Started this discussion. Last reply by Milton V. Uecker Jul 17. 11 Replies

This post represents the first online forum regarding books on our professional summer reading program. The first of our suggested books was J.P. Moreland’s Love Your God with All Your Mind: The role…Continue

The Lowrie Center's Online Summer "Book Club"

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The Lowrie Center's Online Summer "Book Club"As summer approaches educators find themselves with more time and opportunity to be involved in continuing education courses and professional reading. …Continue

 

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Milton V. Uecker replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind
"Posted by Kristen Dickerson What will you do differently (or encourage teachers to do differently) as a result of having read Heart and Mind? As a person, I am a fairly social person. I feel capable of relating to others, being empathetic and…"
Jul 17
Milton V. Uecker replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Love Your God with All Your Mind
" Moreland argues from a position that believes there is a devaluing of the mind within evangelical circles. To what degree do Christian schools devalue the Christian mind? Generally speaking do students within Christian Schools develop and…"
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A Responsible Heart

A Responsible Heart An excerpt from A Teacher's Heart by Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr. (1984) The sons of Jacob had gone down into Egypt for grain because the famine was sore in Israel. They presented their appeal to the governor, not realizing that he…
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A Prepared Heart

An excerpt from A Teacher's Heart (1984) by Dr. Roy W. Lowrie, Jr. Short comments about a person are often found in the Bible which reveal why God used that person in a particular way. These comments are about the personal, private life of the…
Jul 10
Meredith McCann replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Engaging God's World
"If Plantinga were writing a mission for a Christian K-12 School, I believe it would sound similar to the statement made in the bottom of the first paragraph on preface page xiv, that is, "...a solidly built Christian college will rise from its…"
Jul 5
Katie Blackwell replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Love Your God with All Your Mind
"I enjoyed reading Moreland's suggestions on how to recapture the intellectual life in the church. His points were valid and interesting. "Many of the things we do in the local church are good and should remain a part of our philosophy of…"
Jul 4
Katie Blackwell replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind
"As a result of having read Heart and Mind, I encourage myself and other teachers to teach to the heart. Teaching/schooling should be heart to heart; homeschooling is a reflection of this and as a result homeschoolers do so well. This idea works so…"
Jul 4
David K Booth replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Engaging God's World
"Mission: to equip students to contribute to Gods restoration of all things that have been corrupted by evil. This will be accomplished through teaching students to rightly understand and satisfy their divine longing and pursue their place and…"
Jul 3
Nathania Ahlbrecht replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Engaging God's World
"Plantinga encourages Christians to work to use their vocation to bring about the Kingdom of God. That is our focus, and that should be the core of our mission, whether we are talking about elementary, higher education, or other vocation. He…"
Jul 3
David Mueller replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind
"1/3) I really enjoyed Beechick's valuable critiques of various learning theories. I thought she made a great point about how  the theories only address students from a "materialistic" perspective. This leaves them open to failure…"
Jul 3
Lauren Forester replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Engaging God's World
"Plantinga writes about the Christian as a citizen in the Kingdom of God. "A prime citizen", he says, "passionately loves God and longs for His kingdom to come." This Christian views vocation as a means to expand God's…"
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Summer Book Club: Engaging God's World

This is the final forum in our summer reading schedule. There is a lot of reading time remaining during July and August so it is not too late to read one of the recommended books. You can review the previous forums as a means of selecting a book that might of interest to you. Once read, consider adding your thoughts to the forum as well.Cornelius Plantinga, in his book Engaging God's World, challenges the reader to consider the mission and outcomes of Christian Higher Education. His discussion…See More
Jul 1
Melissa Anna Turlington replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind
"3. What will you do differently (or encourage teachers to do differently) as a result of having read Heart and Mind? After reading Heart and Mind, I will encourage teachers to explore the three learning that Beechick mentions in the beginning of her…"
Jun 30
Megan Hipszer replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind
"3. One thing that I took out of this book is that I need to assess my students’ understanding using different methods rather than just testing. I remember being great at tests. But now that I look back on it, all I was doing was…"
Jun 30
Kara Atkinson replied to Lisa Lanpher's discussion Summer Book Club: Heart and Mind
"3. What will you do differently (or encourage teachers to do differently) as a result of having read Heart and Mind? First, I would encourage teachers to remember that their students are image-bearers, a point that Beechick reminds us of…"
Jun 30

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Child Development

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 3 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

Brain Growth…

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Child Development: Cognitive Development

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 2 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

Early childhood cognitive growth will be examined from the perspective of Jean Piaget’s developmental model and recent brain growth research.  Piaget’s stage theory became the cognitive focal point during the late 60s and 70s as scores of authors began to apply Piaget’s theory to educational…

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Child Development: An Overview

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 9:48am 0 Comments

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 1 of 8 part series

Introduction

     To effectively teach and reach young children, parents, teachers and care providers must know child development.   Development is a continuous progression of forward movement, a pattern of growth that takes place in an individual starting at conception and moving across the entire life span. …

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Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 8 of 8 part series (2005)

Fortunately for the adolescent, this foolish means to fulfillment no longer is enough. “Every person has an active disposition to choose to be the kind of person who trusts in his own resources, rather than in Christ’s to make life work” (Huggins 1989, 119). However, Huggins views adolescence as “designed by God to literally stop kids in their tracks and make them wrestle with some serious questions before they proceed…

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At 11:16am on August 15, 2012, Rick Brown said…

Thanks, Lisa.  Also, thanks for your leadership in the Institute and in putting all of this together!

Rick:)

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