• Review, Reflect, Resolve, Spring 2022

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    Hovland: Ending Well

    • What do you not want to experience on the last day of school?
    • What strategy would you employ to make that day better?
    • What can you give the school in thanksgiving for the privilege of serving?

     

    Pingel: A is for Adversity

    • Instead of overcoming adversity, how does a Christian learn how to live with it? Write out your three biggest takeaways.
    • What kind of impact can adversity and suffering have on a Christian leader? Write out your three biggest takeaways.

     

    Brockberg: Restorative Justice: Not, To, For, With: Which Best Shapes the Future?

    • What do you anticipate as the most difficult part of practicing restorative practice?
    • How will you explain this process to observers or staff?
    • What variables should you anticipate as you implement restorative practice?

     

    Bauman: What About Life?

    • What life issues are the students in my classroom experiencing, and how can I (or we!) address them?
    • How can I incorporate each of the nine foundational life units in my classroom and curriculum?
    • As a school, do the actions, policies, and language we use purposely uphold and confess the sanctity of life? If not, what should we change for the benefit of our students and families?

     

    ECEnet: What about Life? Rejoice in the wonder of God’s creation

    • What other unique aspects, besides fingerprints, can students observe?
    • How could a class follow the development of a child before it’s even born? Is there a way to celebrate the growth and arrival of a new sibling?

     

    EncourAGEnet: Fear: The COVID Symptom No One Talks About

    • What role does peer pressure and the media play in creating fear?
    • What tools do you use to manage your fear? How can your students and friends use these tools?
    • What happens to fear when people cannot physically be together? Does “virtual” solve or create fears? Why or why not?

     

    ETnet: Restorative Justice

    • What are ways your students could connect to the wrongs done in this situation?
    • Howdoes giving back to a community build a healthier community?

    What about Life? The importance of forgiveness

    • Saying “I forgive you” is life-affirming. What other life-affirming phrases could be used in addition?
    • Life issues are often surrounded by, and sometimes beget by, guilt and suffering. How can you affirm Christ’s forgiveness and human value in other ways?

     

    LDnet: Tips for Effective Conversations with Parents

    • With whom do you anticipate needing to have a “conversation” before the end of the school year?
    • What needs to happen to successfully conclude that conversation?
    • To whom can you go if you need help with the situation?

     

    LEADnet: Restorative Justice

    • What guidelines can you prepare that will include restorative justice practices in your discipline standards?
    • How can you hold the offender accountable for personal behavior and accountable for the work in making things right?

     

    MIDnet: Restorative Justice

    • How can discipline by giving back to a community build a healthier community?
    • Can you see this working in a larger community?

    What about Life? All human life is important

    • How can these gifts be depicted artistically in art class? How could students create poetry based on the value of life established in creation?
    • How could discussions based on fairness be used to validate life?

     

    PEN: Keeping High Schoolers Engaged

    • What are your goals for your youth ministry?
    • What are some of the “unexpected” places where you have found faith growing?
    • What efforts do you intentionally make to help students with their worldview?

     

    SECnet: Restorative Justice

    • What other circumstances would benefit from age-appropriate restorative justice discipline?
    • How can you help students be accountable for the work in making things right?

    What about Life? Have honest conversations with youth

    • Which life issues are most prominent in the lives of your students?
    • How might you address these issues in your classroom from a Gospel-motivated perspective?

     

     

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