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Posted 7 months ago

On Saturday May 5, 2018 Anglican EdComm welcomed Dr Donald Guthrie of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago to deliver the keynote addresses at the Christians in Teaching Conference which focused...

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 7 months ago

Think of a time when you were telling someone something that you really wanted them to ‘hear’.

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Posted 8 months ago

Why become a teacher? Have you ever considered how powerful the role of the teacher can be in shaping the heads, hearts and hands of students in schools?The powerful role...

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Posted by Peter White 8 months ago

Just prior to delivering the talks at Moore Theological College, Dr Guthrie was asked to take part in a live interview on The Pastor’s Heart.

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Posted by Bryan Cowling 8 months ago

We need to talk about resilience. The term’s been around for a long time, well, at least for a couple of decades in education. Perhaps it has been around long enough to be taken for granted. The focus of the recent EdComm Conference was on Resilient Teaching. I asked some of the attendees how familiar they were with the term. Some said they’d been thinking about it as an individual but it was not a topic that had received much attention at their school. Others said they were having lively debates with their fellow teachers about the relevance of resilience (and wellness) and had registered for the conference to find out what Dr Donald Guthrie had to say about it. In fact, three respondents from different schools said that their principals had sponsored up to a dozen staff to attend the conference with a view to promoting informed discourse and practical action with the rest of the staff on their return.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 9 months ago


In a school setting the tasks of management are usually thought of as the procedural and organisational tasks like timetabling, organising and running assemblies, publishing assessment schedules and reports, and the myriad of other tasks that together help a school run smoothly. Because schools are large organisations, management and leadership roles may be distributed and involve staff at many levels including administrative assistants.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 9 months ago

'The heart of every leader must be humble, seeking the good of others and suspicious of one's own motives' James Plueddemann, Leading across cultures (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p77).

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 9 months ago

It is almost impossible to manage the expectations of others unless our relationship with the Lord is vital and growing. It is in our relationship with God that we find the strength to see clearly, to differentiate from the emotions of others, and to gain the wisdom and insight to address problems (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p.184).

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 9 months ago

Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology, was one of the earliest researchers to study the characteristics that underpin flourishing. His book Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology, published in 2002, popularised his ideas about how to flourish. Before this, the focus of psychology had been to investigate disorder: why mental illness occurred and how to treat it. Because Dr Seligman believes that his research findings show that an individual can strengthen many of the aspects of behaviour and the virtues he showed to underpin resilience, he would answer YES to the question ‘do we have a choice?’

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