2018 EdComm Conference

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Conference Topic: Resilient Teaching

The topic of the 2018 EdComm Conference was Resilient Teaching presented by Dr Donald Guthrie, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago. He is the co-author of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving. Dr Guthrie explored the ideas of building resilience by pursuing spiritual formation, avoiding burnout, building emotional and cultural intelligence, alongside developing healthy practices for stress management and leadership.

Below you will find recordings of the talks and resources connected to the conference proceedings.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Donald Guthrie, EdD

Dr Donald Guthrie, EdD
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Director of the PhD (Educational Studies)
Professor of Educational Ministries
The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership

BA Grove City College, MDiv Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 
MA Indiana University of Pennsylvania, EdD University of Georgia

Prior to joining the TEDS faculty, Dr. Guthrie worked in campus ministry for 12 years with the Coalition for Christian Outreach and served on the faculty of Covenant Theological Seminary. During his 15 years at Covenant, he directed the Field Education, Doctor of Ministry, and Distance Learning programs and also served as Vice President for Academics. Dr. Guthrie is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education and has enjoyed serving as a ruling elder in several local churches over the past 25 years. He is a frequent teacher at conferences and retreats, often addressing cultural trends, intergenerational ministry, calling and vocation, and adult learning. He is a co-author of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving.

Conference Recordings

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Professional Learning Course

Resilient Teaching is available as a twelve-hour, online course and incorporates the learning from the 2018 EdComm Conference. This course is for teachers and leaders who have an interest in becoming more resilient and enabling the growth of resilience in their school and their students. It has been designed to give access to some of the current thinking on Resilience and to give a structured and resourced program to use to support your learning. The course is based on research undertaken over many years by Dr Donald Guthrie and other current researchers. 


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