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Jun

Summer Activities

Children are always looking forward to the holidays, but for some parents any reminder of the approaching summer break only makes them wonder how they are going to fill the time! This question was recently asked on the TEACH Facebook group, and here are some suggestions for how to keep busy: Keep Going Rather than …

11
Jun

Connecting with the Children

In our schools, it’s an increasing challenge to find the balance in keeping our ‘heads up’ to see and connect with the children, whilst also getting our ‘heads down’ to do the necessary paperwork. In Deuteronomy 6:6-7 we read: “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach …

4
Jun

Bloom’s Taxonomy and ACE

At CEE’s recent Teaching and Assessment Inset Day, Brenda Lewis presented a lecture on how the long-respected Bloom’s Taxonomy goes hand-in-hand with ACE’s Mastery Learning approach. An excerpt of this talk is below: Our brilliant curriculum is so much more than just “filling in the blanks.” ACE is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and Mastery Learning. …

8
May

What is a PACE?

Accelerated Christian Education has taken the conventional textbook style and divided it into bite-size, achievable worktexts called PACEs. Each PACE is more or less equivalent to a chapter in a text book, and each level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject. Key features of the PACEs include: Lessons presented with exciting illustrations and written …

14
Apr

The Bible and Education

One of the most important questions Christian parents face is how to educate their children. For many Christians, the natural thing is to send them off to the government schools. This may be because they have no other choice due to their circumstances (i.e. financial, single parent etc.). However, I believe Christians should strongly consider …

2
Apr

Work Smart: Privileges

‘Privilege’ is the term used for an incentive programme that is available to all students in schools using the ACE system of learning. The world runs on fear and the belief of scarcity; people aren’t motivated by positive reward, but by threat. The privilege system offers a different model that helps the student understand that …

6
Mar

A Productive Working Space

One of the things that makes an ACE learning centre different from a more traditional classroom is the student office. These are lined around the outside of the room, with the students’ goals and accomplishments on display. Many visitors over the years comment on how quiet and productive the atmosphere within the Learning Centre is. …

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