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21
Sep

Order From Chaos

Some people love home educating with ACE because they ARE organised, and so they love the routine. Others love ACE because they are NOT organised and need some structure to keep them on track! Whichever camp you fall into, having discipline and order will help your home run smoothly. Use chore charts, rotas and goal …

12
Sep

No Other Name

“There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 This remarkable exclamation of the Apostle Peter is even more meaningful as our theme for the year given the timing and location of its delivery. The scene: Peter and John are before the Sanhedrin, on trial for …

1
Sep

ATTITUDES that ENABLE

The new school year can be an exciting prospect for both student and teacher — a fresh start, which brings with it crisp unmarked report sheets, shiny unused stationary, and a hope that this year, all goals will be met and progress smooth. Yes, this is a great way to start things, but to have …

14
Aug

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment. As children learn how to think, they go through six steps: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. When they can do all six, they can be said to be critical thinkers. This six-step process is built into …

24
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 …

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