Category: Governance

 

 

The concept of faith impacting on work has been in the news lately, with Scott Morrison’s faith being seen as a threat to democracy.

Well-known atheist Jane Caro tweeted that “Theocracies are terrifying, particularly for women and anyone who is different in any way. They are never democratic because they favour one group above all others - those who worship the ‘right’ god.”

This is an excerpt from the book 'Workship: How to Use your Work to Worship God' by Kara Martin.

I have two adult children. Jaslyn is 21, and Guy is 19. Right from the moment they were born I realised that I had to be careful in the way I thought about them. They are not my children, they are a gift from God.

God has given me stewardship over them for as long as I live. They are a beautiful and treasured gift, but I try and make sure I hold them lightly.

This is part one of a two-part series.

The Anglican Schools Australia Conference held in Sydney in August had as its theme ‘Deep Peace’. One of the recurring messages was the need for better listening and communication when discussing conflicting ideas. Dr Michael Spence AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney spoke on the topic of ‘Listening well’, and Dr Natasha Moore, Research Fellow for the Centre for Public Christianity spoke on ‘Forming students that can love and disagree’. This was also a topic addressed by Dr Donald Guthrie at the Anglican EdComm Christians in Teaching Conference held in May.


Q: What do schools and coaching have in common?

John Campbell proposes that education and coaching ‘share a common purpose: helping people to learn, grow and develop’ (Campbell and van Nieuwerburgh, 2018, p.3).

Student learning and development is the core business of school education. Learning however, is rarely talked about in isolation from teaching, which makes the role of the teacher critical in student learning. Coaching that focuses primarily on improving teacher practice or leadership practice may also improve student learning.

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.

Hardships are the most important element in leadership development (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p.47).

The Oxford dictionary defines hardship as something that is difficult to endure and one of the causes of suffering.

What do teaching and pastoral ministry have in common?

Neither teaching or pastoral ministry are just a job. Both are a vocation or calling for the Christian. Both embrace a big picture that requires the person to have vision and expertise that can put that vision into practice, whether in the context of the church or the school.

It is my hope that the services and support provided by EdComm will equip teachers and schools in their mission to deliver biblically-based teaching and pastoral support for the students and families in their care.

The secular world, including those in our school communities and beyond, hear from many writers and speakers about motivation from within. Daniel H.

In the context of today’s knowledge society, the memorisation of facts and procedures by students is not enough for their success...

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