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The Edgerton School System

The time is 8:30 on a cold wintery morning.  The school buses have been out for over two hours picking up the children from the area surrounding Edgerton, Minnesota.  They now deposit their precious cargo at the various schools in the town.  The last deposit is at the Free Christian School.  It is small, twenty-eight […]

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Musical Development of the Child

Teaching through playing is not substitute for the patient, rigorous individual training that must go on if a child is to become a competent instrumentalist. So many learning processes and so many delicate and complex coordinations are involved in the first piano lesson that it is little wonder that children soon become discouraged.  If, however, […]

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Degrading the Grades

One common purpose in any educational system of all teachers, Christian and non-Christian, is to educate each person to his fullest capacity, helping him to develop to the fullest extent of his potential: the teacher always guiding stimulating, and challenging his potential. Notice, this purpose is to develop his, that is, each particular child’s potential. […]

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Know Thyself?

Parents are subjective about their child.  The child is a part of themselves; an extension of themselves into the future.  This subjective viewpoint prevents parents from seeing some aspects of their child’s individuality.  They see what they would like others to see in themselves.  It is difficult for them to try to see their child […]

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Adam and Eve

Exactly what was the nature of the sin of our first parents?  Eve first sinned when she disobeyed God’s unspoken command that she love God and Adam.  She disobeyed God when she refused to call Adam to rebuke the tempter.  By refusing to call was that she became immediately a creature of darkness, totally depraved, […]

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Positive Direction

Punish your children when they continue in wrong doing.  Punish them even though it hurts you more than it does them.  Do not try to hide the pain in your heart when you do it.  Punish them thoroughly, finish it, do not stop short no matter how you dislike doing it.  And now you are […]

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Teaching – A Calling

Teaching is a privilege entrusted to many people of God.  Parents are called by God to instruct their children in the home.  This instruction begins at birth and continues to adulthood.  This is a task which cannot be done in their own strength, but only through grace and prayer.  Oh, too often we see the […]

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Teaching Patriotism

You may wonder, how does one teach patriotism or can patriotism be taught?  Are not the citizens of the country naturally loyal and patriotic to their own country?  Don’t children, growing up in a country, become loyal to their native land?  It seems to be a human characteristic that a person is loyal to the […]

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Professional Ethics in Education

This is March 1960. March is a most important month for the professional educator.  It is customary for school boards during this month to tender contracts to teachers employed to the different schools of our nation.  School boards and teachers must then make definite decisions.  The school board must consider the problem of staffing its […]

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