Creating Connections: The Launch of Social Inclusion at South Christian

The following is the second excerpt from our new eBook, “Creating Connections: Social Inclusion for High Schools” by Ellie Van Keulen. This eBook contains resources, encouragement, and the story of South Christian’s social inclusion program. You can purchase the 43-page, downloadable eBook . . .

Creating Connections: the Beginnings

The following is an excerpt from our new eBook, “Creating Connections: Social Inclusion for High Schools” by Ellie Van Keulen. This eBook contains resources, encouragement, and the story of South Christian’s social inclusion program. You can purchase the 43-page, downloadable . . .

Committed to Welcoming Malorie

“From the moment we met Malorie last spring, we felt strongly that she needed to be at our school and we would figure out a way to make it happen–regardless of her needs,” said Megan Willink, NorthPointe Christian Middle School . . .

Understanding Neurodiversity and Its Impact on Disability Perceptions

An understanding of Neurodiversity has the potential to shift our perceptions of disability. Before being coined in the late 1990’s, differences in the way brains developed and functioned were referred to generally as neurological differences  These differences implied uniquely occurring . . .

Best Practice for Serving Advanced Middle School Students

As someone who is invested in online education and blended learning, my ears perk up whenever I hear about an online school or program for students, particularly one that’s geared toward middle school  students. It seems that every year there . . .

10 Tips for Church School Classroom Management

Perhaps you’ve had a student like Aiden in your Church School or other ministry class. A young and energetic boy, Aiden was constantly interrupting his class with, “Teacher, teacher!” He began to dominate the classroom with his frequent talking and . . .

Celebrating Pierce’s Gifts: A Blessed Partnership

You need to walk quickly to keep up with Pierce. He’s one of West Side Christian School’s (Grand Rapids, MI) hardest workers, and one of the fastest. When he and Reuben Van Til, West Side Christian’s custodian, get together, it’s all business… and . . .

Social Inclusion for All at South Christian High School

High school lunchtime can be an intimidating atmosphere, filled with uncertain social norms and expectations, depending on your grade level and social status. However, a step into the lunch hour at South Christian High School (Grand Rapids, MI) is bustling . . .