Feb 19, 2007
On Personality and Developmental Theory
No Quantum Learning without Quantum Teaching
08:28pm Feb 20, 2007
I had seen it in this context as well- dunno if it is related... doesn't
seem to be.
"Quantum Learning is an integrated school model designed to initiate
change, enhance teacher capacity, and increase student achievement.
A primary goal of the model is to create school environments that are
engaging and dynamic. Components of the model focus on leadership, researched-based
teaching methods, cognitive psychology, learning and life skills, parent
and community involvement, and school improvement through evaluation.
The model seeks to make content more meaningful and relevant to students
lives. Quantum Learning is based on three core beliefs: (1) all people
can learn; (2) people learn differently; and (3) learning is effective
when it is engaging and challenging.
Quantum Learning is based on Eight Keys of Excellence and the Tenets
of Learning. The Tenets include: Everything Speaks, Everything is On
Purpose, Experience Before Label, Acknowledge Every Effort, and If Its
Worth Learning, Its Worth Celebrating. A set of policies, agreements,
procedures, and rules guide school governance and support QL practice."
Now for a recommendation: I have been devouring Roy Zuck's Teaching
as Jesus Taught. I meant to do a scan in preparation for writing the
paper and was taken in by it. I am the type who spent weeks several
years ago categorizing Jesus' questions and commands by Greek tense.
If I I had this book I would have saved a lot of time.
More importantly Dr. Zuck's book is a magnum opus in regard to the quantum
teaching of Jesus. It points out in incredible and exhaustive detail
the many ways in which Jesus engaged students and engendered learning
while revealing the multifaceted and multilayered endeavor of disipleship.
This is the best thing I have read though it quotes liberally from some
of the other books I had previously read on the subject. Great indices
04:28pm Feb 22, 2007 EST
Phillips Brooks said "The true way to be humble is not to stoop
till thou art smaller than thyself, but to stand at thy real height
against some higher nature that will show thee what the real smallness
of thy greatness is." We get to stand up against the holiness of
God in Christ Jesus. I once heard Swindoll say that the true measure
of how you are doing on building a servant heart is to see how you react
when you get treated like a servant. I've failed that test royally on
There's a sense that God alone can teach humilty. He has both the means
and the love for us to effect this (Hebrews 12). The lack of humility
would have been a disqualification for Christian service in Augustine's
eyes. Maybe we ought to take that seriously today. If we are not humble,
God will be pleased to humiliate us. Or cast us out.
Lack of humility is what I call a sin-cluster- Pride, Self-Absorption,
Self-Centeredness, Conceit, Hubris, Arrogance, Haughtiness. It's got
to be an intentional thing we slay as we are putting off the old man
daily.I think that is important to us especially unless we want to come
out of this PhD endeavor smelling like seminary and thus become worthless
I think the best way to teach humility, if it is possible at all, is
to make frequent contact with the humble, the least of these. Even people
who don't look or smell or act like we do. Or to see what God is doing
in prisons or soup kitchens or AIDS clinics. I remember a little black
lady that worked at the sheltered workshop Earnie was supervisor for
at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. If you asked her how she was,
she would tell you how blessed she was and how she loved Jesus. I think
of her often.
04:07pm Feb 22, 2007 EST -
I keep finding my way back to Doug Groothuis' blog so I thought I would
pass along the link for anyone interested- his letter to the Chronicle
appeared on the site recently..
07:37pm Feb 21, 2007 EST -
The ultrasound this AM was negative- so the good news is I have a healthy
gallbladder, pancreas, liver and kidneys. The bad news is I'm left with
a "mystery attack". My doctor in Indy released me to come
home and pursue double endoscopies to try to determine what could have
caused this. I am at home now and resting somewhat comfortably. Please
continue to pray for grace for me as I am not a patient patient.
Please pray for my good friend who just learned his cancer has spread
to his other parts of his body after several surgeries that has left
his face disfigured. Here's a quote from him on this that I post in
the midst of our own prayers. I am so blessed to have friends like him.
"I am not over this yet but I will continue the fight and have
heaven with my requests and am quite at peace knowing the God of all
knows my beginning from my end, and I am convinced that He will not
fall from his Everlasting Arms. What a wonderful God we serve. "
Amen and amen.
The A&F Top 100
The 2004 Arts & Faith Top100 Spiritually Significant Films are listed
(with its year of release and the name of the director) in alphabetical
order below. You can also find the list at the A&F website, where
you can learn more about the films and join in on the discussion.
CT top 50,
And CTs top 50 books that have influenced evangelicals
Thinking IS spiritual warfare. The Battle for
the Mind is alive and well. A. W. Tozer: "The things you read will
fashion you by slowly conditioning your mind."
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he
Find the top ten of everything here
C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity
2.Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship
3.Karl Barth Church Dogmatics
4.J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
5.John Howard Yoder The Politics of Jesus
6.G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy
7.Thomas Merton The Seven Storey Mountain
8.Richard Foster Celebration of Discipline
9.Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest
10.Reinhold Niebuhr Moral Man and Immoral Society
And youve probably see the Myers-Briggs Prayers, right?
* ENFJ: God, help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest.
Do you mind putting that in Writing?
* ENFP: God, help me to keep my mind on one th-Look a bird!-ing at a
* ENTJ: Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwhatIdoAmen.
* ENTP: Lord, help me follow established procedures today. On second
thought, I'll settle for a few minutes.
* ESFJ: God, help me have patience, and I mean right NOW!
* ESFP: God help me to take things more seriously, especially parties
* ESTJ: God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if you need
some help, just ask!
* ESTP: God, help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even
though they're usually NOT my fault.
* INFJ: Lord, help me to not be a perfectionist. (Did I spell that correctly?)
* INFP: God, help me to finish everything I sta__
* INTJ: Lord, keep me open to other's ideas, WRONG though they may be.
* INTP: Lord, help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.
* ISFJ: Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY
* ISFP: Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don't mind my
* ISTJ: Lord, help me relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow
at 11:41.23 a.m. EST.
* ISTP: God, help me to consider other people's feelings, even if most
of them ARE hypersensitive.