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Nov 13, 2018

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The Word and the Image: The Importance of Reading

The Word and the Image: The Importance of Reading   For this post, we return to Veith’s book Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature. Throughout Chapter 1, Veith emphasizes that the Word of God and reading are foundational ..

Nov 1, 2018

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Making of the Video “Why Teach?”

From time to time, the TED Committee has considered putting together professional videos to help explain who the Federation is, why teaching is great profession, and information for prospective teachers about the interview  and hiring process. Rubber finally hit the ..

Jun 7, 2018

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Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature

Posted in : Blog, Book Reviews, Education, Homepage on by : Michael Vander Veen

As Faith Christian School began its first year of high school with 9th graders, one course I was asked to teach was English. One of the first things I did was reach out to some of my high school English ..

Apr 10, 2018

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March 2018 Hope Highlights

Posted in : Blog, Education, Homepage, Newsletter on by : Michael Vander Veen

We’ve added the spring issue of the Hope Highlights to the Newsletter page. You can follow the link to it here. Some of the highlights to note: Mr. Ron Koole pens an interesting article about Hope’s and his experience with ..

Feb 2, 2018

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Police Restraint and Attack Dogs

Have you ever felt like you’ve been snowed under? I had a moment like that this summer. For years I have used the famous Civil Rights movement photograph taken by Bill Hudson and used it as a teaching point. This ..

Sep 13, 2017

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Support for Our Schools

“Physical support for our schools requires more than money; it also demands personal involvement and a great deal of time. Men and women who have a love for their school will spend countless hours working on the school’s behalf. Much of this ..

Sep 6, 2017

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Why Christian Education?

Posted in : Blog, Homepage on by : Michael Vander Veen

“Thankful for our Christian schools”. As parents post pictures of their children heading off for the first day of school on various social media sites, they often add this previous phrase. Parent do this because they understand the value of ..

Aug 15, 2017

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True in 1999…Still Pertinent Today

Posted in : Blog, Education, Homepage on by : Michael Vander Veen

As we approach the beginning of another school year in a few weeks, some timely reminders and encouragement would serve parents, teachers, and students well. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll post some articles about going back to school ..

May 5, 2017

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Visit to a Multi-grade Classroom

Have you ever wondered how a multi-grade classroom operates and what it looks like? Wait no longer. With his gifted ability to put pen to paper, Mr. Fred Hanko, principal and 6th-8th teacher at Covenant Christian School in Lynden, Washington, ..

Sep 16, 2016

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Recommendations – History & Principles of Reformed Education Course

This winter, the Federation has once again hired Prof. R. Dykstra to teach the History and Principles of Reformed Education Course. This course typically is offered every other year and is of great benefit for all teachers; past, present, and ..