Classrooms as Grace-shaped Communities

This workshop/course acknowledges that deeper learning happens in relationship, and within community. It discusses the importance of shaping classroom communities and cultures that promote a shared vision for learning rather than a mindset of competitive individualism. It covers important issues like; relational awareness; nature of the teacher-student relationships; classroom language and liturgy; location of the responsibility for learning; motivation for learning; student engagement; grace-shaped models for classroom discipline, management, and welfare.


Participants will be able to:

  • passionately state the importance of relationship for learning flowing from a Christian worldview
  • understand the nature and characteristics of a learning community
  • define the nature of the teacher from a Christian posture
  • define the nature of the student from a Christian posture
  • appreciate the need for a teacher to have relational awareness
  • discuss the implications of learning mindsets
  • discuss the place of perseverance and grit in learning
  • critique the place of motivation to learn using external rewards
  • critique the place of competition with a learning community with a shared vision
  • explore who has the responsibility for learning to occur
  • explore models for effective classroom discipline
  • appreciate grace-shaped classroom culture, motivation, competition, responsibility, and discipline in the Christian school
  • Target audience: Teachers and teacher's aids

Addressed standards: 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

If you would like more information or are interested in attending the event, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Event date 26-07-2019
Tyndale Christian School
58 Douglas Road Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
Tyndale Christian School
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