If God has called you to be a leader in a Christian school to educate this generation, your position in serving families requires a tremendous amount of faith and prayer, perseverance and dedication, discernment and diplomacy, and most of all, a true heart for children.People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Luke 18:15–17Your calling as an administrator, board member, or teacher to partner with parents in educating children according to the Bible is a mandate from the Word.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 6:4–7We want to help you teach children how to reason from Biblical principles for lifelong discipleship. Educating children to think like Christ brings the Gospel from this generation to the next. Your goal to train young people to serve Christ is the most important thing you can do! If our children learn to base all decisions on the Bible they will indeed become Christian leaders in their generation.Christian leadership is essential to preserving our nation’s liberty and our Christian heritage. What kind of Christian education truly inspires and equips students for Christian leadership? The Principle Approach® is a method of education that unlocks individual potential, forms Christian character, and teaches leadership. Principle Approach education is modeled after the Hebraic method of tutorial teaching found in Scripture and the early American colonial method of reasoning from the Bible. Students learn a providential view of history and find out what their unique calling is in His Story.It is our goal at the Foundation to perpetuate the Gospel by passing on the blueprint of liberty—Christianity—instilling God’s principles through a Biblical method of teaching. If liberty is lost, it is because Christianity’s light was first extinguished. Liberty is the fruit of Christianity and the key to preserving it is to teach that truth to the generations.As a leader in a Christian school, you can be a part of this exciting mission—you are already a part of the ministry to "train children the way they should go.” We desire to help you with your ministry by equipping you with the tools to disciple a generation who will be followers of Christ.
Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding; correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.
Noah Webster’s definition of education from the 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language
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The Principle Approach is a great way to teach, but it is an even better way to learn. I have become a student again, and my learning is rich and deep.
I must tell you that I am enjoying teaching using the Priciple Approach so much! It is so user friendly and guides the teacher rather than dictating.
S.L., homeschool mom
I’m new at incorporating the Principle Approach to our learning center curriculum. However, after 1 month of thorough study and one quarter of practical application, I already see the results I was expecting. It is my desire to encourage parents, teachers and administrators to look into the Principled Approach, a philosophy of education that truly inspires young people to learn God’s way.
I really valued reading the Homeschool Companion by Joni Harsh. Although I must admit, it still left me rather hungry for more! It was an excellent place to start.
The pieces previously missing in my instruction seemed to shine with a bright light. When I began to reason from cause to effect in my own teaching, I could then pass that along to my students. I began to start my teaching with higher level thinking rather than looking for a way to "tack” it on. My classroom continues to grow each day because of this experience. It launched me on a continual journey of discovering God’s truth in every aspect of every subject.
M.H., Principle Approach Educator