The Quintessential Curriculum

Many writers have described Aristotle’s fifth element as a kind of invisible light or fire. In the Middle Ages. The quinta essentia has evolved to stand for anything so perfect that it seems to surpass the limitations of earth. Today we generally use quintessential rather freely to describe just about anything that represents the best … Read more

Developing The Design Criteria For An Education Ministry That Is Culturally Agile And Inclusive

Understanding Cultural Diversity In Education In today’s globalized world, cultural diversity plays a pivotal role in shaping educational systems. Recognizing and appreciating cultural differences within the education ministry is essential for fostering an inclusive and culturally agile learning environment. Understanding cultural diversity entails acknowledging the unique perspectives, values, traditions, and languages of diverse student populations. … Read more

Creating Favorable Conditions For Social Learning

Understanding The Importance Of Social Learning In Education Social learning plays a crucial role in education, fostering an environment where students can learn from one another. Unlike traditional methods that rely solely on teacher-led instruction, social learning encourages collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. By engaging in group discussions and activities, students are exposed to … Read more

Seeking Common Ground

Developing Strategies for Diverse Groups Seeking Authentic Common Ground and Forging Consensus Understanding And Embracing Diversity: Building Bridges For Consensus In today’s increasingly interconnected and multicultural world, it is essential to develop strategies that enable diverse groups to find common ground and forge consensus. Understanding and embracing diversity is crucial in this process, as it … Read more

A Brief History Of Hydroponics

Ancient Origins: Early Hydroponic Systems The roots of hydroponics can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where early forms of this innovative farming technique were already being practiced. One notable example is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Constructed around 600 BCE, these lush gardens employed a … Read more

Tensions are Bubbling Up at Thirsty Farms

. . . foreign firms are “mining our natural resource to grow crops such as alfalfa … and they’re shipping it overseas back to their country where they’ve depleted their water source.” Gary Saiter, board chairman and general manager of the Wenden Domestic Water Improvement District, said utility records showed the surface-to-water depth at its headquarters … Read more

Friedrich Fröbel (1782–1852)

Best known for creating the concept of kindergarten or “garden of children,” Friedrich Fröbel held that improvement of infant education was a vital preliminary to comprehensive educational and social reform. The Baroness of Marenholtz-Bülow, carried his ideas to educators in England, France, and the Netherlands. Later they were adopted by other countries. In the United States, the Froebelian movement achieved … Read more

Falling Leaves

This parable is based on the 1912 movie Falling Leaves. It illustrates the conditions of effective prayer. Watch Video Voice-Over Transcript 0:00 This is a parable nested within a movie titled Falling Leaves. It was shown in theaters during 1912. 0:04 Our story opens with Winifred on the piano as she and her younger sister, … Read more