6 episodes

Association of Christian Teachers' Executive Officer - Lizzie Harewood and guest speakers discuss relevent topics and issues to encourage you to live for Christ as you lead in the classroom.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

Association of Christian Teachers' Executive Officer - Lizzie Harewood and guest speakers discuss relevent topics and issues to encourage you to live for Christ as you lead in the classroom.

    Teaching History 'Christianly'

    Teaching History 'Christianly'

    The study of history is more than a collection of factual information like events, names and dates. History is a story, and it is a story that must be interpreted. The landscape of historical interpretation is ever-evolving, and differing cultural perspectives often compete to dominate the narrative. How do we, as Christian teachers, navigate this complex terrain while remaining true to a Biblical understanding and explanation of the world? 

    Join Lizzie in conversation with two current history teachers as we consider how we can bring glory to God in our classrooms.

    • 42 min
    A Pastoral Response to Gender Identity

    A Pastoral Response to Gender Identity

    In this episode, ACT's  Lizzie engages in a candid conversation with Andrew Bunt about the real-world challenges young people face regarding gender issues. They delve into topics such as rapid onset gender dysphoria and explore how Christian educators can respond to these issues in the classroom with pastoral care and a steadfast commitment to truth and grace.

    Tune in for an enlightening discussion that offers valuable insights for Christian teachers and anyone concerned about the well-being of our youth in today's complex world.

    Andrew is Emerging Generations director at Living Out, an organisation that encourages Christians, equips churches, and engages the world with God’s plan for sexuality and identity  He is the author of People Not Pronouns: Reflections on Transgender Experience (Grove Books) and Finding Your Best Identity: A Short Christian Introduction to Identity, Sexuality and Gender (IVP).

    • 43 min
    Teaching Science 'Christianly'

    Teaching Science 'Christianly'

    We discuss what it means to teach Science well as a Christian in this episode of our series 'Teaching Christianly'. Can a Christian teacher reconcile what some suggest are incompatible explanations of the world?

    Lizzie Harewood, ACT Executive Officer, is in discussion with Steph Bryant and Cathy Priest from The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

    http://www.faraday.cam.ac.uk/ 

    • 43 min
    The state of sex education in schools

    The state of sex education in schools

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    The state of sex education in schools
    Graphic lessons on oral sex, how to choke your partner safely, and the existence of 72 different genders. According to the Christian MP Miriam Cates, these are some of the things appearing in sex education classes up and down the country. According to her campaign, a radical progressive ideology has infiltrated sex and relationships education. In response to her lobbying, the prime minister said he would bring forward a review into sex education in schools, to ensure they are not teaching quote inappropriate or contested content. But is this really something to be worried about? What are children actually being taught about sex, gender and identity at school? Should Christian parents be joining any campaigns to supposedly de-wokify education, or is this all just a right-wing culture war talking point? Guests this week: - Nick Batt, youth and families worker at Christ Church Bromley - Julie Maxwell, community paediatrician and deputy director of Lovewise - Lizzie Harewood, executive officer of the Association of Christian Teachers

    • 53 min
    Teaching English Christianly

    Teaching English Christianly

    ACT's Executive Officer Lizzie Harewood discusses how to teach English Christianly with ACT Directors Nigel McQuoid and Sarah-Jane Bentley.

    Interested in being a member of ACT? Visit http://www.christian-teachers.org.uk

    • 53 min
    Stress, Burnout & The Bible

    Stress, Burnout & The Bible

    Join ACT's Lizzie Harewood, Helen Thorne (BCUK) and teacher Simon Coe whilst they dissect some of the issues surrounding teacher stress and burnout from a distinctly Biblical perspective.

    Interested in finding out more about ACT? Visit https://www.christian-teachers.org.uk/

    • 53 min

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