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The Dock List is a selection of recordings for teachers, administrators, board members, parents, and pastors serving in Anabaptist education. Recordings are courtesy of CASBI, Christian Light, Faith Builders, and other conservative Anabaptist organizations. More recordings are available at thedockforlearning.org.

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The Dock List is a selection of recordings for teachers, administrators, board members, parents, and pastors serving in Anabaptist education. Recordings are courtesy of CASBI, Christian Light, Faith Builders, and other conservative Anabaptist organizations. More recordings are available at thedockforlearning.org.

    Types of Teachers

    Types of Teachers

    What type of teacher are you? The “Trying to Be Cool” teacher? The “Important Authority Figure”? In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking talk, Jeff Swanson caricatures some common teacher types and encourages teachers to grow toward personal and professional maturity.















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    • 14 min
    Conflict Resolution

    Conflict Resolution

    How should a teacher respond when a student challenges their authority in front of the class? What should a teacher do when they realized they’ve handled a situation poorly? Drawing on stories from his career, Jeff demonstrates how to respond to classroom conflict with confidence, tact, and humility.















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    • 7 min
    Why Do I Need to Learn This?

    Why Do I Need to Learn This?

    When faced with a difficult concept or task, students often ask, Why do we have to learn this?

    What is behind this familiar and frustrating response? In most cases, John Mark suggests, the question signals confusion or a lack of stimulation. More important than giving students the right answer is giving them clear instruction while cultivating the virtue of curiosity.





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    • 16 min
    Breathing Life into History

    Breathing Life into History

    History is a lively story full of original characters, interesting places, and surprising plot twists. But history class tends to reduce it to a lifeless assortment of facts and dates. How can we resuscitate history for our students? Lyndon recommends seven tactics, beginning with telling a good story.









     







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    • 13 min
    Introduction to Diverse Learners: Trauma

    Introduction to Diverse Learners: Trauma

    Not all learning disabilities are internal or genetic. Traumatic experiences like neglect, violence, or injury can physically alter a child’s brain, making it difficult for to behave and learn normally. In this fifth and final installment of the diverse learners series, Becky describes how trauma works and how teachers can make their classrooms feel safe to students scarred by trauma.





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    • 16 min
    Introduction to Diverse Learners: Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Introduction to Diverse Learners: Autism Spectrum Disorder

    In this installment of the diverse learners series, Becky gets into the complex world of autism—what it is, how it manifests, and how to address challenging behaviors caused by autism. Ultimately, Becky calls teachers to cultivate a classroom environment in which all students can thrive, including those on the autism spectrum, and to model Christlike love and sensitivity toward those with unique challenges.





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    • 11 min

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