Making Transition Education G6 12

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Making Transition Education G6 12

  1. 1. Making the Transition G6-12 (A Christian perspective)
  2. 2. Questions How is junior high different from elementary school? What is education for? How to do well in junior high and high school? Do you know that adolescence is the period of physical, psychological and social transition between childhood and adulthood? What are typical traits of teenagers (someone in adolescence)? Who can help you? Why is the Lord important for teenagers?
  3. 3. Adolescent Brain Development ⎯ Work in Progress sensation and perception and integrating sensory input (visual) emotional control and personality visual perception system “Executive suite” planning, prioritizing, dendrites problem-solving, neuron risk and reward, synapse axon self-evaluation, (connection) regulation of emotion, and related tasks hearing, speech, vision, memory, integrating sensory personality, emotional behavior perception, coordination and motor control
  4. 4. The Major Task of Adolescence Is to Become ‘Your Whole Person' environment body soul spirit People Flesh Event Will Mind Process Act Conscience Choose Intuition Think Property Fellowship Emotion Feel And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
  5. 5. New Environment New, larger, more impersonal school setting Increased school size, dealing with many more peers and older children Many new and different teachers Variety of different classes and departments • English • Fine and applied arts • Foreign language • Mathematics • Physical education • Science • Social Science • Special programs Tracking or ability grouping: placing students into different groups within a school, based on academic abilities New set of grading criteria, increased rigor in grading, increased academics competition
  6. 6. Local School District Example: Fremont Unified School District, Fremont, California About 2,400 6th graders in Fremont, 479,000 in California, and 4,408,000 in U.S.
  7. 7. Adolescence (body) Changing hormonal levels Rapid physical development Developing connections between neurons affecting emotional, physical and mental abilities Brain and behavior are changing in parallel. Could be inconsistent in controlling emotions, impulses, and judgments losing one’s temper arguing with adults actively defying requests refusing to follow rules deliberately annoying other people blaming others for one's own mistakes or misbehavior being touchy, easily annoyed or angered, resentful, spiteful, or vindictive
  8. 8. Challenges (soul) So many things in the popular culture to keep self occupied Peer relations Self-esteem, self-awareness, self-ratings Increase independence from parents or guardians Natural urges to become a part of the school environment: signing on to clubs, athletics, and student body Learn from lessons of experience to be socially responsible Increasing academic standards and competition Time management with strategies on how to deal with the additional workload Strategizing, re-figuring how to go about learning and performing Begin to think along the lines of future goals: where will you go after high school
  9. 9. Comforter (spirit) But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and remind you of all things which I have said to you. John 14:26 But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord our of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin. 1 John 1:7
  10. 10. Education and Training Education provides young people with knowledge and life skills and sets them up for lifelong learning for careers Definitions: A job is a work role with a specific organization An occupation is a wide category of jobs with similar characteristics A career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge and experiences. It is the total of all events and relationships in our lives: family, friends, education, work, and leisure activities. Training is the education, instruction, or discipline of a person that is being made competent in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
  11. 11. The Spiritual Perspective of Education and Training 1. There is not one job or occupation that is without hardship. Man must endure sorrow (pain), sweat, and labor to make a living during his entire life. [Genesis 3:19; Hebrews 2:10]. 2. Man needs to simplify his living and keep a noble and good heart not fashioned according to this age. [Luke 8:4- 18; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 3:8; Hebrews 13:5] 3. Live Christ for the church life and God will bless you in all your produce and in all your undertakings. Give as you are able, according to the blessing of the Lord which He has given you. [Deuteronomy 16:13-17; Romans 12:13]
  12. 12. The Spiritual Perspective of Education and Training 4. Exercise yourselves while you are young to build up a good character that is useful to the Lord as a vessel upon honor with transformed humanity (characters) to shine as luminaries in the world and preserve you from defiling things and relationships. [Romans 9:21; 2 Corinthians 2:9; Ephesians 1:4; Philippians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:7] 5. Pursue the growth in life by maintaining your fellowship with the Lord, calling on the Lord, loving Him, spending time with Him, enjoying Him, and consecrating to Him. Do not be anxious for your life but experience the unsearchable riches of Christ in whatever you do. [Matthew 6:25; John 14:28; Acts 2:21; 1 Corinthians 10:23; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Ephesians 3:8; Philippians 4:4, 11-13; Colossians 2:2]
  13. 13. The Spiritual Perspective of Education and Training 6. Be equipped with the truth through the pray-reading of the Word and the ministry. Train your mind to cooperate with your spirit. [1 Corinthians 14:15; Ephesians 4:23] 7. Endeavor to receive the highest education and training you can attain. Study diligently, not for yourselves, but for the Lord. Furthermore, God often uses the experiences to shape your characters and develop your skills for His good works. (Examples of Moses [Acts 7:22], Daniel [Daniel 1:1-9], David [1 Samuel 16:11, 18], Hiram [2 Chronicles 2:13-14], Paul [Acts 22:3], etc.)
  14. 14. Vessels Upon Honor Acts 7:22 And Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in his words and works. Daniel 1:4, 9 Children in whom was no defect, who were good in appearance, who showed insight in all wisdom, understanding in knowledge, and apprehension in thought, and in whom was the ability to stand in the king’s palace. And he told him to teach them the learning and language of the Chaldeans… And God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the leader of the eunuchs. Acts 22:3 I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but brought up in this city and trained at the feet of Gamaliel, according to the strictness of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, even as you all are today.
  15. 15. Vessels Upon Honor 1 Samuel 16:11, 18 Then Samuel said to Jesse, Are these all the young men you have? And he said, There is still the youngest, but he is now tending the sheep. And Samuel said to Jesse, Send for him, and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here… And one of the attendants answered and said, I have just seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skilled in playing (the lyre) and a mighty man of valor and a man of war and prudent in speech and of good presence, and Jehovah is with him.
  16. 16. Vessels Upon Honor 2 Chronicles 2:13-14 And now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, Huram-abi, The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, whose father is a man of Tyre, who knows how to work in gold and in silver and in bronze and in iron, in stones and in wood, in purple, in blue cloth, and in fine linen and in crimson cloth and who knows how to make all kinds of engraving, and to fashion any design which is given to him, to work with your skillful men and the skillful men of my lord David your father.
  17. 17. Vessels Upon Honor Exodus 31:1-6 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom and with understanding and with knowledge and with all kinds of workmanship, To fashion skillful designs, to work in gold and in silver and in bronze, And in the cutting of stones for setting and in the carving of wood, to work in all kinds of workmanship. And now, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all who are wise in heart I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you..
  18. 18. The Spiritual Perspective of Education and Training 8. Be perfected unto the work of the ministry, unto the building up the Body of Christ, to hasten the Lord’s return. [Ephesians 4:7, 11-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 23] 9. Preach gospel for a testimony to all the nations. [Matthew 4:19, 24:14, 28:19; Acts 8:12; 1 Timothy 3:16] 10. Know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. [Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 13:14]
  19. 19. Consecration How do you realize that the Lord lives in you and you also live with Him? "O Lord Jesus, I love You! Thank You that You became a man to die for my sins. Thank You that in resurrection, You became the life-giving Spirit. Lord Jesus, come into me! Free me from religion and fill me with real life and freedom. Bring me into the full experience of all that You are. Lord Jesus, thank You for saving me! From this moment on, fill me with Yourself every day of my life."

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