What is Teaching Redemptively?
– It’s a blog: an account of the ongoing journey of a small group of educators/friends who worked at an equally small Christian school for several years. Along the way, we began to write about what we were learning.
– It’s a book by Donovan Graham, the professor of education at Covenant College whose writings and perspective on Grace-based education had a profound effect on our teaching and learning.
– It’s an outlook on classroom education, curriculum design, and disciplinary structure — one that recognizes how everything we do as part of the educational process, including the structures of our schools and rules, either preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ or works against it by training students in legalism
Not all contributors are properly credited yet – we migrated this blog from an older site and WordPress does not allow us to offer attribution to some of our authors who are not WP users. We’re working to amend the posts to show correct authorship.
Authors of the blog posts include Dennis Bills, Jack Knipe, Katie Moretz, Coart Ramey, Lori Ramey, and Debbie Smith. At the time most of us were writing, we represented one headmaster, 5 middle school teachers, 4 high school teachers, and a couple youth group workers. Our subject fields include foreign languages & linguistics, English language and literature, history, Bible and religion, science, Latin, and logic.
Our school still exists though we have all moved into other areas of education, primarily higher ed. Four of us hold master of education degrees from Covenant College, and most of those focus on Integrated Curriculum and Instruction. Two among us have nearly completed PhDs in education (International Education and Social Foundations of Ed) and a third has completed a D.Min degree.
Lori Ramey continues to be the primary writer for the blog, though she sincerely hopes her colleagues will pick up their writing again.
Anytime two or three are gathered, especially around beer or wine or coffee, the conversation turns to education and our roots – no matter how far we may roam from the small classrooms in South Carolina – remain firmly planted in Grace-based education.