by Dr. John Van Dyk, Professor of Education
Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
Paperback, 217 pages, published by Dordt Press
It does not take long for the rookie to realize that everything learned in the teacher education program has to be relearned in the day-to-day practice of teaching children. Suddenly all that stuff about philosophy of education, classroom management, child development, learning theories, and lesson planning takes on new and urgent meaning. Suddenly it becomes very clear that there is still so much more to learn.
Teaching Christianly may well be the hardest job in the universe.