True Stories of Transformation from the Classroom

The theme of the 2009 EurECA Conference was 'How should Christians teach?' As preparation for the conference, every participant was asked to prepare in advance a short story from the classroom. This was to be a written description of a particular moment of teaching and learning in which personal transformation (of any kind, not only 'spiritual' in the narrow sense of the word) happened to the writer and/or others. During the conference workshop sessions, the participants were put into small groups to look at each other's stories and work together to write a commentary on each in the light of what the main speaker, David Smith, was sharing in the plenary sessions.

A selection from these stories (and commentaries where available) have been grouped together as shown below. To go directly to a group of stories, click on the title of the group.

WHEN I WAS A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON ...
Ágnes's Story
Bernadett's Story
Klári's Story
Naomi's Story
Robert H 's Story
Tibor's Story
Tim W's Story

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG TEACHER ...
Isabel P's Story
John M's Story
Livia's Story
Paul's Story
Roland's Story
Signe's Story
Stefan's Story
Susan's Story

TEACHING TEACHERS ...
Alison F's Story
Dana's Story
Margaret's First Story
Margaret's Second Story

THIS WAS A REAL 'AHA!' MOMENT ...
Barbara L's First Story
Barbara L's Second Story
Bryan's Story
Emilia's Story
Ingeborg's Story
Ross's Story
Silke's Story
Terry's Story
Vreni's Story
Wolfgang's First Story

RELATING TO AN INDIVIDUAL CHILD IN THE CLASS ...
Barbara R's Story
Daniel K's Story
Dessi's Story
Doris's Story
Isabel T's Story
Jukka's Story
Liviu's Story
Oksana's Story
Sally's Story
Sasha's Story
Wolfgang's Second Story
Wolfgang's Third Story

WORKING WITH TEACHING COLLEAGUES AND PARENTS ...
Anneke's Story
Caroline's Story
Matt's Story

THE LIVING BIBLE IN CLASSROOM LIFE ...
Barbara L's Third Story
Blaga's Story
Gerlinde's Story
Heike's Story
Piia's Story
Richard W's Story
Thesi's Story
Thomas's Story

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS ...
Alison W's Story
Bonnie's Story
Ioan's Story