Scattering Seed in Teaching
Walking with Christ in the Field of Learning and Education
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Brian Pickerd's >Scattering Seed in Teaching is a work that profoundly connects the art of teaching to an instructor's spirituality, and his or her impact on the student beyond the lesson. . . . I encourage every teacher who 'believes' in something beyond the stated curriculum to read Mr. Pickerd's book."
--Robert W. Siegel, Jr., Principal, Valley View Elementary, Rockford Public Schools; author; adjunct professor, Graduate Leadership Studies, Grand Valley State University
"This is a gem of a book for teachers of all ages. Brian Pickerd is a storyteller who brings to life for us stories about students he has taught, colleagues he has worked with, and, most of all, his grandparents."
--John Shortt, Professorial Fellow in Christian Education, Liverpool Hope University
"Pickerd focuses on the importance of educators viewing their classrooms as mission fields, where students learn content and life competencies, to prepare them to become successful lifelong learners. Christian and secular educators alike will discover a rich teaching philosophy that is biblically based, from which the student and the institution will find success."
--Michael S. Shibler, Superintendent of Schools, Rockford Public Schools
"[Pickerd's] personal testimony of his upbringing reminds us that teaching is a personal profession, and the ways in which we touch the lives of our students have a lasting impact. This is an encouraging book that is certainly worth reading."
--Bee Bee Sng, author, independent lecturer in communications, writing skills, and research skills
"Brian Pickerd is a creative and committed teacher and a thoughtful Christian. In this engaging book he traces the threads that connect the two in a way that will help teachers live and teach wholly."
--David I. Smith, Director, Graduate Studies in Education; Director, Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin College