Meet the Teacher: David Landon
What is your name? David Landon
What do you teach? 8th Grade Civics and PA History, 9th Grade Rudiments of America’s Christian History, 10th Grade World History, Honors World History, and 12th grade Church History.
How many years have you taught at Dayspring? The 2018-2019 school year is my second year at Dayspring.
What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach? Biblical principles are integrated into every discipline of life.
What do you see in your students that is most encouraging? I love it when I see my students excited to learn and grow.
Why do you love teaching at Dayspring? The faculty and administration are passionate about pointing students to Christ. They are supporting, gracious and always willing to help new faculty members develop.
How do you teach a biblical worldview in your classroom? Decisions change the course of history, and yet God is still providentially working out His will and way. I have an opportunity on a daily basis to ask students how choices have consequences. Did Biblical thinking take place? What is a life application for a Christian today?
What do you think most students appreciate about your class? I would hope that my students know I have a sincere desire to develop skills that enable them to think critically and assess different views carefully.
What is unique about you, your talents, or interests that you bring to the classroom? I like music. So, we will often listen to a song that ties in with our subject area. (Although this year’s 9th grade class has adopted “Country Roads” by John Denver. What that has to do with the Pilgrims, I have no idea other than we will probably be singing it on the road trip up to Massachusetts.)
What have you seen in your students over the years that has touched your heart the most? I had an 8th grader last year write me a note and thank me for all the interesting things that took place in class including the “Men Who Made America,” “MacGyver” and “Dot and the Kangaroo.”
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