Month: March 2015

The 21st Century School Looks Radically Different, Yet the Same!

There are things about the successful Christian School that should never change: a commitment to Christ and a Biblical Worldview, outstanding teachers and leaders, families that invest in their child, and rigorous curriculum. However, there are some things that must change if we are to be relevant and successful in the way God defines it. …

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Education Savings Accounts

Education Savings Accounts - Do I want one?  Education savings accounts may be the best vehicle for supporting school choice. Take three minutes and watch this video from the Wall Street Journal to become better educated about ESAs as an opportunity to put educational responsibility back in the hands, heads, and hearts of parents.

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Leadership Lessons from a Hospital Room

I have been having many fun conversations about education recently, and have other blogs that I am working on entitled “NCLB Reauthorization and Private Schools”, “I Hate Homework”, and a follow-up to “Innovation and Digical Schools”. However, March 2015 is Multiple Myeloma Awareness month, and I thought I would share some leadership lessons from my …

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12 Changes Coming to the Future of Learning

Do you realize that the year 2025 is closer to us than 2004?  It seems to me we are still preparing students to be successful in the year 2004 or before.   We even fail if we prepare them for 2014.  Why don’t we, as much as we can, prepare them for the year 2025?  You …

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The Intermountain Christian Story: Culture Making II

To evaluate a school’s culture, one must first understand the essence or the way of being of the institution. Why do we do the things we do? What do our habits say about who we are and what we value? What practices have become entrenched in our school? In what ways have we become robot-like …

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Our Quest for Congruence, Part 2: Exciting Developments

A student centered learning movement is emerging in North American Christian education – this is a very exciting development! Now you might say, “Hasn’t Christian education always been about viewing students as image-bearers of God and being student centered?” I would contend, however, from my perspective as a recipient, participant, and observer of Christian education …

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Marketing Research: When is it Healthy to Compare?

I am a marketing researcher by profession and training. I have been conducting research and leading teams that do research for 20 years. Prior to that, I studied statistics and research methods and used what I learned (sometimes with difficulty) for my own research, not realizing that as a student in a political science graduate …

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Effective Christian Leadership: The Work of Leadership

In my first year as the head of a school, I was enthusiastic and organized, with big dreams and a plan that I was developing and implementing.  At first, though, I kept finding myself getting frustrated, because I would have seemingly constant interruptions that kept me from getting to the tasks that I needed to …

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