The Laborer Deserves Her Wages

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Analyzing data from association surveys nonprofit tax forms, salaries of women in Christian education are compared to salaries of men in Christian education. The data is strong, but what are the implications for us?

Lessons Confirmed from 2020

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This blog is inspired by my great friend, Joel Gaines, who wrote a Converge blog “Three Lessons I Can’t Unlearn from 2020.” If you haven’t read his thoughts, I would highly encourage you to; however, this blog is not a follow-up to Joel’s, but inspired as I am more convinced of things, I’ve written about in the past as we … Read More

Reflecting on 2020, Working Toward Better in 2021

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2020-2021

Through our strategic planning, data analysis, professional learning groups, and blog posts, CACE supported Christian school leaders through the challenges of 2020. The most read blogs from last year focused on three themes: COVID response, improving teaching and learning, and diversity.

Disruption, Disorientation, Disequilibrium… Now What?

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As we find ourselves in one of the most challenging times in modern history, nearly all our professional focus is on ensuring continuity of student learning and school operations. But the present crisis also presents educators an opportunity for us to learn as well. If we’re not intentional­­, what opportunities to learn might we be sacrificing?

Seven MindShift Principles for Christian Education

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Mindshift

MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education features insights from 17 authors on how Christian schools can provide a more deeply and authentically Christian education, reach our neighbors with Christ’s story of love and hope, and catalyze the growth of the Church and the Kingdom into the future. After its release, some of the authors worked together to develop seven principles for Christian educators. Which ones resonate in your experience?

Expand Your World – January 2020

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Many of us in America are closely watching the presidential campaigns. On January 14 was the last Democratic presidential debates before the primaries, and it can be difficult to determine whom to vote for in the primaries or general elections. However, we know that in Education, local and state elections often have more of an impact on our schools than … Read More

Innovation Reflections from the 2010s

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Coming off tandem bone-marrow transplants in my fight against multiple myeloma, I entered 2010 defeated and uncertain about my future. Nine years later, as I trekked through Iceland this past summer (video), I spent many hours reflecting on both my personal life and professional work. From my perspective, the 2010s will be remembered as a pivotal time for us in … Read More

School Impossible: Three Principles for Turnarounds

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Happy summer, and I hope that you have some time to rest and relax. My encouragement this summer is to take some serious time-off and to actually do nothing, as recommended by this Forbes article. This wisdom resonates with me because of the inundation of stimuli that typically competes for my attention, especially because of my fondness of Twitter and … Read More