Teaching, Coaching, Administrating…Synonyms?

Tim Van SoelenThe CACE Roundtable

Earlier this year, I had a unique opportunity to accompany my father-in-law (Dr. Len Rhoda) on a trip to Southern California, to Valley Christian High School in Cerritos where he and my mother-in-law (Lee) began their teaching and coaching careers. The purpose of this trip was to meet up with a team he coached to the 1967-68 CIF State Basketball … Read More

Taxes, Christmas and Christian Education

Tim Van SoelenThe CACE Roundtable

The recently passed tax reform seems to be crowding out Christmas. Instead of stories of acts of kindness that seem to be on the uptick this time of year (I just experienced a rather small but maybe significant one on an airplane where a person gave up his first class seat to one of our armed services personnel who was … Read More

Norm and Norms

Tim Van SoelenThe CACE Roundtable

If your television viewing history includes the eleven-year period from 1982 – 1993, you probably recall a sitcom titled Cheers. The show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals met to have a drink, relax and socialize. The refrain from the show’s theme song quickly became the tagline, Where Everybody Knows Your … Read More

What If We Called It Practice?

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“If the kids haven’t learned the concepts by the time they leave the classroom, the homework is pointless.” H.O.M.E.W.O.R.K = Half Of My Energy Wasted On Random Knowledge. “Homework – the teachers’ way to find out how smart parents are!” The recent articles, blogs, rants, and defenses of homework have definitely caused me to think deeply about what I assign … Read More

Meet New CACE Fellow David Urban

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CACE is very excited to announce that David Urban has joined the CACE Fellows. David comes to CACE with experience and expertise in enrollment management, marketing, and advancement. He has been “in the business” for over 20 years, most recently as the Chief Advancement Officer for Charlotte Christian School. David brings a number of best practices for schools to consider … Read More

Candles or Coals?

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This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine Let it shine, let it shine Don’t let Satan poof it out I’m gonna let it shine Don’t let Satan poof it out I’m gonna let it shine Don’t let … Read More

Meet the TfT Team

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CACE is excited to introduce our three newest TfT Fellows! Darryl DeBoer, Pat Kornelis, and Doug Monsma are joining the CACE team to take on the Teaching for Transformation project. Doug’s most recent work was as Director of Learning for The Prairie Centre for Christian Education where he oversaw the TfT development from initial beginnings to current form. Pat is … Read More

Amplifying Talent – Part II

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In Amplifying Talent – Part I we shared some of Dr. Carrie Leana’s recent research which challenges the current ideology on school reform. I hope that the phrase school reform is not an offensive one to you. Rather, I hope that you embrace this phrase and consider a slight modification. School re-form, the act of continuously finding innovative (simply defined … Read More

CACE Study: Lessons from Score Group 1

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Lessons that come easy are not lessons at all. They are gracious acts of luck. Yet lessons learned the hard way are lessons never forgotten (Don Williams, Jr.). In our recent webinar: CACE Study: Lessons from Score Group 1, the CACE Fellows and school leaders from Score Group 1 shared lessons learned in the areas of board governance and team … Read More