Having permission to drive your own advancement gives a gentle nudge to think beyond the current circumstances or one’s current position and reflect on the skills and abilities that God has given you. Once an honest self-assessment is completed, a person can consider how to apply these abilities to the challenges facing the school.
Effective change management requires that leaders throttle the rate of change for all stakeholders. Particularly during the recent pandemic, leaders have had to reduce or streamline long-term desired changes in order to make space for the changes necessary right now.
In the second part of “Guiding the Throttle of Change”, Ellen Barrett and Mark Dixon explain how you must slow down to go fast.
We are living in a time of rapid and forced educational change. In our role as school leaders, our passion for our product is what prompts us to identify changes needed in our schools. However, leaders do not always reflect on the distinct process that healthy change requires, particularly when circumstances force expeditious change. School leaders are faced with this … Read More
We hope that you enjoyed our series, The Many Roads to Christian Deeper Learning. We are inspired by the variety of partnerships Christian schools have developed to support their mission. Though we featured six approaches, we are aware that additional models are used by faith-based schools to engage students in kingdom life. We also recognize that some Christian schools have … Read More
What makes technology unique is that it intimidates some school leaders who believe themselves to be incompetent, are afraid to vulnerably learn, and prefer to leave this instruction in the hands of the technology expert. But this year proved that if leaders are going to lead, they need to understand their school’s technology and its capabilities.
Do we want diverse and inclusive schools? Absolutely. All of us who teach, lead, or chose faith-based schools for our children have good work to do in this space. Getting there is going to be a long process. It is challenging to do difficult work in a society obsessed with the immediate. Let us not grow weary.