During this Lenten season, I have been . . . trying to pay attention to the divine presence and what my role is in God’s plan to bring all things together in Christ. How do we actually experience God’s presence beyond an intellectual affirmation?
As we emerge from the chaos that has been the Covid-19 pandemic, I am hearing a lot of messages and concern about learning loss. And with new government funding in the form of EANS funds and other Covid-19 related grants, schools are being encouraged to explore all kinds of options for addressing the ‘learning loss’ impacts of the pandemic. Leaders … Read More
Axios founder Jim VandeHei built his nimble, voracious media channel on five words: get the big things right. My mind immediately recalled VanderHei’s mantra when Drs. Smith and Lepine asked me to write a follow-up to their foundational blogpost, “Keeping a Kingdom Mindset.” How do transformational leaders get (and keep) the big things right? Big Thing #1: Posture In both … Read More
For our athletic programs, there is little evidence about who we are, what we do, why we do it, and for whom do we do it—questions that a school’s mission statement should answer. Helping schools tell the story of why high school sports are mission-centric is why CACE developed the Coaching for Transformation framework.
As we reflect on the 4th annual Deeper Learning gathering of Christian/faith-based schools, we are grateful for the “real work for real people” being done all around the world. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there are around 32,000 faith-based schools just in the United States, educating more than 3 million students. We rejoice in being part of … Read More
In their “More Than a School” video series, Hope Academy is seeking to spotlight the things that make them truly unique, through the voices of people who make Hope special. In this episode, Mr. Choi unpacks the ways they help students learn how to think as we shape hearts, minds, and affections through classical, Christ-centered education.
Last year I was visiting a beautiful new school building (that’s you, Minnehaha), a facility rebuilt after a horrific explosion that destroyed much of the former campus. The staff spent countless hours with architects and builders to imagine the new space. Walking into a place that has been so thoughtfully imagined, so intentionally designed, so intimately prepared felt like a … Read More
In 2020, we mourned the passing of Christian education legend, Martin Hanscamp. Martin’s contributions to Christian education have been monumental. His words held people captive at conferences, around dinner tables, and in one-on-one conversations. He was confident in what he knew and clever in articulation.