The CACE Roundtable

An ongoing discussion of Christian education with CACE fellows and director Tim Van Soelen.

We’ve Got to Talk the Walk: Intentionally Supporting Women in Christian School Leadership

May 22, 2018

I was stunned. There she sat—an intelligent, energetic, Christ­centered young faculty member—and her question to me, the (also female) assistant headmaster at her Christian school, was whether or not our leadership team values and supports women in leadership. We were having an in-depth conversation about our institution’s mission and vision,… Read more

Women in Educational Leadership: Challenges and Supports

May 17, 2018

  If one discovered an untapped source of gifted leadership for schools and organizations, it would be inexcusable not to share that with the educational community. Yet there is such a source, in gifted women leaders. Currently there is a scarcity of female leadership in Christian education. All leadership is… Read more

Blessing the Culture for Good

May 14, 2018

When you are asked the question, “Why Christian school?”, what is your reply? Do you perhaps point to the biblical imperative that parents should teach their children the faith, or perhaps you cite the sociological evidence that subcultures are effective at reproducing religious faith? Maybe you argue that Christian schools… Read more

The Teachers’ Lounge

By teachers, for teachers about teaching.

No More Crappy Homework

April 10, 2018

In his blog, “No More Crappy Homework,” David Mulder poses a question to his readers wondering if homework is worthwhile. He concludes: In some cases, yes. But in other cases…I would say it’s probably crappy homework, the kind I assigned to my middle school students 15 years ago. I am… Read more

Do Sweat the Small Stuff

January 4, 2018

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men… (Colossians 3:23) Thank God for singing cosmic rhythms into the steady beat of time! He fills our waiting hearts with hope-inspired imagination of how things might be different each new day, week,… Read more

For the Love of…

November 28, 2017

For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10) “If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t… Read more

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