The CACE Roundtable

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

Celebration of a Leader

October 23, 2018

With the resource of the Internet and other media outlets, there is no shortage of materials about Christian leadership. Instead of writing another article about this topic, I thought it might be helpful to write about a man who modeled what it means to be a strong Christian leader. We… Read more

Two Stars and A Wish…

October 9, 2018

I hope it is OK for me to dedicate this blog to one of the original thought leaders in the biblical framework for teaching that we call Teaching for Transformation or TfT. As some of you may know, CACE has been partnering with the Prairie Centre for Christian Education (PCCE)… Read more

Christian School Mission Statements

October 3, 2018

Developing a Mission and Vision statement is a task that every Christian School has engaged in at one time or perhaps, multiple times throughout their history. A lot is asked of Christian school mission statements. They must sell the school to prospective families and donors alike, rally the community in… Read more

The Teachers’ Lounge

By teachers, for teachers about teaching.

Schools That Change Lives

September 12, 2018

What does this diagram represent?   What about this one? If you got the first one, you probably got the second one. I’m not sure where I first saw these diagrams, but they come to mind when I think about the power a school has to affect students’ lives. I… Read more

Love & Logic: Reading Between the “One-Liners”

August 15, 2018

When I read the apostles’ letters to early Christian churches, I’m always curious about backstory. Why did Paul write these words to the believers in Philippi, for instance? Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests… Read more

The Limits of Love and Logic in Christian Classrooms

August 13, 2018

People sometimes ask me if student behavior today is worse than it was in the past. Given the impacts of technology, the media, and declining parent control–combined with the disappearance of corporal punishment–they kind of presume that kiddos must be a lot harder to manage nowadays. So are students getting… Read more

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