The CACE Roundtable

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

Marketing for Strategic Growth – Thoughts from GCSLS

February 19, 2019

On January 30 to February 1, I attended the Global Christian School Leadership Summit in San Antonio, Texas. CACE was one of the sponsors of the event that drew over 1100 attendees from all over the world. If you were not able to attend the summit you can gain access… Read more

Favorability & Opportunity with Catholic Families for Christian Schooling: Are We Missing a Receptive Audience?

February 13, 2019

In April 2018, Charter Oak Research, conducted a national survey on Christian parents of school age children. The research explored favorability toward Christian school options. This research focused on evangelical protestant options and school profiles – descriptions were clearly noted as such for respondents. The sample included both protestant and… Read more

Rethinking Recess

February 5, 2019

Some of my clearest memories of elementary school are the all-out sprints from the door to be the first to the basketball court, baseball diamond or the merry-go-round at recess. I remember, like it was yesterday, how hard it was to stay in the single file line from the classroom to the… Read more

The Teachers’ Lounge

By teachers, for teachers about teaching.

You Are What You Teach

January 24, 2019

“Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you are saying.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” (Jesus Christ) I have just returned from spending ten days working with a school outside New Delhi. I had worked… Read more

Storytelling: Deeper Than Learning

November 29, 2018

The universe is made of stories, not atoms. –Muriel Rukeyser   Aha! Sonya was a very mature kindergartner whose mother was concerned that she would be bored in my class because she already knew how to do everything in the curriculum. Mom was especially peeved that I would be spending… Read more

Developing and Incarnating Community Character Traits

November 19, 2018

In my last blog, I mentioned the importance of a school developing a list of the traits that describe the character of Jesus, and then practicing them together in every aspect of school life. At a workshop my wife and I facilitated on deeper learning last summer, teachers from The… Read more

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