The CACE Roundtable

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

What Does It Mean To Be Successful?

February 15, 2018

February has never been my favorite month. Not because winter seems like it will never end; not because the dreary overcast skies match my mood; no, February is the month where I fall back into my “imposter” thinking. February is most often the month where the busyness and challenge of… Read more

Delivering on Your Promises

February 6, 2018

In our work at Charter Oak Research, my business partner and I have the opportunity to travel to many different places and help Christian schools better understand their markets. Schedules are often very tight so we try to fit in as much as possible in a short amount of time.… Read more

Using Research to Prove Our Point

January 30, 2018

We all like to talk about distinctives – what makes our school distinct from the local public school, an area independent school or even another Christian school. In fact, we often find different types of Christian schools trying to point out their distinctives from one another; either a lower priced… Read more

The Teachers’ Lounge

By teachers, for teachers about teaching.

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

Deeper Learning in Christian Schools

October 30, 2017

The phrase “Deeper Learning” was coined by the Hewlett Packard Foundation in 2010 to define what they saw as skills necessary for the “jobs of tomorrow.” They defined a set of competencies students would need to compete globally and to become engaged citizens at home in the 21st century. The… Read more

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