Disruption, Disorientation, Disequilibrium… Now What?

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As we find ourselves in one of the most challenging times in modern history, nearly all our professional focus is on ensuring continuity of student learning and school operations. But the present crisis also presents educators an opportunity for us to learn as well. If we’re not intentional­­, what opportunities to learn might we be sacrificing?

Disruptions (Part One)

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The spread of COVID-19 has caused the biggest disruption of the industry in decades. This has caused a lot of anxiety, frustration, and fear for educators. But how do we respond to and lead through such a disruption?

Thoughts on Teams

Paul NealThe CACE Roundtable1 Comment

Teams

Regardless of the purpose or setting, effective teams have certain things in common. A successful team is not only more productive and more likely to accomplish the objectives, but the task is more gratifying and more likely to draw people into teamwork again.

The Inefficiencies We Need

Charles EvansThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Traditional wisdom suggests that effective production and use of technology drives costs down. The more we make of something, and the better we get at it, the cheaper it becomes to produce and buy. But what if a thing or an experience, if done well, exceeding the expectation of the consumer and contributing lifelong value, can only become more inefficient? And how does this affect faith-based schools?

Seven MindShift Principles for Christian Education

Dr. Lynn Swaner, Dan Beerens, Erik EllefsenThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Mindshift

MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education features insights from 17 authors on how Christian schools can provide a more deeply and authentically Christian education, reach our neighbors with Christ’s story of love and hope, and catalyze the growth of the Church and the Kingdom into the future. After its release, some of the authors worked together to develop seven principles for Christian educators. Which ones resonate in your experience?

Redeeming the Value of Higher Education

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What outcomes do private religious institutions deliver? What are graduates of these institutions looking for in their education and in their vocations? Albert Cheng breaks down a recent study of these questions and looks at what the results say about the value of Higher Education.

Our Participation in Beauty

Dan BeerensThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

This time of year can be a struggle. Many of us would consider these months to be the least beautiful and a time of the school year when tempers run the shortest until spring break mercifully comes along. Now is perhaps the most appropriate time to stop, reflect, and consider the idea that we are participants in the cause of … Read More

Deeper Learning in Christian High Schools

Dan BeerensThe CACE Roundtable2 Comments

In their excellent bestseller, In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School, co-authors Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine take a comprehensive look at Deeper Learning in high school education in America. They focused on four types of high schools that offer deeper learning and/or rigorous traditional learning: Project based “No excuses” International Baccalaureate Comprehensive (traditional) … Read More