Celebrate and Imagine #2: Engaging God’s World

Dan BeerensThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Plantinga shares the lament expressed in Jeremiah but also the hope of shalom. Shalom is “the background vision for Christian education.” He calls Christian educators to be “the kinds of people who want shalom and work every day toward it–that is what a Christian education is all about.”

Tips for Teaching Controversial Science Content

April Maskiewicz CorderoThe CACE Roundtable4 Comments

Evolution. Climate change. Vaccines. Randomness. Just hearing these terms can elicit angst for Christian science educators. Whereas some of these topics are contentious because they challenge certain theological views, others have become overly politicized in the past decade and can be just as tricky to address in the classroom.

Celebrate and Imagine #1: Introduction and Beginnings

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Celebrate and Imagine Christian School History with Dan Beerens

In fall of 2021, CACE invited a group of 70+ educators to Washington, D.C. We met at the Museum of the Bible for a two-day conference on the history and ongoing impact of Reformed Calvinist K-12 day school education. It was a time of remembering, appreciating, and evaluating the history of this movement and considering how it may continue to impact Christian education in North America. Hence the title for this ten-part blog series comes from the conference title: “Celebrating the Past, Imagining the Future.”

Relax and Learn the Science

Christy HemphillThe CACE Roundtable2 Comments

Teachers can start by admitting that we do not have control over the messages students hear outside of school that engender some of these attitudes. However, we do have the opportunity in classrooms to challenge the idea that we have to oppose scientific evidence in order to embrace the Bible and live in God’s truth.

The Laborer Deserves Her Wages

Erik Ellefsen, Matthew H. LeeThe CACE Roundtable1 Comment

Analyzing data from association surveys nonprofit tax forms, salaries of women in Christian education are compared to salaries of men in Christian education. The data is strong, but what are the implications for us?

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Lab: Classroom-based Professional Development

Steven LevyThe CACE Roundtable, The Teachers' Lounge1 Comment

Observing good models of teaching can be helpful, but the whole idea of demonstration lessons is problematic. On the one hand, you do want to learn new ideas that might help you become a better teacher. On the other hand, “Who is this person? Who does this ‘expert’ think he or she is coming into my room and showing me up with some fancy lesson?”