Whereas satisfaction with Christian schools remains generally strong, there seem to be new negative pandemic impacts on various groups typically studied in satisfaction research at Christian schools. Trends among parents, students, and staff seem to be connected with one another and to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tailwinds and Headwinds in Christian Education
In aviation, business, and ministry headwinds can increase costs, require more energy, and lengthen the time it takes to reach your goals. Tailwind conditions, on the other hand, can propel your ministry and help move it forward more quickly than expected. Skills at navigating both tailwinds and headwinds are necessary in ministry. Applying these concepts to Christian education is the topic of this article.
Emerging from Covid-19: Addressing Student Ability
As we emerge from the chaos that has been the Covid-19 pandemic, I am hearing a lot of messages and concern about learning loss. And with new government funding in the form of EANS funds and other Covid-19 related grants, schools are being encouraged to explore all kinds of options for addressing the ‘learning loss’ impacts of the pandemic. Leaders … Read More
Rising Leaders’ Guide to Change and Innovation: Leadership for the Long-Haul
When it comes to ministering to faculty, staff, students, and parents, we can’t give what we don’t have. We cannot expect to encourage others, stay patient, answer calmly, and use wisdom appropriately without consistently spending time in God’s Word, being connected at a Bible-believing church, and praying regularly over the school, faculty, and students.
Christian Schools Doing Things Right During the Pandemic
Schools are often attacked and maligned for not doing the right thing. During this 2020 pandemic, the public has often seen things schools could have done better. But there is a group of Christian schools that have done many things right.
A COVID Opportunity
COVID-19 has made 2020 a year few will forget. School administrators will remember the sudden shifts needed as the virus spread in March. Leaders and faculty worked together to deliver education virtually so that learning could continue. Later in the spring, plans unfolded for how to finish the school year–how to share final projects, celebrate seniors, and perform graduations. As the … Read More
Diversity in the Christian School: The Need for Emotional and Social Learning
During this time of diversity discussions and activism, social and emotional skills are needed more than ever. These hard conversations require the capacity to listen well, to feel and express compassion, to speak with authenticity, to confess and forgive, and to imagine ways forward.
Diversity in the Christian Schools: Nurturing Students in a Year Like None Other
COVID-19 and this year’s civil rights movement have planted seeds in all of our students, and God has given us an opportunity to nurture the seedlings that they may bear good fruit. With such a momentous occasion at hand, it behooves us to prepare our hearts and minds to respond well from day one.
Relationality, Mental Ill-health, and the Coronavirus
Humans are divinely created as relational creatures, and when things like pandemic-induced and government-enforced social isolation interfere with that creational reality, our well-being and mental health suffer.
Richard Edlin shares his thoughts on how recognition of our relational nature might allow Christians to share hope with others.
New Research Released: Christian Schools and COVID-19 Responses
Just like schools from all sectors across the globe, Christian schools were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. In an effort to understand the responses of Christian schools, ACSI Research conducted a survey of U.S. member schools in late April 2020.
The survey shares feedback regarding the transition to distance formats, current distance learning practices, financial impact, enrollment projections, and more.
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