The CACE Effect: Lessons from Parkview Christian Academy

Chad DirkseCACE StudiesLeave a Comment

One of the great privileges of being a CACE Fellow is the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with other Christian schools to improve Christian schooling. When I graduated from Covenant College in 1989, I was ready to dive in head first teaching middle school math, coaching soccer and basketball and directing the athletic program at a small, struggling Christian school in … Read More

Student-Teacher Relationships

The Center for the Advancement of Christian EducationCACE StudiesLeave a Comment

Are student-teacher relationships a significant component to growth?  My answer is this: the single most significantly damaging element to student growth is arguably a student-teacher relationship predicated on the need of the teacher for any kind of personal significance within that relationship.  Christian schools might be better served when dialogue begins with this question: are student-teacher relationships positively or negatively … Read More