School Leadership

The Redemption and Promise of Service-Learning

You may think that Christian schools—whose missions can often be boiled down to “Serve God, Serve Others”—may be leading the way in implementing service-learning. However, in their new book, Bring It to Life: Christian Education and the Transformative Power of Service-Learning, authors Lynn Swaner and Roger Erdvig say that often the power of service-learning is …

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Now or Never: The Research Basis for Innovation in Christian Schools

In Schools at Risk: An Analysis of Factors Endangering the Evangelical Christian School Movement in America (Nichols 2016), I investigated the nature, causes, and contributing factors to Christian school closures in the U.S. since 2006. A goal of the study was to identify implications for practice that these factors held for the future, as well …

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The Educators Leadership Development Institute (ELDI): Cultivating the next Generation of Leaders

THE EDUCATORS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ELDI): CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS Christian Schools International provides an excellent opportunity for educators in Christian schools to consider God’s call to school leadership. During the ELDI program, participants learn from a team of leaders and explore their capacity and abilities. Apply today to become a graduate of …

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Your Board’s a Bad Board, and It’s Probably Your Fault: Conversation with Chuck Evans

  Introduction and Podcast with Chuck Evans: I had the opportunity to have another conversation with Chuck Evans of Better Schools about his work with school boards, heads of schools, and his recent stint as an interim head of school. I’ve written many times about the lack of stability in leadership and the consternation that …

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We’ve Got to Talk the Walk: Intentionally Supporting Women in Christian School Leadership

I was stunned. There she sat—an intelligent, energetic, Christ­centered young faculty member—and her question to me, the (also female) assistant headmaster at her Christian school, was whether or not our leadership team values and supports women in leadership. We were having an in-depth conversation about our institution’s mission and vision, and she honestly wasn’t sure. …

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Women in Educational Leadership: Challenges and Supports

  If one discovered an untapped source of gifted leadership for schools and organizations, it would be inexcusable not to share that with the educational community. Yet there is such a source, in gifted women leaders. Currently there is a scarcity of female leadership in Christian education. All leadership is costly—and tough, especially for women …

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