Even Greater Opportunity

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Even Greater Opportunity

  You have already read of the importance of the Cardus Education Survey for Christian school administrators, staff, and supporters. Elsewhere in this journal you can find summaries of the qualitative studies incorporated in the Phase I research. Here we will walk through a few of the most important findings of the quantitative research done by […]

Social Networking and the Spirits of the Age

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Social Networking and the Spirits of the Age

Social media such as Facebook are formative in the lives of many North American teens. There is no end in sight to the popularity of this type of Internet-based social interaction. Christian school teachers, who we hope are also play a formative role in the lives of students in their teens, should understand how Facebook, […]

Technology Has a Message

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Technology Has a Message

  It is often stated that technology is merely a tool. The typical argument goes something like this: it’s not the technology itself, it’s what you do with technology that counts. This notion fails to recognize that technology itself embeds a message. Ever since the first personal computers emerged a little over thirty years ago, […]

Adventures in Project-Based Learning

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Adventures in Project-Based Learning

I figured it would be a pretty easy thing to do. About eight years ago, I began teaching a college course called “Fine Arts in the Classroom.” Since this is an elective course that education students take toward the beginning of their course of study, I thought it would be easy enough to incorporate project-based […]

Christian Education: Authentic and Sticky

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Christian Education: Authentic and Sticky

    Four things have become clearer to me in recent years. First, Christian schools must be distinctively different. Second, the engagement of the student in today’s era is paramount for meaningful learning to take place. Third, our goal is the flourishing of each student. Fourth, what we really are about in Christian education is […]

What Trips Up Our Leaders?

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What Trips Up Our Leaders?

  While preparing for a workshop last fall, I had the opportunity to talk to several leaders of both Christian and secular organizations; I asked them what causes leaders of schools to stumble. These executive directors and superintendents gave the following six areas that are consistently causing school leaders to stumble.   Board Relationships Challenges […]

The Beauty of Diversity and the Problem of Multiculturalism

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The Beauty of Diversity and the Problem of Multiculturalism

  “Are all cultures equal?” When I ask students this question, a sharp student will usually respond by asking, “What do you mean by equal?” “All right,” I’ll say, “as Christians, can we make judgments regarding societies? Can we judge whether a culture’s practices are God honoring and reflect biblical principles?” Overwhelmingly, students—whether in high […]

Educating for Service: A Goal at Cedars Christian School

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Educating for Service

  Part of the vision statement for Cedars Christian School states: “Both teachers and parents unite to help the child to: develop his or her unique potential internalize spiritual values live a life of service, fellowship, stewardship, discipleship, and obedience to God.” In this article I’d like to focus on the phrase “teachers and parents […]