Interesting info re: Common Core

As the sales rep for Curriculum Trak, I regularly get into conversations with schools about what sets of standards and benchmarks to use for alignment in their mapping program. A surprising number of faith-based schools are using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), despite all the public hullaballoo in recent years. What is also interesting are the following facts related Continue Reading

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Upcoming inclusive education webinar

Next week I will be presenting a CACE webinar on inclusive education along with Elizabeth Lucas Dombrowski, executive director of the CLC Network. It will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 1:00 – 2:00 EST. Here is our description for the webinar content: Christian schools have the opportunity to live out the Biblical themes of community, collaboration, and culture Continue Reading

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Explore inclusive Christian education!

I am excited to be hosting and leading two webinars entitled: Welcoming Students of All Abilities with Elizabeth Lucas Dombrowski, the executive director of the CLC Network. Our first one will be tomorrow from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. EST and you can register here.  We will be welcoming two Christian school administrator panelists, Megan Willink from Northpointe Christian and Mark Buteyn Continue Reading

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What kind of culture are you nurturing?

I enjoyed the opportunity to be part of The Rock School’s Christian School Leadership Conference last week! Mitch Salerno from The Master’s Academy got us off to a great start by defining and encouraging a culture of innovation. I followed with speaking about developing a culture of inspiration and encouraged re-examination of what we are really after in terms of Continue Reading

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My latest newsletter and other exciting news!

I send out two newsletters each year to people in my network with whom I have had professional interaction. You can access my latest newsletter here. I serve as a CACE Fellow and we recently completed our planning for the next two years. Look for details of some exciting new developments to emerge in the coming months. The CACE Fellows will be Continue Reading

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Resolving to do better!

This year I resolve to do better with posting to this blog – and of course putting something in writing and then publicly posting it is a way of holding myself accountable. 2015 was a pretty intense year with travel and then major surgery. I am working on a summary update newsletter of the past six months and will post that Continue Reading

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CoreClarity is a great tool for individuals and teams

I have worked with several individuals and teams this past year using CoreClarity. CoreClarity takes the five strengths you get from Strengthsfinders and explores the relationships between your strengths and gives you a leadership archetype. It is very helpful for teams as well as it helps maximize strengths when tackling a project. I am also excited to use it with Continue Reading

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Two out of the box – and fun speaking engagements

I have had many opportunities over the past 15-20 years to speak to various groups – usually at a single school and sometimes at larger conferences. Recently I had opportunities to speak to two “not the usual” groups that I very much enjoyed! The first was speaking at Jubilee 2015 on February 21. Jubilee is an annual gathering of college students Continue Reading

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An absolutely unique and incredibly helpful tool for Christian schools!

Within the last year, in Curriculum Trak, the curriculum mapping product that I represent, we have added what I would consider to be one of the most helpful things ever for Christian schools! I am talking about the Faith-Learning Integration (FLI) tool in Curriculum Trak. For years, I have worked with schools to help them articulate a Biblical perspective in Continue Reading

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Beyond Control – a new book I’m recommending

It’s been a good season for reading lately as I have spent a significant amount of hours on planes! As I talk to people in my work I find that I have been mentioning a couple of books that I have really appreciated. I will share one here and one in my next blog post. Prior to doing a two Continue Reading

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