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Project-Based Learning: A Case Study Project-Based Learning: A Case Study
Project Based Learning posits that (1) good teaching is diverse in its delivery, expectations, and format; and (2) good teaching recognizes God’s varied creation, commonly manifested in learning styles. PBL is an effort to recognize that all students are created by God with unique gifts.
Thankfulness in the classroom Thankfulness in the classroom
Thankfulness is an attitude that we develop on purpose! How are you developing thankfulness in your life and in your students’ lives? Here are a few activities that might help.
21st Century Skills and the Responsibility of the Christian Teacher 21st Century Skills and the Responsibility of the Christian Teacher
Some people might describe these skills as "just good skills for life" and I would agree. But these skills must be cultivated and practiced in a context of support before they can be implemented on a consistent basis.
What Does It Mean to Teach Like a Disciple? What Does It Mean to Teach Like a Disciple?
What is the highest teaching aspiration for a follower of Christ? I believe it is to teach like Jesus taught, to teach like His disciple.
Service-Learning in the Christian School Service-Learning in the Christian School
Service-learning is a teaching strategy that connects classroom learning with meaningful, authentic service in the community.
The Leadership Triangle The Leadership Triangle
The key to solving leadership challenges is to identify correctly the type of challenge your organization faces and the correct structure or "option" to confront that challenge.
Expected Student Outcomes: A Help, or Just Hype? Expected Student Outcomes: A Help, or Just Hype?
If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time. To develop meaningful student outcomes, we must prioritize both process and content.
Ten Reasons for Christian Schools Ten Reasons for Christian Schools
Why is it necessary to defend the right to something that is good for all? This is where these ten reasons as to why Sweden should have Christian schools began take shape. These reasons are not given merely from a Christian point of view or from that held by Christian parents, but from a social perspective: In what ways is it good for society to have Christian schools?
(Login to access this article by Sven Magnusson, Headmaster, Ljungskile, Sweden)
Christian School Education Christian School Education
An ACSI Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 21, Number 1 | 2017/2018
Metacognition and Learning
More and more educational journals are talking about metacognition as the key to all genuine learning. Metacognition requires reflection on our thinking process.
Teachers as Adult Learners Teachers as Adult Learners
Implications of Theory and Research for Designing Effective Professional Development -- "When it comes to designing PD experiences, it may be a good idea to treat teachers like adults." by Lynn E. Swaner (published in CSE 20.3 2016/17)
Teaching Intellect and Faith Teaching Intellect and Faith
"Mom, is there anything that God didn’t create?" -- What is the connection between faith and learning? An article by: RACHEL MARRON
Christian School Education Christian School Education
An ACSI Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 20, Number 3 | 2016/2017
The Most Common Mistakes Parents Make
Written by Tim Elmore of GrowingLeaders.com This article is directed at parents but can also be a big help for teachers in their interaction with both parents and students.
A Rationale for Christian Schools in Sweden A Rationale for Christian Schools in Sweden
This article was prepared by our friends at the Swedish Christian School Council in light of the recent political opposition to private and confessional schools in Sweden. It provides excellent arguments for the existence of Christian schools in every society and we make it available to you with their permission.
God’s Standards for Excellence God’s Standards for Excellence
What are the standards for excellence in education? Christian schools exist to meet the demands of a Christian philosophy of education. Unless the focus of Christian school reform is on a return to biblical standards, God’s school system is in danger of losing its purpose.
Formative to Flourishing Framework: Spiritual Formation Formative to Flourishing Framework: Spiritual Formation
By Stephen Dill
We believe that spiritual formation is one of six key categories for Christian school improvement. However, it may be the most difficult element in the framework, because ultimately spiritual formation comes not from human effort, but from the work of the Holy Spirit.
Christian School Education Christian School Education
An ACSI Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 20, Number 1 | 2016/2017
Apathy or Empathy? Apathy or Empathy?
... in the last 15 years there’s been a drop of 40 percent in empathy among U.S. college students. How can we build empathy in our students? Selection from an article at GrowingLeaders.com by Tim Elmore
Fully Engaging Your Faculty Fully Engaging Your Faculty
Is there a formula or set of procedures to guarantee positive student achievement and/or spiritual formation? (By Tim Greener)
Christian School Education
A Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 19 Number 3 | 2015/2016
Hope and a Future Hope and a Future
Unlocking Your Students’ Potential, By Angie Taylor
Approaches to 21st Century Learning: Student Engagement
The Best Way to Ensure Your Students are Learning (by Tim Elmore on GrowingLeaders.com)
The Heart of a Teacher (Part 6: Institutions and the Human Heart)
Are you committed to living the undivided life, to bringing your whole self to the classroom and becoming a better teacher? by Parker Palmer
The Heart of a Teacher (part 5: Listening to the Teacher Within)
Are you committed to living the undivided life, to bringing your whole self to the classroom and becoming a better teacher? by Parker Palmer
Good leaders stop managing their time! Good leaders stop managing their time!
This might seem counter-intuitive, but think about it with me...
GROWING UP WITH TERROR
Given that most of our teens have grown-up where terrorism and mass murders are part of the landscape, do you have any comments on how to help our kids and their friends deal with all the strife now that the occurrences are more frequent? (blog post by Tim Elmore)
The Heart of a Teacher (Part 4: When Teachers Lose Heart)
Are you committed to living the undivided life, to bringing your whole self to the classroom and becoming a better teacher? by Parker Palmer
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Six Levels of Motivation in Students
Sadly, the number of unmotivated students is rising. In a world of unprecedented opportunity and connection—wouldn’t you think we’d have the most motivated generation of kids in the history of mankind?
by Tim Elmore on growingleaders.com
The Heart of a Teacher (Part 3: Teaching and True Self)
Are you committed to living the undivided life, to bringing your whole self to the classroom and becoming a better teacher?
by Parker Palmer
Combating Technology’s Lies
Many of our students have internalized five lies from their use of technology. You’ve probably seen these lies in action through students’ beliefs and behaviors. There are many practical ways to combat the lies in our students’ minds, freeing them to honor God and others.
by Kathy Koch (published in CSE: A Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 19 Number 1) Login with your free account to access the article!
The Heart of a Teacher (Part 2: Teaching Beyond Technique)
by Parker J. Palmer
The Heart of a Teacher (Part 1: We Teach Who We Are)
by Parker J. Palmer
Essential Elements of a Christian School Essential Elements of a Christian School
ACSI’s intent is to provide a starting point, a practical framework consisting of five essential elements of Christian Education.
ACSI Christian School Education Magazine
A Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 19 Number 1 | 2015/2016
Two vital qualities your students need from you
From Tim Elmore’s blog at GrowingLeaders.com
More Effective Communication More Effective Communication
We each need to work on thinking and communicating clearly but the first step is learning how to listen! (Login as FREE user to view.)
Christian School Education
A Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 18 Number 2 | 2014/2015 You must be an ACSI member to access this page.
ACSI Art: Blessed by God to Bless Others ACSI Art: Blessed by God to Bless Others
ACSI accepted art submissions in 4 age categories for our first ever International Educational Leadership Conference. You can view selected art here in our photo gallery!
Why Students Choose Toxic Relationships
The truth is, this problem is not so much about their intellect as it is about their emotions. Read more from Tim Elmore...
Helping Students Make Biblical Connections
In Christian education, we want our students to connect God’s world and Word. Here are some good examples in the area of assessment.
Christian School Education
A Magazine for Christian School Educators Volume 18 Number 1 | 2014/2015 You must be an ACSI member to access this page.
Practical solutions to defeating bullying in Christian schools Practical solutions to defeating bullying in Christian schools
The conclusion of a 5-part series on the issue of bullying by Paul Caughlin. Register a free account for access.
Managing your banking relationships
Guest Article by John Warren, founder and CEO of CFS Financial, an ACSI Partner and financial advisory firm that works with Christian schools, ministries, churches and other organizations in all aspects of financial management
The Value of Christian Education
A Christ-centered education makes connections that no other type of education has the foundation to make. These connections are the key, not only for student success, but for real success in life!
Student Leadership Class
The recordings for our on-line class and the additional readings are available here for those who have login access as ACSI member schools.
Crisis Communications
What should your Christian school or organization do when you have a crisis and need to communicate clearly and carefully with your community?
Christian Educators Journal
The Christian Educators Journal Association publishes the journal as a channel of communication for all educators committed to the idea of Christian day school at the elementary, secondary and college levels.
Student Leadership Development
Am I a leader? For many years I didn't think of myself as a leader... written for the ACSI World Report (by Paul Madsen)
Leading Professional Learning in Christian Schools
Today's educational environment requires teachers who understand teaching and learning, have strong content knowledge, and can make connections between life experiences and the curriculum.
What Today’s Parenting Shift Means to Educators and Employers
Parents in western culture tend to over-protect and over-provide, which is a very short-term perspective on child development. (article by Tim Elmore)
Respect in and out of the classroom
How do we build an attitude of respect in our students both in an out of the classroom? How do we encourage them to respect their peers, their parents and their teachers? (by Paul Madsen)
Schools as Communities of Grace
This resource is a "must read" for every Christian school administrator and has valuable information for many others who are interested in the value of Christian Education and the details of quality christian school administration. Read a summary here...
John Lennox at EurECA
"Always be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." I Peter 3:15 (You must be registered with a member school to access this article.)
The Essentials of Integration: Developing the Image of God
By Eddie K. Baumann - In previous issues of CSE, he presented two principles focusing on curriculum integration: stewardship and reconciliation. While these principles serve as a theological framework for curriculum, they also underscore a potential problem in the normal practice of biblical integration...
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