I have had the pleasure of meeting with hundreds of Christian school administrators this year at conferences and on their campuses. Our conversations often lead to a discussion of their biggest challenges, and I sometimes share the following advice on how to make positive changes. We live in an era of exponential change, and with every change comes an element of friction. Christian schools need strong leaders to meet changing expectations, manage new technologies, and confront elements of culture that conflict with a biblical worldview education (all within a finite budget). It is not hard to convince leaders of these
How many times have you listened to a tragic news story and heard someone proclaim, “I thought such a thing could never happen here” or “I never thought he could do such a thing, he seemed like such a nice person” or some variation of shattered expectations? Shattered expectations arise from naiveté regarding the nature of sin and complacency about people and the world around us. The uncomfortable truth is that violence and tragedy can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime, including in our Christian schools. While violence is a real threat to our schools, we face a far
ACSI is hosting many high-quality events in the coming school year, and Sevenstar strongly supports these professional development opportunities as a gold level partner. We have also identified other impactful events for Christian school leaders around the world, many of which we are also attending to present about online programs. Check out the following list of premier events for Christian school leaders:Read More
The following quote from Warren Buffet about the newspaper business reminded me of my childhood:
“If Mr. Guttenberg had come up with the internet instead of movable type back in the late 15th century and for 400 years we had used the internet for news and all types of entertainment and all kinds of everything else and I came along one day and said I have got this wonderful idea. We are going to chop down some trees up in Canada and ship them to a paper mill which will cost us a fortune to run through and deliver newsprint and then we’ll ship
Summer was a busy time when I was a school leader, yet my schedule was more my own. I encourage you to schedule time away from the office for reading, prayer and reflection. Here are some reading ideas, but you may also, like I did, have a stack beside your desk or a folder within Outlook to read! Read More
The comparison of a retailer and an educational institution may seem a bit strange.
However, they have a lot in common, and there are some clear corollaries that can be instructive when considering the challenges and changes facing both sectors.