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.
Most students still learn using a method that has existed in our schools for over 100 years. In a typical classroom setting, students sit at desks in rows and the teacher “teaches” from the front of the room. The typical student has been trained since childhood for someone to give them information and take notes or listen. While the traditional classroom is adept at preparing students for industrial and knowledge-based jobs, it has not kept pace with preparing students for today’s economy that employs a greater share of workers in service and innovation-based economies. Read More