Alicia Levitt

Klassens Tid, and How Our School Communities Help Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs

In recent posts, I shared information from two presentations from Dr. Kim Marxhausen to the teachers of the Lutheran Schools Partnership before school began this year. Dr. Marxhausen, a Lutheran educator and educational psychologist, presented information to us about how the events of 2020 have affected our students, and how we can… Read more »

Meeting Anxiety with Grace

In late July, The Lutheran Schools Partnership hosted Dr. Kim Marxhausen for a virtual learning event for teachers. Dr. Marxhausen holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology, and is a Lutheran educator of over 30 years. As our schools anticipated a year when we need more than ever to know how to recognize… Read more »

Teacher Summer Trainings

Summers off–HA!I can remember when I first started teaching and my non-educator friends would talk about how nice it must be to “have the summer off” from work. While the change of pace in the summer was nice, it was never completely time off from working. Like most teachers, I was spending… Read more »

Using our Strength

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. The last quarter of the 2019-202… Read more »

NLSA 5:05 - Instructional Strategies

As I have written about National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA) Section 5, “Teaching and Learning,” I have tried to demonstrate that the process of accreditation is a rigorous one, with a focus on excellence for our schools. Schools undergoing the process of NLSA must examine their practices and provide evidence showing that… Read more »

Putting the Vision in Writing

In my last article, I wrote about National Lutheran Schools Accreditation, or NLSA. One of my goals as Academic Excellence Coordinator is to help schools with Section 5 of the NLSA Self-Study, called “Teaching and Learning”. I seek ways to support our schools as they discover areas of strength and areas of… Read more »

Mark of Excellence

One of the great strengths of the schools within The Lutheran Schools Partnership is their desire to use all the gifts the Lord has given them in order to excel at what they do. One mark of excellence is accreditation. While there are multiple systems of accreditation, and some of our schools… Read more »

Podcast Newsletter

Drive to school. Drive to work. Drive to church. Drive to the grocery store. Drive to the soccer field. Many days, I feel like a taxi driver or an extension of my vehicle. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that in 2017, Americans spent an average of 51 minutes per… Read more »