Best Practices

Face to Face in the Days of Home Based

Navigating the rapid changes for schools in the last few weeks has been a tremendous job for administrators and teachers. While some of our schools had participated in e-learning in the past, not all had experience with delivering instruction in this way. Extended remote learning is also very different from a few… Read more »

Feeding Minds and Bodies

When the decision to move schooling to a home-based model was made recently, one of the first concerns of some educators was not for the academic or social needs of students, but for their physical needs. Many families count on school lunches for one meal per day for their children, and some… 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 »

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 »

Can Success Fool Us?

Often, adversity strengthens us, while success can fool us. In the Global Leadership Summit of 2018, Rasmus Ankersen (chairman of Danish Football Club Midtjylland), spoke to the struggles of gaining and maintaining success. He shared the assumption that good results come from superior performance. However, this is not a good assumption to… Read more »

History and Jesus - Part 1

Who Cares about History?“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word… Read more »

The Lord Has Need of It

“The Lord has need of it.”The disciples said this to the colt owner as they untied the colt for Jesus parade into Jerusalem. Jesus told his disciples exactly what to do, what would happen, and how to respond. Lo and behold, it came to be just as Jesus said.Jesus command might seem… Read more »