Quality Education

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 »

Faces of Anxiousness and Faith

The grandsons have left the house for their next stop and ultimately for their new home in Michigan. Sebastian and Theodore are wide eyed, energetic boys who leave a path of toys wherever they have been. During their stay with Oma and Papa, they’ve been treated to playgrounds, a tractor and combine… 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 »

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 »

Are Lutheran schools worth it? YES

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”—Matthew 10:29-31 One of the first thing that the Saxon… Read more »

Beyond Islands

Technically the IDCI - Social Studies Curriculum Team finished three days ago. However, I can’t stop thinking about the great experience I had being a part of this team and pilot program. I had the opportunity to work on something bigger than my own classroom. Together we worked to create something that… Read more »