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Caring Too Much: Burned-Out Educators and Disengagement in Our Schools

A 2013 Gallup research poll, The School Cliff: Student Engagement Drops with Each School Year, reports that before the end of high school, 60% of students are checking out. Alarmingly, by 2015 that number jumps to 66%. Worse, 50% of their teachers are disengaged, and another 20% reach the level of “toxic.” It seems obvious ... Read More

Navigating the Technology Superhighway

[Editor’s Note: This post is excerpted from PIVOT: New Directions for Christian Education, a recent book on challenges, trends, and insights on the future of Christian schools.] Consider this: you live in a small town with many local roads. They are adequate for a time, but the population has reached the point of needing a highway system. ... Read More

Making Way for Millennials in Leadership

Position Vacant: School Principal Qualifications: Wisdom of a sage, vision of a Chief Executive Officer, intellect of a scholar, leadership of a point guard, compassion of a counsellor, moral strength of a nun, courage of a firefighter, craft knowledge of a surgeon, political savvy of a senator, toughness of a soldier, listening skills of a ... Read More