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The Redemption and Promise of Service-Learning

The Redemption and Promise of Service-Learning

You may think that Christian schools—whose missions can often be boiled down to “Serve God, Serve Others”—may be leading the way in implementing service-learning. However, in their new book, Bring It to Life: Christian Education and the Transformative Power of Service-Learning, authors Lynn Swaner and Roger Erdvig say that often the power of service-learning is unrealized ... Read More
 
Caring Too Much: Burned-Out Educators and Disengagement in Our Schools

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

A 2013 Gallup research poll across the USA reported 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 that without engaged teachers, we cannot cultivate ... Read More
 
Navigating the Technology Superhighway

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