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Why Schools Flourish: Conversation with Lynn Swaner

Why Schools Flourish: Conversation with Lynn Swaner

October 7, 2020

I had the opportunity to talk to Lynn Swaner about her research into Flourishing Schools and why some schools flourish and others do not.

Find the report here: https://community.acsi.org/flourishingschools/home

Lynn Swaner, is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at ACSI. Prior to joining ACSI, she served as a graduate professor of education, academic researcher, and Christian school administrator. She is a Cardus Senior Fellow and the author and editor of multiple books on Christian education.

“Impact of Schooling on Marriage & Family” with Patrick Wolf

“Impact of Schooling on Marriage & Family” with Patrick Wolf

October 2, 2020

In this episode of the podcast I have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Patrick Wolf about his new research entitled, The Protestant Family Ethic: What Do Protestant, Catholic, Private, and Public Schooling Have to Do with Marriage, Divorce, and Non-marital Childbearing?.

 

Dr. Patrick J. Wolf is a Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited five books and over 175 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, and policy reports on private school choice, public charter schools, civic values, special education, public management, and campaign finance.

Who Do You Need: Conversation w/ Jon Eckert on Collective Leadership

Who Do You Need: Conversation w/ Jon Eckert on Collective Leadership

September 4, 2020

Jon Eckert, Ed.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership, and the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership. Dr. Eckert came to Baylor in 2019 with over two decades of experience in education. He taught and coached intermediate and middle school students outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years. After completing his doctorate at Vanderbilt University in 2008, he was selected as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education, where he worked in both the Bush and Obama administrations on teaching quality issues. For the past 10 years, he has prepared teachers at Wheaton College.

“Stop 1 Thing: Talking too much” with Kevin Vander Wal

“Stop 1 Thing: Talking too much” with Kevin Vander Wal

June 24, 2020

Kevin Vander Wal is a 6th grade Math and Bible Teacher at Timothy Christian School in Elmhurst, IL.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Snow days?” with Bill Postma

“Stop 1 Thing: Snow days?” with Bill Postma

June 23, 2020

Bill Postma is Director of Instruction at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, MI.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Replace Complexity with Simplicity” with Neil Okuley

“Stop 1 Thing: Replace Complexity with Simplicity” with Neil Okuley

June 22, 2020

Neil Okuley is Principal of Unity Christian Academy in South Holland, IL.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: From Arguments to Conversation” with Steve Beezhold

“Stop 1 Thing: From Arguments to Conversation” with Steve Beezhold

June 19, 2020

Steve Beezhold is Director of Technology and Innovation at Charlotte Christian School.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Grading, Coverage & Finals” with Josh Davis

“Stop 1 Thing: Grading, Coverage & Finals” with Josh Davis

June 18, 2020

Josh Davis is Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Monte Vista Christian School.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Underutilized tools” with Sean Atchison

“Stop 1 Thing: Underutilized tools” with Sean Atchison

June 17, 2020

Sean Atchison is a 4th grade teacher and developer of CH Connect at Cherry Hills Christian School.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

“Stop 1 Thing: Don’t go back to Normal” with Justin Smith

“Stop 1 Thing: Don’t go back to Normal” with Justin Smith

June 16, 2020

Justin Smith is Head of Upper School at Little Rock Christian Academy.

This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we will fail to do anything well. Therefore, school leaders should thoughtfully abandon those things that fail to serve students well..."

https://www.edutopia.org/article/no-innovate

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