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Outreach Isn’t Outdated

I'm a Millenial...minus the skinny jeans. I was born in 1979 which puts me right on the cusp of the generation considered "Millenials". I came into adulthood at the turn of the millennium, and I remember well the hysteria over... Continue Reading →

Good Grades in School

As an educator, I am often frustrated at the lack of drive I see in students to get good grades. Is it a generational thing? Is it a family thing? Am I doing enough to encourage good grades? I ponder... Continue Reading →

A “Simple Stats for STEM” Success Story

Over the past number of years, I've enjoyed teaching math, observing science classes at both my school and other schools, and attending local and state science fairs. My research as an educator and in grad school involved STEM Education, and... Continue Reading →

BOOST: A Good Start Deserved a Great Finish

On Thursday evening, March 23rd, 2017, Springfield Christian Academy hosted a teacher get-together called BOOST. The purpose of our gathering was to encourage fellow Christian educators to end the school year as well as we started it. We tend to... Continue Reading →

It Is What It Is…But it Doesn’t Have to Be

I had a friend several years ago whose favorite cliche to whip out was "It is what it is". He would say this when it became apparent that the circumstance wasn't going to change no matter what we did. A... Continue Reading →

Plant Righteously

Every spring and summer we enter the "Re-enrollment" phase of education in which we encourage parents to continue the good work begun in their children at our school again next fall. The quote below about the Christian education decision is... Continue Reading →

Got Figureitoutiveness?

In the 1970's, a guy named Jacob Kounin verbalized something kind of creepy we'd always known to be true of our teachers: They have eyes in the back of their head. Well, the good ones anyway. Kounin's word for this... Continue Reading →

Get What You Pay For & Even What You Don’t

I'm on a plane. As I boarded a few minutes ago, I noticed a brag-line by the door that caught my attention: "The youngest fleet in the country". The airline promotes the fact that they slash frills "to save you... Continue Reading →

Not Quiet Human

What is it that makes human beings unique? What sets us apart from the animals? (other than opposable thumbs of course...). I suggest that when God made us, he gave us the ability to do something really valuable that the... Continue Reading →

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Edifying the Body