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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 →

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 Figure-it-out-ive-ness?

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 →

Does Your State Matter? It did at the GLCEC!

On October 6th and 7th, 2016, the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, MI played host to the Great Lakes Christian Educators' Convention. The Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota state associations converged with much excitement to refresh educators' spiritual... Continue Reading →

Like Nothing We’d Remember

I'm a product of the Christian school bumper crop. Class of '97, Bob Jones Academy, Greenville, SC. ┬áMy graduating class had 136 members, and our school had a total enrollment of over 2,500. Olympic-size swimming pool? Check. Debate team? Check.... Continue Reading →

Is College for Everyone?

Should all high school graduates attend college? Up until a few years ago, and especially in our circle, the answer to that question was an emphatic "Of course!" However, it's interesting that today, while many sources are now saying that... Continue Reading →

Basics for Blogging

Here's a few things I've learned recently about blogging and online social media presence. These are taken from The Golden Rules of Blogging by Robin Houghton. Houghton discusses 28 tips; These are just 10 that I found most helpful: Figure... Continue Reading →

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