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The Biggest Small School in Town

There has never been a man, woman, or child who hasn’t wistfully imagined time travel. What day, month, and year would you type in the command prompt of a time machine? For many Christian educators, the selection would likely be... Continue Reading →

Knock It Off! Seven “old-school-isms” I decided to drop

What thoughts, faces, or personalities come to mind when you hear "Old-School"? For me, it's the science teacher who woke slumbering students with the crack of a yardstick; The quintessential ex-military gym teacher who wore both his socks and shorts... Continue Reading →

Tech Talks for Teens: Hooked!

I predicted it fairly accurately, give or take a few weeks. I think I saw it coming only because it's happened before: Silly bands, Pokemon, and neon shoe laces have all done the same thing. They've ended up either lost... Continue Reading →

Good Grades in School (by Dr. Bud Lyles)

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 →

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 →

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