The Skills Your Child Needs For Future Success {Are They Getting Them?}

I recently came across an article from the World Economic Forum where they identified skills that are valued in the 21st century workforce. (Specific definitions of each of these 16 identified skills are listed in Appendix 1 in the linked article.)  The foundational literacies are the traditional core skills (reading, writing, and arithmetic) with an…  [read the full post]

HCA & STEM: Leaders In The Field

A year ago in a post entitled Where Are the Future Leaders, I referenced a Cardus Education Survey (2011) which pointed to the success of evangelical Christian schools in developing and nurturing the future leaders of our churches.  The 2014 version of the Cardus report, Private Schools for the Public Good,  confirms those findings while…  [read the full post]

{Science & the Christian} Can Scientists Even HAVE A Christian Worldview?

Why do we feel called to spend our time, talent and treasure on teaching today’s students a strong Christian worldview? The world around us, mainly in the form of the various media that bombards our thoughts daily, would have us believe that those with a worldview that is shaped by Biblical beliefs are outdated and…  [read the full post]

“Students, Turn ON Your Cell Phones!”

One doesn’t have to look far to see someone around them on a cell phone. If you have ever sat through the stop light at an intersection, it becomes almost amusing to count the number of people around you talking on the phone. We won’t get into a discussion here about the vices of talking…  [read the full post]

Are Teachers Becoming Antiquated?

When we hear the word antiquated, we think of things that are no longer useful to today’s society: the horse and buggy, the typewriter, the corded telephone. Each of these things was good and useful in its day. But as advances in science and technology have occurred in rapid succession, they have been replaced by…  [read the full post]

Doorframes and Video Screens

Doorframes. In our world they are ubiquitous as we pass from building to building in our heated and air conditioned indoor lives. In the Hebrew culture they represented the divide between the Jewish culture and the outside world. In some cases they represented the dividing line between safety and peril, family and strangers, even life…  [read the full post]

Five Issues Facing Christian Schools – Part 3 (Technology)

 Let me begin by noting that I tell parents and educators that I do not know what our children will need to know in 10 years, never mind 25 years. In fact, I tell parents that if someone does try to convince them they have such foreknowledge, they are lying…or deranged. The current pace of…  [read the full post]

Five Issues Facing Christian Schools – Part 1 (Economics)

Let me begin by noting that I tell parents and educators that I do not know what our children will need to know in 10 years, never mind 25 years. In fact, I tell parents that if someone does try to convince them they have such foreknowledge, they are lying…or deranged. The current pace of…  [read the full post]