Philosophy & Leadership

Classroom Observation Checklists

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Document

This document includes two checklists—one for general visitors and one for principals—to help guide classroom observations and to document observations and feedback for teachers. Download the d... Read More

Classroom Visits

This document outlines a CASBI address on the value and purpose of classroom visits from parents, board members, ministers, and principals. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Passing the Baton: How to Transition Administrations Well

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 11 | File type : Video

Transitions of leadership are always difficult. But do they have to be as disruptive and stressful as they often are? How can an outgoing administrator effectively pass on his knowledge to a new admin... Read More

Dealing with Dysfunctional Homes: What Teachers Can Do, What Boards Can Do

Contributor: Jonathan Erb | Length : 7 | File type : Video

Dysfunctional homes directly impact schools. While some situations cause only minor annoyances, others hinder the student's and the school's ability to function, and thus demand more significant inter... Read More

Physical Education & Health: Statement of Philosophy and Purpose

Contributor: Arlyn Nisly | File type : Document

This document from Pilgrim Christian School grounds the school's physical education and health programs in a thoughtful understanding of divine creation and human embodiment. We take care of our bodie... Read More

Ready to Meet? How to Prepare as an Attendee or Chairperson

Contributor: Philip Horst | Length : 16 | File type : Video

Meetings draw on the strengths of each person to accomplish a shared agenda. But a poorly planned meeting can easily waste more time and energy than it redeems. In this video, Philip Horst outlines so... Read More

Does Curriculum Matter? Is the Ladder Leaning Against the Right Wall?

Contributor: Jonathan Erb | Length : 30 | File type : Video

In school and at home, children encounter so many influences. Which ones are important? Jonathan urges us to take seriously the influences we place on our children. Each teacher in our school is curri... Read More

Can These Bones Live? Finding the Life in the Subjects

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 33 | File type : Video

The call of the school: Connecting the heart of the subject, the student, and the teacher. How can teachers as artists stimulate growth in their pupils as they engage God's world together through any... Read More

Recommended Book Series for Elementary

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Curricular

From two elementary teachers, this list suggests series that provide your child with material to grow into reading. The list is in progress; download the file and edit it to fit your situation. D... Read More

Must-Reads Book List

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Curricular

The compilers chose for this list books recognized as timeless classics, or books that form values or expand the minds of readers. Books listed in the preschool through lower elementary sections can b... Read More