Philosophy & Leadership

What Is Good Literature?

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | File type : Article

On a school administrators' email group, Darrell Hershberger posed this question: What makes literature worthwhile? We're working on coming to an answer to this question that will inform our librar... Read More

Encouraging Good Reading and Writing: Library Considerations

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Curricular

What are the essentials in teaching children to read and write well? In this collection, Jonas offers considerations on literature, the library, and public reading practices.Download this documen... Read More

Orbis Pictus: The Illustrated World by John Amos Comenius

Contributor: John Amos Comenius | File type : Book

In 1685, John Amos Comenius published this book in Latin and German, urging that "to exercise the senses well about the right perceiving the differences of things, will be to lay the grounds for all w... Read More

Children Have a Right to be Educated?

Contributor: Kyle Lehman | File type : Blog Post

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2018 Survey Results: A Focus on Character

Contributor: | File type : Article

In this fourth installment of survey results, we examine what teachers say about their students’ character. We also publish the observations about education that rose to the top for many educ... Read More

2018 Survey Results: Attitudes toward Education and Support from the Community

Contributor: | File type : Article

How do teachers, board members, and other team members feel about their work in education? In this section of the survey results, we explore morale, as well as levels of support from administration... Read More

Effective Facility Maintenance (Sheldon Kauffman)

Contributor: Sheldon Kauffman | Length : 52 | File type : Audio

Maintenance volunteers, supervisors and managers play a vital but often overlooked role in making mission and charitable work flow smoothly. Most organizations utilize buildings, equipment and proper... Read More

Tax Compliance Issues, Part 2

Contributor: Mark Payne | Length : 51 | File type : Audio

This second sessions focuses on compliance and tax concerns for nonprofits. Topics covered in this session or the first one are unrelated trade or business income, earmarks treated as contributions, e... Read More

Teams (Merle Burkholder)

Contributor: Merle Burkholder | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

This presentation addresses the components of an effective team, discussing what makes a team effective and what can destroy effective team relationships. Merle Burkholder leads the class through a di... Read More

Relating to Your Constituency (Phil Hershberger)

Contributor: Phil Hershberger | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

For a ministry, your relationship with your constituency is your lifeline in many ways – funding, accountability, direction, protection – to name a few. It can also be antagonistic and draining. Lea... Read More