Philosophy & Leadership

Staff Development: Empowering the Educator to Engage the Learner

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 10 | File type : Video

The process of becoming a better teacher holds so much potential for enjoyment and inspiration, especially when a group of teachers grows together. An administrator can help give this process the vita... 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

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

How Will You Talk about COVID? Framing the Conversation for Your Students

Contributor: Patrick Heatwole | Length : 15 | File type : Video

COVID will change your classroom, your students, and your teaching experience this year--and not just with more masks, social distancing, and handwashing. Students have been hearing opinions about the... Read More

Signposts for the Journey

Contributor: Matt Peachey | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

What should our goals be as Anabaptist churches? How should we live? How does the school fit in?

Becoming an Effective Teacher: Fulfilling the Expectations

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 48 | File type : Audio

What do parents expect of their children's teacher? What does the board want? How does the church see your role? Anthony encourages us to place the vocation of teaching in its context within the commu... Read More

Supporting the Parents

Contributor: Matt Peachey | Length : 39 | File type : Audio

If parents are responsible to train their children, what are they doing in schools? Matthew examines the school's role in serving the goals of godly parents.