School Board

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

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

Needed: Your Input; Filling Your Role at Your Next Meeting

Contributor: Philip Horst | Length : 7 | File type : Video

What are meetings for? We don't just gather to drink coffee and work our way through a dry agenda. Meetings are meant for discussion, new ideas, and even conflict, says Philip. But how can we engage w... Read More

It Can Be Done: Preparing for a School Leadership Transition

Contributor: Clayton Shenk | Length : 10 | File type : Video

Download the video or download audio only Years before he stepped down from leading Tidings of Peace Christian School, Clayton worked with the school board to initiated a transition plan. In this c... Read More

Why Meet? How Effective Meetings Can Build Your School Culture

Contributor: Philip Horst | Length : 9 | File type : Video

What's the point of a group of staffers sitting in a room, working through a meeting agenda? Why do board members need to gather? Are meetings just inefficient ways for people to avoid emailing each... Read More

Productive Board Meetings

Contributor: Philip Horst | Length : 52 | File type : Audio

It has been said that your greatest personal asset is your time and school board members are often among the busiest men in the community. How can board meetings become highly productive and an excell... Read More

Her Husband Is Known in the Gates

Contributor: Nancy Horst | Length : 48 | File type : Audio

How can a wife enhance the work to which her husband is called? How might she hinder the work? Is there a different code of conduct assigned to a wife whose husband serves publicly? Or is her Christia... Read More