Good Hard Knocks

Contributor: Betty Yoder | File type : Blog Post

A few years ago, a friend suggested the title The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo as a worthwhile story time read.  It is!In the story, a china rabbit named Edward, who,... Read More

Examining Your School’s Hidden Curriculum by Gerald Miller

Contributor: Gerald Miller | Length : 35 | File type : Audio

The effects of the texts and reading material in your school are obvious; they shape your students. But what about the less obvious curriculum, the one that hides in plain sight? Gerald addresses the ... Read More

How To Do It by Randall Yoder

Contributor: Randall Yoder | Length : 29 | File type : Audio

Events like CASBI provide a wealth of ideas for improving your personal and professional life. But if you try to do everything immediately, you'll likely fail at everything, says Randall. Drawing on S... Read More

Ministers Promoting The School in the Congregation by Wendell Miller

Contributor: Wendell Miller | Length : 50 | File type : Audio

The people we respect influence our values, says Wendell. Good ministers who earn their congregants respect gain the opportunity to encourage the church's vision for the school. Wendell encourages pas... Read More

Promoting Staff Development by Ken Kauffman

Contributor: Ken Kauffman | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

If your teachers are developing their skills, are they doing it under the direction of the board or on their own initiative? Ken urges boards to plan for staff development, and suggests opportunities ... Read More

Purposeful-Parent Teacher Activities by Victor Ebersole

Contributor: Victor Ebersole | Length : 46 | File type : Audio

Victor leads a discussion on activities that invite parents to engage with the school at a more than superficial level.

Role and Responsibilities of the Chairman by Anthony Lengacher

Contributor: Anthony Lengacher | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

Anthony, a board chair, explores the topic of the chairman's role and responsibilities in the school board.

Role and Responsibilities of the Principal or Administrator by Andrew Yoder

Contributor: Andrew Yoder | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

What is the role of the principal, and what is the role of the board? How does the principal/administrator lead when he disagrees with the board? Andrew leads a thoughtful session on the calling of t... Read More

Role and Responsibilities of the Treasurer by Eugene Yoder

Contributor: Eugene Yoder | Length : 59 | File type : Audio

With active input from attendees, Eugene explores legal and practical issues involved in school finances.

Seven Important Topics to Discuss by Doug Kauffman

Contributor: | Length : 39 | File type : Audio

Effectively governing the school means more than keeping the bills paid and the fires put out. Even hiring teachers every year isn't all. Doug raises seven questions that school boards should consider... Read More