Best Practices

Proximity

Proximity- (noun) nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation. At the Global Leadership Summit 2017, Bryan Stevenson (founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative- https://eji.org/bryan-stevenson) spoke on the “power of proximity.” His message was especially related to the need of helping the poor and incarcerated- not with money- but with a visible,… Read more »

Thieves of Productivity

Information overload Perfection Over-drive No time These are all signs of what Juliet Funt (http://www.whitespaceatwork.com/speaking/) calls the “hedonic treadmill.” Speaking at the Global Leadership Summit 2017, she addressed these “Thieves of Productivity.” While information is needed to live our life, we live in a time where we can easily succumb to information overload. While we… Read more »

Teachers Spend Summer Learning

What do Lutheran School teachers do with their last days of summer vacation?  Go to school and learn, of course!  Over fifty Science teachers from several schools in The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP) gathered at Holy Cross Lutheran School on July 31 and August 1 to learn more about the implementation of materials from ISI,… Read more »

Church Work & Elijah: God’s Prescription for R&R (part II)

This article is part 2 of a 2-part series. For part 1, click HERE Remember Elijah and the exhaustion he was experiencing? It’s something we all experience. How about considering God’s prescription for Elijah’s R&R…and think about it for you as summer has arrived. #1- The whisper of God. Elijah may have wanted a light… Read more »

Providing The Seed & Water of Faith part I

Our schools have changed. Old assumptions about Lutheran schools can’t be assumed any longer. Financial and philosophical support of a church towards its school is not a given. Some seasoned Lutheran teachers don’t share enthusiasm for the call of teacher, even discouraging students and their own family from going into professional church work. Schools have… Read more »