Best Practices

Called and Back to School

“Real. Present. God.” For many of our schools, this is the school theme of the year. Inspired largely from Psalm 46 but influenced by all of the Psalms, we start the year knowing that the God of all Creation loved his creation so much that He chose to live life here among mankind and redeem… Read more »

The Case for Advancement

Teacher, administrator, bookkeeper, education leader, secretary, counselor, admissions, PR, Athletic director, VBS, Sunday School, youth director, special ed. It’s quite the job description, that of a Lutheran school principal. For most Lutheran schools, the investment in staff is in the classroom while the administration of the schools is on the shoulder of a leader who… Read more »

Brain Break Challenge

What do you get when you give a group of students an Ipad or a cell phone and a challenge?  Amazing videos! The Lutheran Schools Partnership sponsored a Brain Break Video Contest for our schools to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week.  Many of our schools use websites like www.GoNoodle.com to provide “brain breaks” for students… Read more »

Feedback or Recognition?

Marcus Buckingham is a British author, motivational speaker and business consultant. With past experience as a researcher for Gallup, he uses interviews from around the world to draw conclusions about employee performance and engagement. Many of his encouragements center around self-awareness and building on strengths. At the Global Leadership Summit 2017, Buckingham stated, “We don’t… Read more »

Keeping the Brain in Mind

Last June, The Lutheran Schools Partnership hosted Ann Anzalone, a well-known educational speaker on brain development.  This November, Emmaus Lutheran School brought Anzalone back to Fort Wayne to speak to teachers and parents.  Anzalone demonstrates what she teaches – we all need to be active learners.  Anzalone led her audience through exercises as she spoke… Read more »

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 »