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ACTION STEPS 

1. Do something with technology you haven't done before.

2. Learn how to make a podcast. Show students how to download your work and use it for learning.

3. Do a Skype digital debate with another teacher. Project it for all to see on the digital projector.

4. Create a blog exam to discuss important topics in greater detail.

5. Learn how to use an iPad as a classroom controller for you PC and digital projector.




ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



After twenty years experience in public school I made the transition to Christian schools. Twenty more years passed, and I wrote my first book, Radical Excellence.

Almost an autobiography of my professional career, this book takes a look at the present state of teaching, learning and leadership in our educational society today. Realizing there are no easy answers, several issues are addressed from the grassroots perspective.


For those who don't keep your library on shelves, but in a Kindle or other reader, Radical Excellence is also available as an ebook.

John Maxwell's Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know is an outstanding information book that is a "must read" for every Christian educator.






I continue to believe Christian schools could provide a necessary educational excellence to education. That excellence will happen as the quality and focused passion of leaders in Christian schools continues to improve.

Classroom Tips


You won’t get this in college.

This in not your normal classroom tips lesson.

We are making the assumption that most of you viewing this page have a reasonable amount of classroom management skills. The lesson on classroom tips for new teachers will come later.

The tips we will discuss here are second-level ideas that address some atypical classroom situations. These are not the normal classroom events, but are addressed by some unifying principles.

Fundamentals work.

The driving thesis for all our lessons is that you, as experienced teachers and administrators, can take the foundational principles and concepts we promote and apply them to your unique situation.

One of the basic flaws in much of education is the idea that “one size fits all.” When that philosophy is followed, the results are mediocre at best or totally dumbed-down at worst.

In your place, at your time, you are the one who can best determine what specific actions need to be taken.

We do not perceive our role as telling you what to do or claim that we have the answer to all questions. Our mission is to address critical issues, even if it hurts, in such a way that your mind can focus and produce those actions that are just right for you and your school.

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