Budgeting Basics: Funding Your Mission With What You Have

by Chuck Evans May 2009

Revenue and cost are the simple components of a school’s financial planning and management policies. But they are not that simple, are they? This workshop walks through he process of determining costs, matching price, and experiencing the benefit of prudent planning. This seminar provides a discussion of common problems like addressing rising costs, designing realistic […]

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Budgeting Classical Education Development Funding

Classical 104: Five Steps to Improving Every Classroom

by Chuck Evans May 2009

Good teachers want to be effective; Administrators want to be able to provide concrete advice that helps them to achieve their goals. This workshop looks at five characteristics of classical teaching and learning that can be applied in any christian school classroom. Students will learn more, and you’ll have more fun teaching them!

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Classroom Students Teachers Teaching

Keep em’ Coming: 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Parents are Getting Their Money’s Worth

by Chuck Evans May 2009

Christian education is one of the most costly investments parents will make for their children, and in the midst of a recession, many families are examining ever more closely the real value of the education our schools provide. How do we reassure parents that the investment is worth the sacrifice? What priorities should we set […]

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Classical Education Parents School Growth Students

Punkinz & Panicakes: A Case for the Liberally Educated Reading Teacher

by Dan Coupland May 2009

Early reading instruction must be explicit and systematic. But does it have to be so scripted? Scripted instruction encouraged educators to be reading technicians, rather than reading teachers. This session will explore the linguistic knowledge that educators need to be liberally-educated reading teachers.

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Educators Linguistics Reading Teachers

Doing What Comes Naturally: Design-Based Discipleship

by Jeff Myers May 2009

There isn’t “one best way” to disciple others. Scripture indicates that we have each been given certain gifts to use for the building of the body of Christ. If we disciple based on those gifts, not only will our impact increase, but we’ll also be able to relate life-on-life in a way that is fun […]

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Classical Education Discipleship

Shut Up and lead: How to Coach (Rather than Advise) Students Towards Success

by Christian Kopff May 2009

In this session we’ll peer into the world of executive coaching for insights in how to listen more effectively, ask more powerful questions, and help others achieve worthy goals. The kind of mentoring increases faith, lowers stress and actually achieves significantly greater results.

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Classical Education Leadership Mentoring

Head of School Leadership

by Walter Buckalew May 2009

This session will be an overview of the 16-item findings of the 2006 ISM nationwide study of Head of School Leadership. The ┬ápresentation will include distribution and discussion of the closely related instrument, ISM’s Administrative Culture Profile.

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Leadership School Heads

Strategic Planning

by Walter Buckalew May 2009

ISM’s approach to evaluation of faculty: Derived from ISM’s six-year research project into student performance, satisfaction and enthusiasm.

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Classical Education Faculty Strategic Planning