Building a School that Students Love

Charles Evans May 28, 2011

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2011


Effective, transformational education requires a close partnership between teachers and students. While we often think of partnerships as parties contributing equally to the relationship, in this case of teachers and students, this is rarely the case. Teachers have a powerful role in helping students to understand themselves, the purpose of a classical and Christian education, and their own potential contribution to the life of their school. And it all starts with a faculty's understanding of the things that students desire and need the most.


Classical Education Students Teachers


Charles Evans
Chuck Evans is a co-founder of SCL and the author with Robert Littlejohn of Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning (Crossway 2006). From 2002-2006 Chuck served as the head of Regents School of Austin, Texas during which time Regents was established as the largest ACCS accredited institution in the country. Since 2006, Chuck has consulted with classical and other independent schools across North America, providing counsel in strategic planning, financial sustainability, enrollment growth and management, program expansion, and leadership development. From 2010 to 2015 he served as a founding board member of the Council for Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA). Alongside his consulting, Chuck has worked as a lobbyist and a mediator, and he serves as an elder at Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin. He is the Senior Partner of BetterSchools, LLC, a comprehensive consulting firm founded in 2011.

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