From February through May you'll find a common emphasis across the nation's public schools. For weeks or months at a time schools prepare their students in what has become a hallmark of modern education--the standardized test. I have the privilege of serving some of our country's finest burgeoning minds as the interim principal of Midtown … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Standardized Testing During Testing Season
As the school year comes to a close I’m seeing a plenteous number of posts about graduation statistics, poignant personal stories of teachers and students, and awe-inspiring tales of impact. No single school system’s achievements have consistently slapped me in the face like those of KIPP Delta’s. I had the privilege of serving at KIPP … Continue reading Give (the Right) Charter Schools a Chance
In college and graduate school the middle point of the semester provides a critical time of reflection and celebration for both students and professors. The Built-In Opportunities of the Mid-Term I recently finished Spring Break (or as our school appropriately calls it, “Reading Week”) and mid-term examinations. While I wish the break was longer and … Continue reading Mid-terms: A Few Practices Professors Should Consider
College and university professors can be some of the most knowledgeable people in the world. But just because they know their subject matter doesn't mean they can teach it. For more than 30 years my life has revolved around education both as a student and a teacher. After thirteen years in the K-12 system, I … Continue reading Three Best Practices in Teaching for Professors
The appointment of yet another White, male professor at an evangelical seminary is hardly headline worthy. Many Christian institutions of higher education are dominated by such men which leads to culturally lopsided learning. But anyone concerned about cultural awareness in the church should pay attention to Dr. Sean Michael Lucas' tenure at RTS Jackson. Dr. Lucas … Continue reading A Professor Who Promotes Cultural Awareness?