Woah, We’re Halfway There

Christmas break is always such a nice time to slow down the pace, spend some time with friends and family, and recharge for the new year. In a school setting, this is often a necessary time to refresh for the second semester. Once the second semester starts back, however, it doesn’t wait for anyone to …

Innovation and Technology

About two weeks ago, I was able to spend the day in Franklin, Tennessee. While at Battle Ground Academy, a few of my colleagues and I attended the TAIS Innovation and Tech Institute. This event opened with a keynote speaker followed by several blocks of engaging sessions surrounding innovation and technology. Each session presented a …

Hallway Professional Development

One of the things I appreciate most about the administration of Brainerd Baptist School is the commitment to professional development. Whether it’s modeling from the top, designating the necessary funds within the budget, or the consistent mindset of improvement that brings this to life, the culture among the faculty is one of growth and progress. …

It’s Not You – It’s Me

Most educators understand the importance of promoting a welcoming environment, especially when new students are adjusting to their classroom. There are plenty of ways to ensure students feel that sense of ease as they enter the room each day. Promoting the idea of our classroom and your classroom creates a mindset of ownership within the …

Let the Games Begin

We’ve been in school for about a month now, and students (and teachers) are getting adjusted to the new school year. At Brainerd Baptist School, our fourth and fifth graders are challenged with a full daily schedule. Whether it’s cooking or P.E., music or STEM, language or library—students find themselves in unique learning experiences each …

We’ve Never Done That Before

One of my favorite things about my school and the team I get to work with is their openness to new ideas. Their willingness to pursue new adventures that add to our students’ experience is so refreshing, and it pushes me to seek opportunities for improvement to our school’s overall program. This, of course, would …