A Final Word

May 3rd, 2019 |

Since I will retire in July 2019, these last three columns will be my final messages in the Lutheran Education Journal. I write to a community of people that I love and cherish – educators. Men and women who dedicate their lives to the students that the Lord gives them. Professionals who focus their service […]



Lutheran Education Journal History

May 3rd, 2019 |

The Enterprise of Learning I have always been interested in the history of things. Where did things originate? How did something get started? When I wrote about the history of the Lutheran Education Journal as we introduced a new cover in the last issue, I began to wonder about those earlier issues. I have been […]



Wandering in the Educational Desert

May 3rd, 2019 |

Words for thought As easy as it is to tell someone to believe in himself or herself, it is not as easy to help them […]



Change and Learning and Teaching Matters

May 3rd, 2019 |

Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from an upcoming book tentatively titled The Concordia Christian Curriculum. This book will serve as a guide for the SCALE curriculum, the curriculum developed by the author over a period of decades as she founded and led the Concordia Early Childhood Education Center. This work is already used […]



Re-establishing the Lutheran Soul in Higher Education: A 21st Century Model

May 2nd, 2019 |

The decades leading into the 21st century and the beginning portion of the 2000s have been identified by the phrase ‘postmodern era,’ a time period […]



The Enterprise of Learning

May 2nd, 2019 |

What makes a Lutheran university? Better yet, what makes a Lutheran university truly Lutheran? What makes Concordia University Chicago any different from other private universities in the surrounding area, or from the system of public universities scattered across the state? What makes us any different from universities larger than us? Smaller than us? In another […]



From Where I Sit…The Enterprise of Learning

Nov 13th, 2018 |

Welcome to the Enterprise! Otherwise known as the Lutheran Education Journal. With this issue we are beginning our one-hundred-fifty-fifth year of continuous publication.  This is something to celebrate! One-hundred-fifty-five years of educating teachers for Lutheran schools. One-hundred-fifty-five years of writing about education and about teacher education, all from a Lutheran perspective. Something more to celebrate. […]



A Final Word…The Teacher as Missionary

Nov 13th, 2018 |

When we think of a missionary we might imagine a person from one country sent to proclaim the Gospel in some far-off land. Or we might think of a pastor who is called to start a new congregation in a place where none exists. So we pray for and support those so called by God […]



Words for Thought…Engagement and Choice

Nov 13th, 2018 |

Editor’s Note: LEJ’s long-term General Editor, Peter Pohlhammer, is about to make a courageous and meaningful career change. In Spring 2019 Peter will enter Congress Park School in LaGrange Park,, not as a parent, not as a grandparent, but as a student teacher. In fall 2019, Peter will join the ranks of teachers planning to […]



Teaching Diverse Learners…A World of Different Learners

Nov 13th, 2018 |

In this column on “Teaching Diverse Learners,” I ask the reader to problematize the concept of difference. As practitioners, we rightfully spend a bulk of our time focused on meeting the needs of our students through the implementation of appropriate strategies, and as theorists we aim to understand what works and what does not, and […]