Perceptions of Chinese Scholars at Concordia University Chicago

Nov 13th, 2018 |

The exchange of professors between Concordia University Chicago (CUC) and Hebei University of Economics and Business (HUEB) in China was made possible by a joint program between the two institutions. The goals of the program were to improve Chinese teaching by exposure to Western curriculum and design development, and to further research in the academic […]

Improving Student Retention, Engagement and Belonging

Nov 13th, 2018 |

One of the major challenges currently facing higher education is student attrition. The United States has the highest college attrition rate among the world’s most developed nations. The U.S. is falling behind in educational attainment and achievement at a time when education is critical for upward mobility (Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2011; O’Keeffe, 2013). […]

Reflections on Professional Coaching: Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices

May 24th, 2018 |

“It gave me a little more thoughtful and purposeful way of coming up with the lessons. My teaching had kind of stayed the same. Doing the actual planning, I thought about what was going to make this lesson shine.” This quote is from Paulson, a fourth grade teacher. He made this reflection after I had […]

Superintendent Core Competencies

May 24th, 2018 |

This article is taken from Leading With Resolve and Mastery, 2017. It is reprinted here by kind permission of Rowman & Littlefield, publishers. The concept of leadership traits has been well covered in the literature of educational leadership. The challenges faced by the modern school superintendent demand more than just traits. Today, the effective school […]

Infusing Lutheran Identity into a Digital World

May 24th, 2018 |

The Digital Academic World How is Lutheran identity fostered in a digital academic world? The digital world is taking on, and perhaps, taking over, the educational dialogue at the university level of most public and private universities. Lutheran identity can be fostered through one’s connectedness with a community of learners and through relationships built between […]

Quality and Accountability in Lutheran Schools: Employing the Danielson Model for Improvement

Jul 30th, 2015 |

Much attention has been given recently to the Danielson model (Danielson, 2007) of teacher evaluation. This model has become increasingly popular in many schools and a variety of states throughout the U.S. What’s the big deal about Danielson? How does this successful public school model apply to Lutheran and other private schools? Why should Lutheran educators consider it?