Posts Tagged ‘ teaching ’

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?



Teacher Evaluation: A New Framework, by Patricia Planic

Jul 1st, 2013 |

Abstract This mixed method action research study explored non-tenured teachers’ perceptions of a newly implemented collaborative, reflective evaluation process. The new framework for teaching model allowed for full teacher participation and engagement in the teacher evaluation process, including participating in reflective conversations and utilizing a modified version of Danielson’s Framework for Teaching rubric. Teachers’ perceptions […]



Neuroplasticity and Spiritual Growth: Weaving Circuits of Faith

Jun 13th, 2012 |

Abstract This article will explore the following triad, recent findings in neuroplasticity (the ability the brain has to rewire itself) (Siegel, 2010), the role of habits as explained by psychologist William James (1842-1910) and spiritual growth. The article also includes an illustration of how the triad relates to anger and concludes with implications for Christian […]