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Building a Better Classroom Culture

On April 24th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

When entering the grade six classroom at Chatham Christian School, you might wonder if you’ve mistakenly entered a student lounge, or perhaps an activity room of sorts. Several students are seated on couches and bean bag chairs having a discussion. Another group is gathered around a table, collaboratively working on project ...

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness

On April 18th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

This year marks another milestone for several Christian schools as they celebrate 40, 50, and 60 years of providing Christ-centered education to students across Ontario. “As we gather to celebrate important milestones such as the anniversary of a school, we are honouring the great cloud of witnesses that surround us,” shared ...

Staff blogs

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Excitement for Opening Day

On April 10th, 2017 by Julius de Jager

I recently visited a community gearing up for the opening day of their Christian school. They had purchased a retired public school with great hopes of refurbishing it. Although there was still snow outside, folks were working in the building to do their part to get it ready for September. ...

Turning Toward Jerusalem at Lent

On March 1st, 2017 by Ray Hendriks

I have traveled often with my father-in-law. In fact, we have been to both the east and the west coasts together.  These journeys have been leisurely ones—we would not hurry anywhere, enjoying the sights and sounds and people of the places we would visit.   He laughed, however, when we would ...

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Multiplier

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Educational Assistants

On May 16th, 2016 by Carla Alblas

It has been said that a well-run school can function for a day or so without the principal, but if the educational assistant does not show up in a classroom for work, the day can go off the rails very quickly. An educational assistant (EA) is a paraeducator who supports the ...

Keynotes

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Leading with Love: Joanna Levy

On December 21st, 2016 by Carla Alblas

https://vimeo.com/196584675 As Joanna Levy began her keynote address to teachers and educational leaders, she emphasized the importance of the role of the teacher in giving her students the sense that the work they are doing in the classroom is not just work for another student, or for the teacher—they are being ...

Announcements

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LDCSS to host viewing of “Most Likely To Succeed”

On April 20th, 2017 by Carla Alblas

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE5XRrfetu4   London District Christian Secondary School will be hosting a screening of the documentary,  “Most Likely To Succeed” , at Fanshawe College in London next Thursday, April 27th, from 7:00-9:30PM. “Most Likely To Succeed”  is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. ...

The Final Word

On April 19th, 2017 by Wilma Veenkamp

“If you are bored writing about something, we are going to be bored reading it.” This was just one of many nuggets of writer’s craft wisdom that author Caroline Pignat shared with book club students gathered at Woodland Christian High School on April 4 for The Final Word. Students not only ...

Partner voices

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Dreaming Big Dreams

On April 26th, 2017 by Diane Stronks

“I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters; Your young men will see visions, your old men dream dreams. When the time comes, I’ll pour out my Spirit On those who serve me, men and women both, and they’ll prophesy.”  Acts 1:16b-18   For those of us who are getting older, ...

A Peculiar People

On February 27th, 2017 by Diane Stronks

“The primary goal of Christian education is the formation of a peculiar people—a people who desire the Kingdom of God.”   James K.A. Smith   As I reflect on almost 40 years in Christian education, I am extremely grateful for the conversations/practices that our Christian schools are continuing to have.  The never-ending struggle ...