Category: Leadership

The Purpose of Technology in the Classroom

The First of a series, Mark flips his workshop on Flipped & Blended Learning. In episode one, we establish the place of technology in education.

November 09 / 2014

The Courthouse

So I was at the courthouse this morning–in a line of about 80 people backed up out the front doors by the security bottleneck. Have you ever focused your attention on *feeling* the humanity around you? It’s an acquired ability that anyone can learn. Sadness. Anger. Fear… Almost overwhelming when you connect with and feel […]

July 15 / 2011
Author Mel Wade
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A Redemeptive Policy

At GCA we have 4 layers of filters for blocking inappropriate content but we still have to deal with some issues. We also partner with our parents by having the internet log files emailed home to the parents weekly or daily depending upon what the parent wants. We have had several parents call in and […]

March 01 / 2011

Asking the Right Question

I have watched with a great deal of sadness in recent years as several Adventist schools have been closed. During my time in the conference work I had the unhappy task of closing several of our small elementary schools. More recently it has been the secondary boarding schools that have been forced out of service. […]

February 25 / 2011
Author Lyndon G. Furst
Category Leadership
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Online Student Data Security Checklists

When you store any student data on a systems that is internet accessible it must be secured to avoid liability. I am including lists what should be done to secure the data of our students.

February 09 / 2011
Author Ernest Staats
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It Happens Every Spring

It seems that every spring there is a frantic search for principals for our academies and larger elementary schools. A seasoned veteran of one of our larger boarding schools has decided it’s time to retire. He gives plenty of advance notice and by February the board has located and employed an experienced administrator at another […]

February 08 / 2011
Author Lyndon G. Furst
Category Leadership
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FETC 2011 Update 2

The two main days of FETC were filled with seminars, opportunities to visit with vendors, and collaboration with colleagues.  A number of other Adventist educators were at FETC from across the country.  It was great to visit with them, share experiences, ideas and plans. One of the Eye Opening Keynotes on Wednesday was given by […]

February 03 / 2011

What is a Textbook? A new definition.

The state of Indiana has taken a bold stop and redefined the term “textbook.”  In Indiana it now means “systematically organized material designed to provide a specific level of instruction in a subject matter category.” The board interpreted this section “… to allow school corporations to use computers and other data devices, instructional software, internet […]

February 25 / 2009

Cyber-bullying Policy

Some people have been asking for a cyber bullying policy so here is the policy the Georgia Cumberland Academy has developed – courtesy of Ernest Staats

February 25 / 2009
Author Mel Wade
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The Magic of the Ring

Many years ago in a land far way there live a wise and just king.  This king was known far and wide for his outstanding wisdom.  People would travel for months to bring him the most difficult cases and each time they would leave amazed at the wisdom and understanding of his decision.  It was […]

July 16 / 2008
Author Mel Wade
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