Seven Questions Students Still Ask

Seven Questions Students Still Ask

Here are the seven questions students still ask at the graduate studies level. I’ve heard each of these this year.

Education by Israel Galindo

For the Bookshelf: Live, Learn, Pass it On

faith formation is a lifetime gift from God and that a teacher and a learner growing in that faith is a life-time process

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

10 Principles on Learning

Whether we design a program for continuing education or any other educational event we will do well to keep certain principles of learning in mind.

Education by Israel Galindo

Lessons from a Yarn Ball

When I selected an activity for my elementary school students using a ball of yarn, I was not expecting how much I myself would learn in the process.

When Triangles are “Bad”

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Learning

The Leadership in Ministry workshops at the Center for Lifelong Learning uses Bowen Theory (or Bowen Family Systems Theory–BFST) as a framework for interpreting the dynamics…

Bad Teaching

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Polemics against bad teaching and poor education are a staple in social science, philosophy, and education literature. I suspect for two reasons: first, they are effective in getting readers riled up,…

Education by Israel Galindo

A Faculty Coach Reflects on the Leadership in Ministry Experience

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been offering the Leadership in Ministry workshops (LIM) on its campus since 2014. In 2017 it will expand the program and offer workshops in Boston, Portland, and Lost River WV. Fourteen faculty-coaches teach…

What Clergy Don’t Talk About

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

Most pastors are good preachers, and some fine pulpiteers and wordsmiths. In their preaching and teaching ministry they need to cover a wide range of topics, issues,…

Five Personal Resources for Leadership

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Purists of Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) tend to eschew notions or frameworks of individualistic perspectives to therapy or interpreting families or organizations (like “personality type” or “traits” schemas). They prefer…

For the Bookshelf: To Know as We Are Known

By guest blogger Nancy Rock Poti

In To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey by Parker J. Palmer (San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, , 1993, 160 pp, $13.95 ISBN-10: 0060664517), author, activist, teacher and nationally…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

What Sustains Excellence in Ministry?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

The power of peer-group learning is explored in the book by Brenda Harwood, D. Bruce Roberts, and others, So Much Better: How Thousands of Pastors Help Each Other Thrive.” The…

For the Bookshelf: Seeds for the Future

By guest blogger Adam Tyler

Opening this “seed catalog,” as author Bob Dale calls his book on organic church leadership, Seeds for the Future: Growing Organic Leaders for Living Churches (St. Louis, MO: Lake Hickory Resources, 2005), you are…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

Checking Your Leadership Assumptions

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Effective teachers always check students’ assumptions and help them uncover their prejudices. Assumptions and prejudices cause students to “pre-judge” ideas, concepts, and truths and, when unchecked, can block learning since learning…

Raising a Normal Teenager

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Experience has its advantage: perspective. Being on this side of having reared children who are now grown (and gainfully-employed responsible citizens) I’m often amused at the things parent get anxious about….

What Tough Leaders Do

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

There’s no doubt about it, providing effective leadership in any context is a tough job; and, it requires tough leaders. Toughness, however, is often misunderstood. At the end of the day,…

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