https://open.spotify.com/episode/0cafkRmLdf9somiYgiXgXV?si=8b1d3101d01b4896 In this episode, we apply the concepts of authority, leadership, and submission to the context of crisis and difficulty. In the midst of crisis, panic is too easily the first response. We discuss how leaders can be sober minded, tethered, and communicative when diagnosing the issue and implementing solutions. Often times when there is … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 9 – How should we lead through crisis and difficulty at classical Christian schools?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1JmXlNSJcg8cbuRYFpz5kJ?si=be22b1684b2f4bb2 In this episode, a very special guest, Justin Dillenschneider (Danielle's husband), shares about his work with house leaders within a classical Christian school. The ideas of authority, leadership, submission, and service are revisited within student leadership contexts. We discuss the goal of the house system, leadership selection and training, various leadership opportunities for students, … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 8 – How do we help students become leaders?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ludqfWwPdZc4ZDWjdrcLs?si=dcb99122587c4946 We may not exactly consider teachers to be leaders - but they certainly are. We discuss teachers as "tour guides" and "coaches" who lead students academically and spiritually. We compare the mental models of classroom management, which focuses on detail-oriented task-completion, to classroom leadership, which focuses on empowerment and a grander vision.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3pxXg3gKZf5Ig8y7uBa5YZ?si=372ddff86b304879 In this episode, we focus on the structures of leadership and the ways that administrators can use their authority to lead and empower their staff. We also brainstorm alternative ways to structure administrative leadership and faculty development. For administrators, building relationships, supporting those they lead, and empowering those they lead are core concepts for … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 6 – How should classical Christian administrators lead their faculty and staff?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0h11FLMUovZIewIV7aWPoE?si=e54130c303914bf1 The boards of classical Christian schools operate differently than public school boards. In this episode, we unpack the nature of authority, leadership, and submission when serving on a board of a non-profit organization. Knowing the role of boards will help us understand the whole organization and give us a sense of gratitude for the … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 5 – How do boards lead at classical Christian schools?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2lVWK01ZYL3erZEVqNyrIQ?si=c91540ed66504f8b Spoiler: submission isn't just for followers. We discuss how all authorities must submit to the ultimate authority, God. While submission might not always be easy, the authorities found within classical Christian education are put in place through God's sovereignty. We discuss how even when we disagree or think our authorities may be wrong, we … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 3 – What is the role of submission?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0NHrTfEO34E2yG20Ah9tCl?si=4c8f3c08834842b5 In this episode, we define authority and its many manifestations within a classical Christian school setting. We consider auctoritas, authority's connection to ethos, and authority's connection to various types of power. We discuss reward power, coercive power, referent power, expert power, information power, and legitimate power in terms of the family and school settings. … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 1 – What does it mean to be an “authority”?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/64dusRurksqiHp5TfXT5aE?si=59164f3c50994c8e In this episode, we take time to respond to some questions our listeners have about education as formation. The questions we discuss are: How could a new classical Christian teacher get prepared for a course, teaching with this goal in mind? What should they do first?How does this series apply to parents who are … Continue reading Series 2: Episode 8 – Education as formation: Q & A
Classical Christian education interacts with the ideas of leadership and authority in ways unique to education. We partner with parents to be the authorities in their homes. We hope to disciple students to be leaders in their communities. Teachers are trusted to be the authorities in teaching their subjects. Administrators empower, support, and serve those … Continue reading Series 3 Preview: On Leading with Authority
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5tATMOHxBaQt9Xhp4bUgUE?si=8de4cd18ad1e4abd We discuss the various aspects of administration that influence school cultures, such as admissions, schedules, budgets, co-curriculars, and homework.