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resources that outline the responsibilities, styles, methods, and purposes of Christian educational leadership


  • Adventist Resource
    GC Publications for Adventist Colleges and Universities Tertiary-Lifelong
    Online documents published by the General Conference Office of Education for higher education institutions include:
    * Directory of Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities
    * Quality Management in Higher Education
    * Strategic Planning...

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    Pacific Union Conference Education Department Preschool-Lifelong
    The Pacific Union Conference Office of Education (NAD) provides an online statement of vision and purpose, as well as a variety of educational resources.

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    Ingredients of an Effective Adventist School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Richard Osborn conducted research identifying the ingredients of the most successful elementary, secondary, and K-12 schools in the North American Division, comparing those results with general effective school research. Grade your own school compared to the...

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    A Comparison of Values of Board Chairmen and Educational Administrators in Seventh-day Adventist Residential Academies Colleges and Universities in the United States of America and Canada Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: An important concern of administrators is assessing the role of values in education. A high degree of values congruency between board chairmen and educational administrators seems essential for educational institutions to function effectively....

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    A Guidebook for Creating and Implementing a Spiritual Master Plan on Seventh-day Adventist Campuses of Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This document can be considered "a workbook for giving aid to a college or university as it seeks to be intentional in fulfilling the Gospel Commission on its campus." This paper was presented at the 23rd Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    A narrative case study describing the support culture for the change process in a small parochial, boarding secondary school Grade 8-Grade 12
    Problem: History acknowledges that change in education is difficult. Literature suggests that the educational system plays a critical role in individual school-change initiatives. Educators need to seek for better understanding of the influence that...

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    A Total Quality Approach to Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The total quality approach constantly examines the way things are done and looks for ways to improve processes and systems in order to obtain better results." Maguad explores "the possibility of integrating faith and learning in the classroom...

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    Addressing the Needs of the Non-Traditional Learner Lifelong
    Nontraditional learner needs must be addressed by colleges and universities. Higher education has changed due to the fewer students between the ages of 18-22 and the rapidly changing job market, which requires retraining and advanced training. Institutions...

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    Adventist Elementary Education - Our Fathers Plan for No Child Left Behind Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This devotional takes a fresh look at what God's plan is for No Child Left Behind in our Adventist Elementary education.

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    American Association of Christian Schools - AACS Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The oldest national voice for Christian school education, the American Association of Christian Schools, is celebrating its 35th anniversary as one of the leading Christian school organizations in the country. AACS provides over thirty programs and services...

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    Andrews Academy: An Exemplary Private School Grade 9-Grade 12
    Andrews Academy was selected by the Council for American Private Education (C.A.P.E.) as one of 65 exemplary private schools in America in June 1985. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Terrell Bell developed the project in response to the "Nation at Risk"...

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    Andrews University Archived Webinars Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Find archived webinars for principals, beginning in 2011, shared by the Leadership Department at Andrews University. Topics include budgets, ethical and spiritual leading, team building, technology, marketing and recruiting, collaboration, and more.

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    Apply the Book Education in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can we apply the principles found in the book Education today? And what does a school look like that did this? This presentation will show a process to convert an Adventist school into an Education education. It will also show actual artifacts...

  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology Tertiary-Lifelong
    AECT provides leadership in educational communication and technology by linking professionals involved with information technology in education. The journal, TechTrends, covers current issues and applications of technology in education.

  • Athenaeum Light Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Athenaeum Light is a free and easy-to-use library program. It can be used both in the library and to track textbooks. Useful for small schools with limited budgets, but can handle large catalogues and manage borrower lists easily.

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    AU Leadership Homepage Tertiary-Lifelong
    The Andrews University's Leadership Program homepage provides information about the program, application process, curriculum and research information, and links to on-line libraries.

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    Becoming the Best Christian Workplace We Can Be Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Adventist educators need to ask themselves: Is our school the best Christian workplace it can be? If not, there are opportunities for God's grace to be manifested and for Christ's model of leadership to be followed more closely. Christian organizations...

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    Being the Lead Learner Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention presentation from Learning Systems Associates uses L.E.A.D.21 (Landscape, Engagement, Authentic Action, Determination, 21st Century) to outline the capacities of a professional learner.

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    Better Vision in the Body of Christ Grade 9-Lifelong
    The church benefits from eyes that are young, old, and different shaped and colored, to creatively respond to the near, the culturally specific, and the contemporary issues of our day. Like corrective lenses, vision is further sharpened by sound theology that...

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    Boardsmanship 101 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A comprehensive discussion on the role of a board member and trustee in the successful governance and operation of educational Seventh-day Adventist institutions. Some topics include: Why is Boardsmanship Important?; Roles and Responsibilities; Board Members...

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    Budgets and Boards Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A schools budget plan reflects is commitment to education in monetary terms. The combined efforts of staff, school organizations, constituency members, and the board, in preparing the budget, will help schools become more accountable to those they serve. Topics...

  • Caring Enough to Confront Tertiary-Lifelong
    Discussing trust, anger, change, prejudice, blame, guilt, loyalty, and conscience, the author describes a lifestyle for Christians who care enough to risk confronting others when differences become important. Especially for Christians who care deeply about...

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    Challenging the Status Quo - The Journey from a So-So School to an Effective One Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on staff development discusses the process that the school board at South Bend Junior Academy (Indiana) went through to address the two major problems: declining enrollment and nonpayment of tuition. This report shares...

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    Christian Leadership Center Tertiary-Lifelong
    The Christian Leadership Center (CLC) is an interdisciplinary organization of Andrews University providing inspiration, on-going leadership development, coaching, consultation, and research for a network of church and community leadership throughout the world....

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    Control - Ellen White Study Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Embark on a study about the control that Christ has, we have, and Satan has with this compilation of Ellen White quotes.[For a complete list of Ellen White publication abbreviations visit the White Estate.]

  • Converge Magazine -3-Lifelong
    Converge provides inspiration and guidance for a new generation of leadership embracing technology and creating new, more effective education models. A free resource of ideas on the utilization of technology to deliver quality education in our schools.

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    Courageous Leadership Grade 9-Lifelong
    When the spiritual gift of leadership comes alive in churches everywhere, the church will become the hope of the world and a most influential force for good. This is far more than another book on leadership strategies and techniques.

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    Covenant Leadership - A Biblical Model for Marketing without Marketing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McKenzie presents a Biblical model for marketing without marketing. This presentation was part of the 2005 Marketing Our Mission Summit.

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    Covenant Leadership - A Service Strategy for Marketing Without Marketing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McKenzie suggests that a educational leadership is ready for a paradigm shift. He explores the nature of covenant leadership and the levels of service. This presentation was part of the 2005 NAD Marketing Our Mission Summit.

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    Creating an Environment for Excellence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers' attitudes and perceptions about workplace climate and job-related tasks are important elements in creating an environment of excellence. Using a framework for teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms, the author examines factors that lead to teacher...

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    Creating and Managing Successful Teams Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A presentation for NAD school principals, available in 5 video parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,...

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    Customer Service Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McKenzie shares that effective customer service is not accidental, but intentional. He provides examples from several companies and offers suggestions for Adventist education.

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    Daniel - Ellen White study Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In Star Trek, whenever conditions deteriorated, the characters could remove themselves from the situation by saying, "Beam me up, Scotty." By contract, Daniel and his friends never never asked to be removed from a situation. Rather they asked...

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    Darkest Before Dawn: Why Adventist Schools Decline Preschool-Grade 12
    Anderson proposes that common reasons cited for the decline of Adventist school enrollment in North America are secondary to six root causes:
    1. a lack of passion for the unique mission and message of the Adventist church
    2. a misunderstanding of...

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    Descending into Greatness Grade 9-Lifelong
    In a society where "upward mobility" is the highest goal, Bill Hybels asks a tough question: Do Christians place God's desires first-or their own? In Descending into Greatness, Hybels and writer Rob Wilkins take the example of Christ's downward journey...

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    Developing the Leader Within You Tertiary-Lifelong
    John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change. The...

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    Do You Have An Attitude? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Mike Lekic examines the role various attitudes have in shaping perceptions parents and students may have about Adventist schools. He believes that when expectations are met, many more Adventist youth will choose to attend Adventist schools.

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    Does Adventist Education Still Have a Niche? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McKenzie discusses the Nude, Nudge, and Niche Factors in marketing Adventist education. He encourages administrators to face the bare facts, find solutions, and focus on the unique mission of Adventist education. This presentation was part of the 2005 NAD...

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    Educational Administrators - Leaders or Managers? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this TEACH Journal article, the author asks: "What is the difference between leadership and management? What is the role and function of leaders and managers and how does each group cope with change?" Readers are challenged to consider a solution...

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    Educational Leadership in the 21st Century: Challenges and Expectations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A summary of major issues facing school leadership in the 21st century, this article posits that a clear understanding of the issues will enable Adventist educational administrators and teachers to prepare for the future. Topics include: Modeling Leadership;...

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    Educational Leadership Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to leadership resources useful for teachers, principals, and administrators.

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    Eight Pet Peeves of Adventist College and University Board Members Tertiary-Lifelong
    Richard Osborn addresses the challenges of serving on college and university boards by identifying 8 complaints/concerns board members often share. He offers solutions for each one, and suggests that implementing the solutions will enable boards, collectively...

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    Essential Skills and Attitudes for Principals in Developing Countries Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article discusses the characteristics required by those working in an educational administration role in a developing country.

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    Establishing Personal Ethics - Modelling Principles of Spiritual Leadership for a Christian Educator Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The most important aspect of being a spiritual leader is not perfection in everything one does, but consistency in one’s life and attitude, in public and in private. As an educator, it is especially important to lead by example."

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    Future Leadership of Schools in Australia - Employee Perceptions of Taking on the Challenge Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Educational systems are experiencing a global leadership crisis...there is a lack of willingness from classroom teachers to take on school leadership roles. Anecdotal evidence would suggest this is also the case within Adventist Schools Australia (ASA),...

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    Getting Down to Business - Thinking Strategically about Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Consider Inter-American Division plans focusing on improving Adventist education system across all levels in their region.

  • Getting to Yes Tertiary-Lifelong
    We're constantly negotiating in our lives. For those who need help winning these battles, Roger Fisher has developed a simple and straightforward five-step system for how to behave in negotiations. The book, based on research from the Harvard Negotiation Project,...

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    GRIP -- Growing Relationships Involves People Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How's your grip? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores core issues concerning principals and leadership issues, from staffing to parents and the community. It focuses on understanding school climate as it relates to relationships and successful...

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    Guiding Principles for Cultivating Sustainable Christian School Cultures in an Era of Change Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This article presents a selection of findings arising from a recent study that analysed and investigated how sustainable Christian school cultures can be cultivated during changing times. The inquiry was positioned within the contextually bounded system...

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    How Educational Leaders Can Use Counseling Principles and Skills Grade 9-Lifelong
    What counseling skills would help administrators and leaders better address the needs of those they serve?

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    How to Deal With Difficult People Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Janet Mallery shares principles for managing conflict with difficult parents, colleagues, principals, school staff, students, and others. Principles discussed in this article include: confine the conflict, know how many people are involved, be suspicious of...

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    Impossible Challenges Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Dennis Marshall shares insightful, motivational thoughts on facing the challenges that come with a new academic year. He notes that while the year 2003 may bring many challenges for students, parents, teachers and school administrators, confronting these challenges...

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    Indicators of Effective Leadership Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A list of indicators of an effective leader as described by surveyed educators.

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    Institutional Grace - An Oxymoron? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gordon Bietz asks the question "Is it possible to communicate a loving, warm, accepting God in an institutional setting?" as he addresses the issue of institutional grace. This article shares insights on the laws of grace in the early Christian church,...

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    It Can Be Done! Returning An Adventist School to Health Preschool-Lifelong
    Anderson outlines 8 steps and one 'always step' to return an Adventist school to health in this presentation to Canadian Adventist teachers.

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    JAE Editorial: A Renewed College Commitment Tertiary-Lifelong
    From 1975 to 1984, the percentage of Seventh-day Adventist students attending Seventh-day Adventist colleges decreased. Between 1984 and 1990, the percentage went up. The editorial suggests that one reason for the increase might be an emphasis on hiring more...

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    JAE Editorial: What If...? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What if there were no church schools? No Christian education? Calvin Rock poses that if there were no church schools, Adventism, as we know it, would cease to exist. He also poses the opposing questions, What if all pastors, administrators, teachers, parents,...

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    JAE Editorial: An Ethic for Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    John M. Fowler discusses servanthood as the foundational principle in a Christian educational ethic. Using the shepherd/sheep metaphor, he suggests that a teacher or administrator desiring to be a successful shepherd of his or her students or organization,...

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    JAE Editorial: Are You Drawing Pictures? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Some young people believe higher education to be irrelevant, time-consuming, and costly. These are short-sighted views colored by the desire for instant success and the freedom to order one's life according to personal wishes. The classroom teacher can support...

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    JAE Editorial: Choosing to Stand Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dulan prompts readers to consider the impact of not speaking up on committees or boards. When members of committees and boards choose not to share their own ideas or rightly speak out regarding the perspectives of those they represent, their participation...

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    JAE Editorial: Finding Equality at the Foot of the Cross Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Citing current statistics on inequality of access to education and employment advancement, Simmons calls for action through Christian education. "Adventist education must be available to all of our children and youth, and genuine revival and reformation...

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    JAE Editorial: In Focus Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In the light of disorientation or the condition being experienced by both Adventist and Christian denominations, leadership seems paralyzed to act decisively. Based on the Bible and the principles of Ellen G. White, the Journal of Adventist Education continues...

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    JAE Editorial: Introducing the New Team and Game Plan Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Beardsley introduces the new Seventh-day Adventist General Conference education leadership team, including four newly appointed members and six continuing members. She briefly outlines a four-point game plan for the new quinquennium, which focuses on 1) Adventist...

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    JAE Editorial: Reading, 'Riting, and Recruiting Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gene Edelbach's editorial addresses current enrollment concerns in Adventist elementary schools, academies, colleges and universities throughout the North American Division, and states that the goal and challenge for educators should be to double the number...

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    JAE Editorial: The Adventist School Principal - From Listening to Leadership Grade 1-Lifelong
    This JAE editorial features the team who make this publication a success. Articles in this issue include:
    Leading From the Sanctified Heart
    The...

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    JAE Editorial: The Risk and the Promise: A Moment of Truth Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gordon Madgwick writes about the challenges facing Adventist education on the cusp of the 1990s. He outlines the establishment of Project Affirmation as a means of addressing change.

    Articles in this issue include:
    Reclaiming...


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    Lead Management vs. Boss Management - Quality or Coercion? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Boss, lead and laissez-faire management styles are compared in the context of educational leadership. Six leadership characteristics are discussed: loving, listening, leveling, learning, leading, and limiting. Research and experience on management is shared,...

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    Lead versus Boss Management Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch a 2009 presentation to NAD school principals on leadership styles and educational administration, in six 10-15 minute segments: Part 1, Part 2,...

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    Leadership - Acting Responsibly and Ethically - Lessons from the Life of Saul Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "The life of Saul is preserved in Scripture, not for us to decide his eternal destiny but for us to learn how to face life’s challenges. Saul’s life as a leader illustrates some of the most common ethical mistakes of leadership."

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    Leadership - The Key Dimension in Adventist Tertiary Educational Administration Tertiary-Lifelong
    Birkenstock discusses Christian leadership, it's context in educational administration, different leadership concepts and definitions, and it's chief elements. He also points out aspects of Christian leadership that should be considered in developing educational...

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    Leadership and religiosity - A study of Seventh-day Adventist K-12 school leaders Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Procedure: This study investigated (a) the primary leadership orientations of school leaders in relation to Bolman and Deal's (1997) four-part framework of leadership, (b) the relationships between leadership and religiosity (Batson, et al, 1993), and...

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    Leadership Style and Learner Outcome in Adventist Secondary Schools Grade 9-Lifelong
    "To become a productive instructional leader the Adventist principal must translate the wealth of research on school excellence into an on-going school based staff development program that will help teachers deliver classroom instruction that increases...

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    Leadership Style, School Climate, and the Institutional Commitment of Teachers Grade 8-Grade 12
    "This study explored the relationships among principals' leadership style, school climate, and the organizational commitment of teachers in Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in the Philippines. The organizational commitment model developed by Steers...

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    Leading a Character Driven School Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article outlines six principles that will help leaders to successfully implement a character development program. They are a vision, modeling, professional development, integrated teaching, balanced assessment, financing for service learning. The article...

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    Leading from the Heart Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The world values money, power, and status; God values humility, compassion, and transparency. Many leaders’ behavior demonstrates that their values are the world’s. Leading from the heart, as explained in this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation,...

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    Leading the Journey - an eNewsletter on Excellence in Leadership Preschool-Grade 12
    Each two-page newsletter includes concise, practical articles for Adventist school principals. Published monthly online, each issue references current research from a Christian perspective, inspiring principals to lead in sphere of influence.

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    Leading Up - Practicing Leadership at Any Level Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that educators must employ many leadership skills, yet many are not in top or designated power positions. If they are successful, they provide leadership in the truest sense–leadership that...

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    M.I.N.T.S. - Masterful Ideas Needed to Survive Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Seven ideas to help teachers and leaders survive and be successful in their work and interactions with others.

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    Making our Good Schools Great Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Dupuis lists three things that can be improved about Adventist Education: finances, school board, and vision, and suggests ways to improve them.

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    Management - A Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    For the Christian manager managerial techniques "are not as critical as the framework in which management is practiced. The challenge is to reflect the Christian faith in managing people and resources. This essay explores the underlying currents in many...

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    Management - A Faith-based Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    This textbook explores management issues from a Christian worldview. "By presenting the biblical record on major management issues and contemporary management scholarship findings, this text encourages the integration of a perspective founded on the values...

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    Managing Change - Concepts and Approaches Tertiary
    "The difficult challenge that always confronts higher education institutions in their efforts to innovate programs, policies, structure, culture, and the whole educational system as needed, prompted leaders and teachers to understand the basic concept...

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    Means and ends of the Andrews University leadership program - A study of its critical components and outcomes as they relate to the mission statement Tertiary-Lifelong
    Problem: The history of education shows tensions between its means and ends. Tensions became more apparent in contemporary Christian educational institutions. The Leadership Program (LP) of Andrews University was developed as an alternative and innovative...

  • Christian Resource
    Mission Enablers Preschool-Grade 12
    Mission Enablers consults primarily with Christian schools to create and implement plans that enhance their mission, build their capacity to serve, and improve their sustainability. Get information on enrollment, marketing, or fund raising. Sign up for their free newsletter.

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    Mission Enablers: Nonprofit Boards and Leadership blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "How the board interacts with the staff, how it makes decisions, and what issues it focuses on are important to the sustainability of the organization. We provide short, simple, useful guidance that makes board governance easier and improves organizational sustainability."

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    Mission Enablers: Nonprofit Leadership blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "[Being mission centric] is how one serves clients and fulfills the mission. It is how one creates a competitive advantage and becomes distinguishable from others. It is what the donors pay for. In short, it is why every nonprofit exists."

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    Missional Educational Leadership in Urban Settings Kindergarten-Tertiary
    “Missionally minded educators are called to engage students, parents, and community members in a shared commitment to change…[which requires]: vision, contextualized behaviors, empowerment of students and others, intentional transformation, and God-honored commitment.”

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    Moses Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Study the life of Moses through a series of Ellen White quotations interspersed with additional thoughts from the author.[For a complete list of Ellen White publication abbreviations visit the White Estate.]

  • Motivating and Inspiring Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong
    For principals, teachers, team leaders, and all other educators, this book is filled with strategies to motivate and stimulate all those involved in education. Included in this book are simple suggestions which you can integrate into your current daily routines....

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    Not So with You! A Biblical Paradigm for Leadership Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "The notion of a close link between leadership and influence is very important in the Bible. This article examines a passage from Deuteronomy, which is often referred to as the 'Law of the King' (Deuteronomy 17:14-20), and deduces some basic points related...

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    Nurturing the Mind of the Christian Professional Lifelong
    "The Christian professional must be a thinking being, whose thoughts are grounded in the conception of eternity and an understanding of God. Some secular authors suggest that Christians aren’t good at thinking. This paper argues that Christians...

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    Organizational Development - Faith Integrated Curriculum and Lesson Plan Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This is a lesson plan to teach one three hour session on Christian Organizational Development, from a curriculum for the graduate students preparing to serve as administrators, leaders, and pastors in India." This document is a graduate class project.

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    Organizational Leadership : A Study of the Perceptions of Servant Leadership Practices and Beliefs and its Implications for a Private Christian Institution of Higher Education in Brazil Tertiary
    Purpose: This study verified the perceptions of the workers of Brazil Adventist University, (UNASP) regarding the beliefs and practices of servant leadership by using data collected online through the instrument called the Organizational Leadership...

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    Our Journey to Spirituality in School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Incorporating spirituality into a school is not a black and white issue, but by being intentional and emphasizing the roles of both teachers and students, schools can increase the feeling of spiritual intentionality in their halls. Livingstone Adventist Academy...

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    Pastors and Schools - A Dream Team Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    This article shares testimonies and tributes to pastors who invest themselves in church schools. The insights inspire and hopefully spark ideas for healthy partnerships between church and school in the ministry of Christian education of all God's children.

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    Perceptions pertaining to actual and prepared participation of teachers in decision making in North Philippine Academies - a comparative study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Shared decision making, focusing on faculty involvement and participation in decision making at the local school level, has been identified as an essential element in successful educational reform. The purpose guiding this study was to examine and compare...

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    Practical Public Relations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Despite limited financial resources, schools can do much to create positive perceptions and build relationships with the community, parents, prospective students, and the media. This article gives practical and creative examples of building relationships with...

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    Principals leadership styles and teacher empowerment as perceived by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist High Schools in South India Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The major purpose guiding this study was to provide insights to educational leaders regarding the relationships between leadership styles and teacher empowerment. Linked to this purpose were certain corollary intents: to determine the extent to which the teachers...

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    Principalship in High Definition - Another View of Leadership Success Preschool-Lifelong
    McKenzie reviews success from God's perspective as he reflects on the experience of numerous Biblical characters who were all too human. He then proposes a principal's agenda for success, offering suggestions to encourage principals to be leaders for God's...

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    Professional Ethics for Educational Administrators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist educational administrators need to develop and adopt a code of ethics founded upon Christian principles and tailored to the specifics of their culture and local situation. A tentative list of ethical principles are integrity, professional competence,...

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    Putting the Team in Teamwork Lifelong
    "This papers deals with the concepts related to teams and teamwork. Different types of teams are discussed with special emphasis given to participative intervention teams. The importance of teams as an agent for synergy and collaboration benefits not...

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    Relationship Between Leadership Practices of Seventh-day Adventist Administrators and Teacher Job Satisfaction of Seventh-day Adventist Teachers in India Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between the leadership practices of Seventh-day Adventist administrators and teacher job satisfaction as experienced and reported by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools of the Central India Union...

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    Religiosity in Christian educational leadership Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study investigated the primary leadership orientations of Christian school leaders and their association with religiosity. To this end, this study adopted two lines of thought and research: the religiosity theory proposed by Batson, Schoenrade, and Ventist...

  • Robert's Rules of Order Grade 9-Lifelong
    The revised and updated version of Robert's Rules of Order are all online here.

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    School leadership retention: A study of servant leadership and school leader satisfaction Preschool-Grade 12
    The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative...

  • School Uniforms: French Toast Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An online supplier of school uniforms. Online catalog.

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    SDACC Office of Education Master Plan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A master plan stating the goals which guide the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada's (SDACC) Office of Education in directing the K-12 education system throughout Canada. The plan addresses six goals: administration, spirituality, curriculum and instruction,...

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    Servant Leadership - Fulfilling the Biblical Paradigm Grade 6-Tertiary
    Discover what it means to be a good leader. The author proposes six key elements are shared by servant leaders: they provide leadership, value people, develop people, share leadership, build community, and serve others. Servant leaders shift from answering...

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    Servant Leadership -- A New Paradigm for Successful Administration Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article provides a definition, characteristics and implications of servant leadership. It also shows that this type of leadership is found in both the Old and New Testaments, and exemplified in the life of Christ.

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    Servant Leadership and Principalship Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 Teachers Convention presentation will provide a brief overview of leadership theories, biblical basis for servant leadership, and Spears 10 characteristics of servant leadership. Additionally, it will provide a practical guide and application for...

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    Serving and Leading in Schools - A Discussion of Leadership Models and How Australian School Communities Can Benefit Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "History portrays leaders as people of great power, charisma and prestige. Winston Churchill or George Washington could easily exemplify these types of traits. Servants, on the other hand, are portrayed as obsequious, obedient and lacking in...

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    Seventy-Two Hours To Go! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Kathleen Mitchell shares insights gleaned after two weeks of trying to keep the doors of her school open. She shares how facing the challenging financial decisions, recalling words of wisdom and appreciation from students and parents, and holding on to scriptural...

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    Short and Snappy - Strategic Planning for Dummies Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    One of the best ways to build constituent and employee support for Adventist schools is to create short and snappy strategic plans. Because the process seems so complex, many principals and superintendents simply put it on the "back burner" wondering...

  • Adventist Resource
    Should Adventist Colleges and Universities Differ from One Another? Tertiary-Lifelong
    The college and university demographic continues to change as students from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Europe, and Mexico immigrate to the United States. Atlantic Union College President Lashley posits that each of the church's institutions...

  • Christian Resource
    Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Spiritual Leadership will equip those called to leadership positions with the tools to move God's people on to His agenda. The authors teach on approaching leadership from a biblical perspective.

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    Spirituality and Leadership - Lessons from Acts Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "When spirituality characterizes leadership, the church and its institutions as a whole shall turn to its main function: proclamation, evangelism, mission, nurture, healing, awaiting."

  • Adventist Resource
    Spirituality in Educational Leadership - Engaging with the Research Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This article reviews eight research studies from literature that focus on spirituality in educational leadership. The discussion will be of interest to educational leaders across a range of sectors who intentionally value spirituality within their professional...

  • Adventist Resource
    Strength-based Leadership Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bayer discusses "Strengths Finder," a book by Tom Rath that emphasizes developing strengths instead of strengthening weaknesses.

  • Adventist Resource
    Striving for Excellence When Circumstances Work Against It Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bradfield addresses popular misconceptions and myths about school improvement. Shared are significant observations about what makes a school successful, even in difficult circumstances, along with the administrators

  • Adventist Resource
    Teacher Evaluations - One Size does not Fit All Preschool-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the differences teachers have regarding evaluation needs. The same standard form-driven evaluation used for all teachers rarely encourages teacher growth. Learn some strategies to differentiate the practice...

  • Adventist Resource
    Technology Planning - A Guide for School Boards Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Every Adventist school needs to have a technology plan that is supported by its governing board, administration, and teaching staff. To ensure successful use of technology in the classroom, school boards should follow five basic steps: Visioning, Planning, Modeling, Funding, and Training.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Administration of Seventh-day Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Victor Fitch comments on the commitment administrators within the Canadian Union have toward implementation of the Master Plan for education, and notes that communication and close co-operation between each level of administration reaching to the classroom...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Administrative Adventure Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Finding and identifying your personal philosophy as an administrator is an adventure and takes much soul searching and depth. Topics include: Trust in God; Integrity in All Things; Work Hard; Have Fun; Use Binoculars; Psychology and the Individual Approach;...

  • The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching -3-Lifelong
    Leadership coaching has become vitally important to today's most successful businesses. The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching is a landmark resource that presents a variety of perspectives and best practices from today's top executive coaches....

  • Adventist Resource
    The Blessings of Serving on a Small School Board Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Working with school boards in small schools can be a tremendously rewarding experience if one is willing to work with the community, listen carefully, gather support, and appreciate God's blessing. Topics in this article include: School board is like a family;...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Case Against Committees Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Why not form a committee?" is often the clarion cry of many a school or operating board. According to Furst, "Committees can slow progress, strangle innovation, promote mediocrity and discourage initiative." His article addresses the effectiveness...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Case of the Disappearing Diploma...And Its Dramatic Resolution Tertiary-Lifelong
    A former academy principal illustrates the value and power of reconciliation, the two way act of forgiving purposeful or perceived wrongs. He shares the joys of healing and peace that comes as a result of forgiveness.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Centered Set - How Adventist Colleges and Universities Can Thrive and Fulfill Their Mission in the 21st Century Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Does Adventism need another model of higher education? The downward trend in enrollment, the increased numbers of students from other faiths at institutions of higher education all demand the church look at new approaches. The centered set may provide...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Challenge of Change Tertiary-Lifelong
    Colleges and universities are expected to precipitate change. A college must be unique and yet be interdependent with its sponsoring church in terms of philosophy and mission, enrollment of the youth, and financial support. The challenge of change is addressed...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Challenge to Lead Kindergarten-Lifelong
    When boards govern, are they leading or managing? This article addresses the concern that many Adventist K-21 school boards over-manage and under-lead, by exploring key distinctions between leading and managing. Both skills are essential to perform four roles:...

  • Adventist Resource
    The contribution of education, experience, and personal characteristics on the reflective judgment of students preparing for school administration Tertiary
    Problem: School administrators must use high levels of reasoning to deal with the complexities of today's educational system. Reflective thinking has proven to be an effective administrative tool in problem solving, staff supervision, and school improvement,...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Influence of K-12 Christian Education on Leadership Development Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Christian schools are an environment that intentionally works to bring coherence to a student's moral and ethical development, which is a critical component of leadership development. It is then important to understand how the effect of that educational...

  • The Learning Leader Tertiary-Lifelong
    Is your school leading, learning, lucky, or losing? Acclaimed author and consultant Douglas Reeves helps you answer that question and discover the leadership actions that will lead your organization to higher student achievement. Drawing from research studies...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Nexus Between Principals’ Leadership Characteristics and Primary Teachers’ Response to Challenges of Change - Teachers Are Functioning on the Outside but How Are They Coping on the Inside? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Significant change is occurring in the education systems in most countries around the world. This article, based on a larger educational change study, examines perceptions of Australian primary teachers employed within the Seventh-day Adventist Church...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Ombudsperson's Role in Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    The role of ombudsperson in Adventist colleges and universities is very recent. An Andrews University's ombudsperson explains the role of the position and its importance in the college and university community.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Role of Faith in God in Administrative Decision-making - a Descriptive Multiple Case Study of Three African-American Christian Women Administrators of American Higher Education Tertiary
    Problem: Faith in God is a phenomenon that is difficult to define. Yet, it can be seen as an attitude of complete trust in God. As Proctor (1995) stated, faith in God is believing that there is a purpose and a power (called God) available to each of...

  • Christian Resource
    The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make Tertiary-Lifelong
    In a light, readable style, Dr. Hans Finzel reveals the 10 most common leadership mistakes. Using case studies, pertinent biblical principles and a collection of leadership lore, he offers an invaluable tool for anyone in a supervisory or leadership role.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Unprincipaled Teacher - Being Your Own Administrator Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article suggests some strategies for improving the administrative skills of those who must teach and act as principal at the same time. The Small School Survival Guide, published by the North American Division, offers suggestions about fulfilling...

  • Adventist Resource
    Thinking Success Kindergarten-Grade 12
    School administrators with high expectations, positive self-concepts, and specific goals, will greatly improve any school program. Most individuals live up to the expectations others hold for them. School administrators can influence student achievement without...

  • Adventist Resource
    Total Quality in the Classroom Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist education achieving continuous improvement through improved quality control is the focus of this article. The author examines Adventist education practices through the lens of quality control principles with topic areas such as Redefining Quality;...

  • Adventist Resource
    Trust as a Critical Success Factor in Educational Organizations Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares research literature which suggests that trust components of benevolence, competence, reliability and transparency are critical success factors in education leadership.

  • Urban Legend Combat Kit Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A free online collection of canned responses to help you combat Internet myths and urban legends. When someone sends you an urban legend, just cut and paste the appropriate response from the list below.

  • Adventist Resource
    Values and Leadership Characteristics of Seventh-day Adventist Academy Teachers in Michigan Grade 9-Grade 12
    Problem: Two important aspects in the life and work of teachers are their values and leadership styles. The values they hold affect the influence they exert and the knowledge they impart, and the leadership styles they practice determine in part their...

  • Adventist Resource
    W W Prescott - Adventist Educations Renaissance Man Tertiary
    Adventist institutions are challenged to find qualified leaders for schools. W.W.Prescott's story provides insights into this Adventist pioneer's journey to becoming an educational leader worth noting.

  • What Great Principals Do Differently Tertiary-Lifelong
    What are the specific qualities and practices of great principals which elevate them above the rest? Blending school-centered studies and experience working with hundreds of administrators, the author reveals the 15 things that the most successful principals...

  • Adventist Resource
    Working Smarter, Not Harder - Administrative Leadership Styles in Adventist Colleges Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the results of research conducted at the 1995 General Conference session in Utrecht, Holland, gathered from Adventist college and university presidents throughout the world field and provides a challenge to administrative excellence in...

  • Adventist Resource
    Would You Like to Lead? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Isaac Zayachkowski shares thoughts on what makes a good leader. He suggests that effective leaders have certain characteristics that enable them to succeed in their chosen careers or professions.