School Research from a Christian Research 1 University Perspective

By: Jon Eckert What does it mean to be the only protestant Christian Research 1 university in the world? As an unambiguously Christian university, we can ground all our work in the confident humility (Grant, 2021) that comes from knowing that as Augustine asserted “All truth is God’s truth.” This means we can pursue truth without fear from all different disciplinary perspectives. In 1994, Mark Noll wrote, “The scandal of the evangelical mind is that […]

Making Your New Place of Work Feel Like Home

CASA: A Framework for Making Your New Place of Work Feel Like Home

I do have a framework that can keep you focused and patient while you are going through the process of learning every detail over again about your new job (how do I sign in again?) and developing relationships with your new colleagues (what’s your name again?). This framework has now provided me focus, comfort, and patience in two very large professional transitions in the past 7 years.

Baylor University Center for School Leadership

Catalysts: An Introduction to the Center Fellows

By Erik Ellefsen, Director of Networks and Improvement In Jon Eckert’s video on Catalytic Leadership, he makes the important point that this type of sustainable leadership is his greatest hope for our work as educators in schools. He states that a catalyst: Is about the good work, Accelerates the good work, and Speeds up that good work without being used up. You can watch the video here to get a taste of how schools are changing the […]

A New Season for Baylor’s Center for School Leadership

By Matt Thomas One of the funniest commercials I enjoy watching this time of year shows a dad taking his children to an office supply store to buy school supplies. The commercial’s humor isn’t related to what you see but rather what you hear. The “soundtrack” playing is Andy Williams’ famous Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  As the song continues…with kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good […]