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Reflections and Insights

by Jill Anderson This past school year working with school leaders and educators from Texas and around the globe has been encouraging and inspiring to our team as we hear your incredible stories. Our blog, Baylor Center for School Leadership (BCSL) Insights, is a window into the world of our expert educators who authored most of the articles published. To encourage you as you enjoy summer and think about the school year ahead, we wanted […]

Tov and Joy in the Classroom

By: Laura Barringer This is adapted from a speech Laura gave at the “Leading a Culture of JOY” event in Chicago. In October 2020, my father and I published what became a bestselling book called A Church Called Tov. It is not a story I could have ever planned to write. After all, I am a school teacher and have spent two decades of my career teaching primary-grade children. Writing a book at all and […]

Chocolate Milkshakes. Four Ways to Better Understand Love in Education

By: Dr. Chris Hobbs It’s the last day of February! The month of Valentine’s Day, and as Charles Schultz, creator of Charlie Brown, famously quipped – ‘all you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.’ My wife and I have developed a new dating tradition of jumping in the car after dinner during a busy week, and burying our stress at a local Freddy’s where I have discovered an amazing […]

Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown

By: Sahira Kodra Looking back at the past few years the one word that comes to mind is heavy. The issues Christians and teachers are facing feel monumentous. Many leaders are reminded of the William Shakespheare play that created the idiom “heavy is the head that wears the crown.” We often hear about the burden and difficulties of being a leader. When I applied for the Master’s of School Leadership program, many of my friends […]

Bearing With Me

As school leaders, we must seek to grow in humility as we serve our families through building community, our students through teaching them their true source of worth, and our faculty and staff through encouraging them. We are stewards of many people, and we are called to serve other image-bearers that they might see the One whose image we bear.