Month: August 2012

Church Leadership: Who Leads Disruptive Innovation?

Christensen concludes his book discussing the need and ways to improve educational research, describing the organizational structures, and the need to think deeply about how those structures operate and exist in the educational system and their resulting impact. Approaching Christensen’s writings from a theological, church-based context I struggled to develop a reflection around how Christensen’s ideas on leadership and research… Read more →

My Baptism Liturgy Now Includes “Language Dancing”

I was surprised by the information in the chapter about the important development that happens in the first 36 months of life. Parents clearly play a huge role in the cognitive development of their children by doing simple things like increasing the amount of words they say to their children from infancy. Christensen says that this is called “language dancing,”… Read more →

Calling All Parents!

This week, in the fifth chapter, Christensen starts to unpack a tangible vision for student-centric learning in the classroom. Christensen outlines the battle lines of the traditional model for guiding student learning. On one side is the textbook manufactures with entrenched educators and committees that approve the content all focused on the most important learning style (l. 2313-2325). On the… Read more →