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Ready for the Season

from March 1st, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

The typical school year certainly ebbs and flows. We’ll have times where we’re energized and excited about all of the possibilities (i.e., the beginning of school), and then we’ll have times where we feel overwhelmed with the busyness around us. Depending on our responsibilities and commitments, those times can vary, but inevitably all of us […]

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Fun Professional Development

from February 17th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I’m excited about today. Ever since the first faculty inservice meeting I ever attended, I have always looked forward to inservice, and today is no different. I enjoy stepping back from the daily routine, reconnecting with colleagues, and learning ways to improve. I hope you’re looking forward to today’s time together as well. In addition […]

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Make The Jump

from February 10th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

How far is the distance between What we are and What we want to be? Whether we’re talking about a particular lesson, a project, a unit, a class, a faculty, a school, a community— any entity, really— I’m guessing the jump isn’t as far as we think. To make the jump, two things are needed: […]

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My Why

from February 3rd, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

God’s timing is indeed good. This has been a challenging week for me, and yesterday I had the privilege of eating lunch with one of our seniors who is interested in pursuing a career in education. She had asked me a couple of weeks ago if she could interview me, so we met yesterday. I […]

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The Baseball Hall of Fame

from January 20th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

On Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame (HOF) published the list of players who have been chosen for the 2017 Hall of Fame induction class. Each year the voting causes controversy and discussion in the sports world, especially regarding players involved in the steroid era of baseball. Should Barry Bonds be voted in? What about […]

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A Dream for our Country

from January 13th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

The Friday before Martin Luther King Day last year, I shared with you a great resource for listening to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. As I think about next week, it’s a big week for our country— we’ll honor Dr. King again on Monday, and then on Friday, we will have the inauguration […]

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Living On Mission

from January 9th, 2017 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

My friend Grant, his wife, and three kids live in Mazatlán, Mexico, serving as missionaries through an organization called Back2Back Ministries. The main focus of their work is partnering with three local children’s homes and providing the spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social support the children so desperately need. Grant and his family have been […]

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The Teacher Report Card

from December 9th, 2016 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

In an episode of the Better Leaders, Better Schools podcast titled “Learning by Doing,” Daniel Bauer interviews Don Wettrick, the Innovation Coordinator at Noblesville High School (which is just outside of Indianapolis, IN). For the past few years, Don has been teaching a nontraditional class modeled after Google’s Genius Hour and has written a book […]

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Exulting in Monotony

from December 2nd, 2016 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I loved the thought Ian Thomas shared in chapel this week about exulting in monotony. I’ve read the quote below quite a few times since Tuesday’s chapel because there’s so much truth in it. “Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They […]

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Our New Trampoline

from November 18th, 2016 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

With the weather being so nice lately, the Collier kids got an early Christmas present from their Nana and Paw on Saturday— a trampoline. The boys and I spent a few hours assembling it Sunday afternoon, and then all the kids (and I) jumped for a couple of hours that evening. The next morning, they […]

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