The Light at the End of the Tunnel

from April 20th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

It’s easy to get distracted this time of year as we begin eyeing summer, but this is precisely when we need to focus and continue bringing our best every day. We have one more month of school left which means we have only one more month to strengthen our relationships with students this school year. […]

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All The Places To Go

from April 6th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Our annual “Evening at CAC” is tonight, and I’m excited about our guest speaker this year— John Ortberg, author of several books, including Soul Keeping, All The Places To Go, and The Life You’ve Always Wanted. John has also published numerous small group Bible studies that my life groups have used over the past several years. When I heard […]

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Daring Students

from April 2nd, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Yesterday, I helped a student narrow down a research paper topic for her online Composition class. Students are to write about a current trend in society, and she wanted to focus on teens leading movements in our society. She’ll do an excellent job on her paper and I can’t wait to read it, but the […]

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What We Value

from March 16th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Sometimes I’m naïve and think school’s all about academics— math, English, science, history— but the academics are just a portion of “school.” Along with academics, school is also about the social, spiritual, and physical lives of our students (truly “mind, body, and soul”). Tuesday’s intruder/lockdown drill reminded me of that, and it reinforced the core […]

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Bilbo and Gandalf

from March 2nd, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I’ve been reading The Hobbit with my kids the past few nights, and because I haven’t read it since I was in 8th grade, it’s as if I’m reading it for the first time. J.R.R. Tolkien is a masterful storyteller, and as I re-read the tale, I’m once again fascinated with the characters, the setting, and the […]

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from February 23rd, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

“If students leave school less curious than when they started, we have failed them.” -George Couros, author The Innovator’s Mindset As part of the senior’s cyber day assignment for Economics, I asked them to rank this assignment because I wanted to get some feedback to help me plan for cyber day #2. Of the 34 […]

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Working Together

from February 16th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Today’s going to be a great opportunity to be together, to think about teaching, and to visit with each other and build each other up. I’m thankful all three campuses will be together because it helps us see the big picture of what we’re about. It’s fun watching kids grow up (see the girl’s basketball […]

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Getting Better at Getting Better

from February 9th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

“High performance isn’t, ultimately, about running faster, throwing harder, or leaping farther. It’s about something much simpler: getting better at getting better.” -James Surowiecki The New Yorker November 10, 2014 Athletes are always looking for an edge— more time in the weight room, improved diets, obsessive film study, and even virtual reality— and the greatest athletes […]

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What’s Ahead

from February 2nd, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

“God knows our hearts and our desires, and if He called us to lead, then the best things He wants us to do are ahead of us, not behind us.” -Perry Noble author, The Most Excellent Way to Lead I came across this earlier in the week, and I knew that I would share it […]

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The Fabric of Our School

from January 26th, 2018 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

We had two big events on Mustang Mountain this week— the 5th Grade Great Adventure and our Middle School Open House last night. Both events are so much fun because we get the chance to show off our school and give people a glimpse into what we do on a daily basis. Each year when […]

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