from April 22nd, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Even though the weather didn’t cooperate as we had hoped it would, our school came through in a big way for our ACCESS Gators Meet / Day of Service. It’s a day when we’re at our best. Thank you for your hard work, positive attitudes, and willingness to help. I love pausing from the daily […]

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They’ve Lost Their Minds

from April 12th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I’ve heard it a few times this week— “These kids have lost their minds,” and while it may feel like it at times, it’s nothing new. It happens every April. Spring Break’s in the past, the weather’s pleasant, days get longer, spring sports are up and running, schedules are filled with just one more thing, and the […]

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The Simpleness of Monotony

from April 5th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough […]

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Rest & Replenish

from March 29th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

“We need to do our ministry and our work out of the overflow of what God is putting into us.” Gary Haugen CEO and founder of International Justice Mission Some years we come back from spring break rested and ready to get back to school. Other years we come back tired from a busy spring […]

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The Whole Child

from March 25th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Each day as we walk into school, we pass under banners that say, “Love the Lord with all your Heart, Soul, Mind, & Strength.” The context of those banners comes from Mark 12:30-31, when Jesus is identifying the greatest commandments— to love God and to love our neighbors. What I love about that passage is how heart, soul, […]

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Growth & Perspective

from March 8th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

After listening to a great sermon this past Sunday at PV, I thought about a book I read about eight years ago that really impacted me at the time, so I decided to re-read it this week. A lot has happened in my life since I last read Radical by David Platt (we have a few more kids, […]

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Intentional Teacher-ing

from March 1st, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

This past Sunday, I attended the Intentional Parenting conference with Sissy Goff and David Thomas, and after reflecting on my notes, so much of the parenting ideas work for teachers as well. During the conference, we discussed four different areas of intentional parenting, and below are some of my key takeaways: Being a Connected Parent […]

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from February 22nd, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I got beat in chess by a student… again… and I’m officially out of the chess tournament organized by Mr. Santos. There was nowhere to hide in the library when I heard “checkmate,” and the worst thing about it was I didn’t see the move coming. One minute I’m moving my bishop to set up […]

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Quantity Time

from February 15th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Dads spend an average of about twenty-six minutes per day one-on-one with their kids when the kids are younger than twelve, but that number drops to less than nine minutes per day during the teenage years. The average amount of time that a mom spends with her kids when they’re young is about thirty-one minutes […]

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Getting Better at Getting Better

from February 8th, 2019 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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