Catholic School improvement efforts rely heavily on Leadership. In my 30 plus years of partnering with more than 6000 Catholic schools in 120 Catholic dioceses I can say with certainty that the difference between a good Catholic school and a great one is the school leader. I encourage all Catholic school leaders and in particular […]Read more "Catholic School Leadership is a Reflective Practice"
Educators and those within the education industry are well aware of the constant changes and innovations that occur on a yearly basis. New studies may be released promoting certain teaching strategies as opposed to others, or detailing the types of environments children seem to thrive in that contradict a traditional setting. Regardless, professionals with years […]Read more "Education Research: What to Know for the New Year"
Easter is the culmination of the most important week in the Christian calendar, and marks the grand, triumphant culmination of the season of Lent. Although Easter is commonly associated with bunnies and eggs, chicks and flowers, the true meaning of Easter centers on the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. When teaching Easter in the […]Read more "Teaching Easter in Classrooms"
Some say the Catholic Church is in decline and yet others say it is a Church in hospice. It is true the U.S. Church has experienced about a 3% decline in the last ten years confirmed by two massive PEW studies … and a decline in religious vocations, but don’t be too quick to rush […]Read more "The Catholic Church in the US"
Yesterday The growth of the Catholic schools in this country really received its impetus from the Plenary Councils of Baltimore in the late 1880’s. In the Third Council of Baltimore it was decreed that every parish must have a parish school. It was also suggested that these schools were to be free for every child. […]Read more "The Plenary Council of Baltimore to the New Millennium – “Steven Virgadamo” reflects on Catholic Schools"
This post is from Catholic New York: We’re in the middle of Catholic Schools Week, which extends through Saturday. Activities and special celebrations are taking place at many Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese, as we told you in myriad listings in our last issue. There’s another school-related celebration that you should know about. Although it […]Read more "Great School Leaders Are Often Found in the Classroom"
This post and the image are originally from Fordham GSE News, the website for news from Fordham University. Last week, The Center for Catholic for School Leadership and Faith-Based Education hosted their first in a series of three Entrepreneurial Leadership Seminars focused on Leading Through Crisis. Catholic school leaders from New York City, Long Island, […]Read more "Catholic School Leaders Discuss Planning to Avert Crisis"