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Planning to Promote Biblical Integration

By Dr. Milton Uecker

As we begin another academic year, the Lowrie Center will focus on a primary distinctive of Christian school education---biblical integration. Weekly posts will examine questions that should be addressed when planning biblically integrated lessons. Thinking through the answers to these questions can serve as a means of identifying the approach that bests fits the lesson’s content.  Today’s post is an overview of the questions.…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on August 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Child Development

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 3 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

Brain Growth…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on March 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Child Development: Cognitive Development

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 2 of 8 part series

Cognitive Development

Early childhood cognitive growth will be examined from the perspective of Jean Piaget’s developmental model and recent brain growth research.  Piaget’s stage theory became the cognitive focal point during the late 60s and 70s as scores of authors began to apply Piaget’s theory to educational…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on January 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Child Development: An Overview

By Milton V. Uecker, Ed.D.

Part 1 of 8 part series

Introduction

     To effectively teach and reach young children, parents, teachers and care providers must know child development.   Development is a continuous progression of forward movement, a pattern of growth that takes place in an individual starting at conception and moving across the entire life span. …

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on October 31, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

Wow love the new look!

Thank you all who are creating this resource! I really enjoy the new look and feel.  Thank you for the photos and messages - very inspiring!

Added by Chris Winkler on January 23, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments

Common Core State Standards

In keeping with the mission of the Lowrie Center to provide a forum for innovation, research and the enduring ideas the center would like to open a dialogue regarding the Common Core State Standards.



Consider the mission of the Common Core State Standards:



The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust… Continue

Added by Milton V. Uecker on October 7, 2012 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 8 of 8 part series (2005)

Fortunately for the adolescent, this foolish means to fulfillment no longer is enough. “Every person has an active disposition to choose to be the kind of person who trusts in his own resources, rather than in Christ’s to make life work” (Huggins 1989, 119). However, Huggins views adolescence as “designed by God to literally stop kids in their tracks and make them wrestle with some serious questions before they proceed…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on June 19, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 7 of 8 part series (2005)

Every school works to create a disciplined or moral environment through the establishment of behavioral standards or rules. Even though leading the way to kingdom living involves standards, it is not the standards (the law) that transform. In many cases standards that are poorly chosen and implemented will hinder transformation. Once established, if there are too many to enforce or if they are not owned by the faculty, the…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on June 4, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 6 of 8 part series (2005)

To this day I remember the ways in which my students and I met God through their acts of obedience. One response in particular stands out in my mind. Scott had only just entered the kingdom through a lesson in which repentance was a called-upon response. Following a later lesson on faith, the children discussed something they might do to place their trust in God. Scott had heard the testimony of a missionary several weeks…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on May 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 5 of 8 part series (2005)

According to Christian Smith (2005, 261), “the best social predictor, although not a guarantee, of what the religious and spiritual lives of youth will look like is what the religious lives of their parents do look like.” According to Smith, parents will “get what they are.” Barna (2003) lists parents as “tier one” influencers, along with contemporary music, movies, television programming, the Internet, publications, laws,…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on May 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

by Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 4 of 8 part series (2005)

The academic community is centered on staff who are carefully chosen for the task. All teachers must be trained not only to teach their disciplines well, but they must understand the process of spiritual development. Faculty and staff must exhibit a hunger for personal growth and demonstrate kingdom priorities. Deuteronomy 6:6 provides the prerequisite to the command in verse 7 to “teach them diligently.” First teachers must…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on May 10, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 3 of 8 part series (2005)

The leader, who is clear about mission-aligned outcomes, is able to provide the environment, programs, and instruction that are aligned with fulfilling the mission. Up to this point the work has been that of clarifying results and knowing how to gather evidence. The role now changes to instructional designer. What curriculum (to include everything the student experiences) will be needed to lead students to kingdom…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on May 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 2 of 8 part series (2005)

Leading students to “kingdom living” starts with a clear statement and understanding of the school’s mission and vision. The typical mission statement often implies an education that prepares students academically, provides growth in Christian character, and enables the student to live a life that glorifies God. If the school is to train for kingdom living, this goal should be clearly implied within its mission. A phrase…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on April 26, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Leading Your Students to Kingdom Living

By Milton V. Uecker, EdD

Part 1 of 8 part series (2005)

The role of an educational leader within Christian schools is complex in that the responsibilities can include tasks across all aspects of the school’s program-personnel, business, facilities, curriculum, public relations, finance, and development. But ultimately all activity converges on the need to assure student learning. The leader is responsible for providing an educational program that enables students to acquire the…

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Added by Lisa Lanpher on April 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

God’s Standards for Excellence

Author: Milton V. Uecker, Director of the Lowrie Center

Throughout the nineties, educators have been challenged by the call for reform, standards, accountability, and "world class" education. Federal, state, and local government, the business community, and local parent groups are united in their demand for excellence. Christian schools are no longer bystanders in the debate but are increasingly being challenged by their constituencies to provide higher standards. The question that…

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Added by Milton V. Uecker on March 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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