Sample Teacher Interview Questions

Sample Teacher Interview Questions

The following are the kinds of questions we ask during a teacher interview. We also have candidates teacher a sample lesson as part of our process, we also have them send a video of themselves teaching a lesson if they live out of the area. Tell us a bit about your...

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Your School Has No Needs

Your School Has No Needs

One of the best pieces of advice that I ever received about fundraising was this: Your school has no needs. You might be tempted to stop reading right now. As someone leading an existing school, or planning to start a new school, you already (or will soon have) an...

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Goals for the Classical Teacher

Goals for the Classical Teacher

Classical Christian education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue through nourishing the soul on truth, goodness and beauty. What is a wise person? A wise person is one who understands the world he lives in. A wise person holds standards enabling him to...

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Teaching As a Missional Vocation

Teaching As a Missional Vocation

In our interviewing for staff, we try to discern if the person senses God’s call to a missional vocation. Here is one reason why that is so important – because this is going to be the hardest job that you will ever do. Almost invariably within about two weeks, I have...

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Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

By Dan Olson and Russ Gregg We believe the mis-education of American inner city youth is one of the greatest Biblical justice issues of our day. But to solve a problem, you have to deeply understand it. Our conviction is that the urban education crisis is a symptom of...

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Teaching as Shepherding the Heart

Teaching as Shepherding the Heart

Throughout my time at Hope Academy, I’ve heard visitors marvel at the respectful behavior they observe in our students – many of whom are coming from incredibly challenging backgrounds. “What’s your secret?” they sometimes ask. As a teacher, I can tell you that there...

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The Time Is Ripe for Radical Generosity

The Time Is Ripe for Radical Generosity

Those of us who live in the West are poised at the outset of the greatest wealth transfer in history. In the United States alone, the “greatest generation”—those born between 1910 and 1940 whose industriousness generated incredible amounts of wealth—are transferring...

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Dream Big, Start Small, Grow Slow

Dream Big, Start Small, Grow Slow

Hope Academy is just one school startup model of many models. But if you’re planning on starting a new God-centered school for children of the city I want to encourage you to dream big, start small, and grow slow. Dream Big In my more than 30 years of ministry, I have...

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Classical Education: A Liberating Education for Real Life

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” —Jesus The unintended consequences of an action are often the most tragic. In April of...

Teaching As a Missional Vocation

In our interviewing for staff, we try to discern if the person senses God’s call to a missional vocation. Here is one reason why that is so...

This is Why we Exist

Russ Gregg is the co-founder and Head of School of Hope Academy and a thought leader in Christian education. Subscribe to our monthly updates and blog posts, and we'll send you a free ebook from Russ Gregg: “The Mark of God and Our Education Crisis.”