He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,
and carry them in His bosom,
and gently lead those who are with young.
Biblical classical education, the Principle Approach®
, enables you to fulfill your calling as an administrator in a Christian school to lead your school in truth and academic excellence. Biblical Classical education sets your school apart with the distinctive mission of forming Christian character, scholarship and self-government to prepare your students as leaders in restoring the nation.
Christian schooling can fall short when the Bible is only one subject in the curriculum. In Biblical Classical education, the Bible is at the heart of every subject in the curriculum inspiring and consecrating students to Christ. The teacher is the living textbook, first internalizing the Principle Approach and its unique Biblical methodology, then modeling Christian scholarship for the student. As the professional development of teachers is one of the benchmarks of an excellent Christian school, the Principle Approach cultivate a faculty that exemplifies the school’s mission effectively.
By joining the Principle Approach Commonwealth
, your school has access to ongoing training tools, exceptional resources and a community of like-minded educators. Learn how American Christian education, a growing movement, is restoring the knowledge of providential history, the Chain of Christianity®
, the Biblical principles that gave us individual liberty and the Christian character to sustain a Christian constitutional Republic.
Leading a Christian school demands vision that goes beyond the immediate and taps into the larger purpose of God in this generation. Expand your vision for Christian education and the impact of the Gospel in these times.
Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant:
and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me
and the children be able to endure. . .
To explore or receive training in the Principle Approach, join The Commonwealth—a community committed to this excellent method of education.
If the Principle Approach is a new idea, begin with joining the Principle Approach Commonwealth CommUNITY that gives you access to video, PowerPoint presentations and dozens of informational pieces including sample lessons.
The Principle Approach is a great way to teach, but it is an even better way to learn. I have become a student again, and my learning is rich and deep.
I must tell you that I am enjoying teaching using the Priciple Approach so much! It is so user friendly and guides the teacher rather than dictating.
S.L., homeschool mom
I’m new at incorporating the Principle Approach to our learning center curriculum. However, after 1 month of thorough study and one quarter of practical application, I already see the results I was expecting. It is my desire to encourage parents, teachers and administrators to look into the Principled Approach, a philosophy of education that truly inspires young people to learn God’s way.
If you’re ready for a more in-depth look, subscribe to the Noah Plan Self-Directed Study group that gives you the essential tools as downloads for learning the basics of Principle Approach education. This gives you access to the "Exploring the Principle Approach” forum where you can meet and talk with others.
I really valued reading the Homeschool Companion by Joni Harsh. Although I must admit, it still left me rather hungry for more! It was an excellent place to start.
If you’ve decided to equip yourself by taking the basic course, The Philosophy & Methods of the Principle Approach: Foundations (the introductory course that enables the teacher or parent to practice the Principle Approach) that also gives access to the "Understanding Principles” forum where you can meet others, discuss ideas and contribute to the movement. The Foundations I course from the Foundation for American Christian Education revolutionized my teaching.
The pieces previously missing in my instruction seemed to shine with a bright light. When I began to reason from cause to effect in my own teaching, I could then pass that along to my students. I began to start my teaching with higher level thinking rather than looking for a way to "tack” it on. My classroom continues to grow each day because of this experience. It launched me on a continual journey of discovering God’s truth in every aspect of every subject.
M.H., Principle Approach Educator