Baylor Center for School Leadership

Building Better Schools, Together

Baylor’s Center for School Leadership strives to be the most effective Christian leadership catalyst for educators worldwide.

We believe that cultivating effective leaders is the key to unlocking the potential of every student. That’s why we strive to prepare and nourish the leaders we serve, so they can, in turn, serve their students with excellence.

Apr. 15, 2024
The Well-Being Myth: Darren + Beck Iselin

Jon interviews two guests from Australia, Darren Iselin and his daughter Beck, about the concept of wellbeing in schools. Beck, a teacher, discusses the increase in mental health issues among her students, such as anxiety and depression, as well as the rise in neurodivergent behaviors. She also shares her observations about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student wellbeing. The conversation highlights the importance of relationships, trust, and cultural norms in fostering student wellbeing and flourishing. They conclude by expressing their hopes for the future of education, including a focus on connection and a joyful hope for student flourishing.

Apr. 4, 2024
A Celebration and Call: Inclusive Education and Each Student

250 million school-aged children do not have access to schools. 

44 million teachers are needed globally. 

These were sobering numbers shared at the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners to gather a delegation of educators to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris for the Global Inclusive Schools Forum: From Practitioners to Policymakers.

Mar. 26, 2024
Educational Pluralism for the Common Good: Deani Van Pelt

They discuss trends in education, including increased parental engagement and the growth of alternative forms of education. They also touch on the work of Cardus, a think tank focused on education for the common good, and the importance of using industry best practices in education. Van Pelt highlights the ideas of Charlotte Mason, an educator from the early 20th century, who emphasized the importance of relationships and the development of the whole person in education.

Mar. 18, 2024
Baylor Professors Inspire School of Education Students with Faith in the K-12 Classroom

The recent sessions by Dr. Jon Eckert, Dr. Erik Carter, and Dr. Kelly Johnston at Baylor University's School of Education left a mark on the Class of 2024, sparking profound reflections and inspiring insights into the intersection of faith and education. As students eagerly absorbed the wisdom imparted by these distinguished educators, they found themselves enriched by their experiences, anecdotes, and transformative ideas.

Changing Futures

With our outreach, we've positively affected educators and students worldwide.

As the only Protestant Research 1 university in the world, Baylor University is the perfect place to continue this important work.