Complimentary Book Cover

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Here at the CEJ We understand how difficult it will be to wait until summer to read all the great books reviewed in this issue. Therefore, we have provided a complimentary book wrap that, when wrapped around your book of choice, will allow you to enjoy your reading time during the school day while leading […]

The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros

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For our contribution to the annual book issue, three members of the  P@nel.Edu team (Christian Altena, Gayle Monsma, and John Walcott) decided to read The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros and dialogue about the book and its value for Christian educators. Christian, Gayle, and John gathered via video conference to discuss the book. John: Let’s […]

P@nel

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In preparation for this issue’s P@nel.Edu column, Christian Altena, Justin Cook, Rebecca DeSmith, and I (John Walcott) sat down together via video conference to discuss our thoughts about “when teaching gets tough.” I began by asking the panelists to give specific examples of difficult teaching situations and how they handled them. What I did not […]

Authentic Community Panel

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I had the privilege of “sitting down” (via video conference) with our three panelists—Rebecca DeSmith, Gayle Monsma, and Justin Cook—to talk about authentic community.  John: The focus of our conversation is the idea of authentic community in our schools and classrooms. To begin, then, let’s just start from our perspectives. How do you define authentic […]

The Christian Educators Journal invites you to participate in its first annual Substitute Teachers Educational Webinar (STEW)!

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We at the Christian Educators Journal have a great appreciation for substitute teachers. We realize that being a substitute teacher is often a thankless job with few rewards. Acknowledging this, the CEJ is excited to offer STEW to any and all substitute teachers hungry for resources that will help them succeed in their next sub […]

Parent Teacher Conference BINGO card

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Acknowledging that many of our readers will be participating in hours of fall parent/teacher conferences around the time that this issue hits their mailboxes, we’ve decided to encourage you to share some of your experiences with each other. All you need to play Parent/Teacher Conference bingo is the gameboard below, a marker, and a way […]

How-To Books That Don’t Exist, But Should

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  How to Run a Meeting with Twenty-Five or More Agenda Items in Fifteen Minutes or Less: A Guide for Principals, Written by Elementary Teachers This no-nonsense guide shows principals how to cut after-school meeting times from two-and-a-half hours to ten minutes by using simple tools like delegating, eliminating irrelevant information, and talking directly to […]