To Read a Good Book

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This issue once again offers our readers a number of suggestions of good books to read over the course of the upcoming summer break. There are a variety of reviews and suggestions here. All of the books will provide enjoyment and opportunities for growth. Some are related directly to what goes on in our classrooms […]

So Many Books, So Little Time

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Our newest member of the panel, John Walcott, introduced the theme of this issue by sending the following message to the panel contributors: This issue of CEJ focuses on “Good Books that all Christian Educators Should Read.” I would like you, therefore, to submit recommendations of books in keeping with this theme, but also to […]

Notes on a Reading List

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Teaching is a tough job. First of all, it happens beyond our jurisdiction. Concepts ranging from reducing fractions to splitting infinitives are created and stored somewhere in the brains of those on the other side of the desk. These strange scraps of thought are stockpiled as words and pictures and wired for sound. But even […]

Outside of a Dog, a Book Review is a Teacher’s Best Friend; Inside of a Dog, It’s Too Dark to Read— Or: So Many Book Recommendations So Little Time

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Jan Karsvlaam recently took a hiatus from teaching seventh grade science at Terra Ceia Christian School in Pantego, North Carolina after an experiment using lard to teach students about the insulating properties of whale blubber resulted in the largest lard fight the state has ever known. Karsvlaam is reportedly applying to be assistant principal in […]

Woodpeckers and the Wonderful World of Books

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I woke up this morning to the sight of two spectacular downy woodpeckers fully engaged in their calling. These two were industriously pecking into the soft wood of the Australian willow that was trimmed down to clear the way for the recent addition of several solar-voltaic panels. I argued to save the tree, but alas, […]

Teachers and Good Books

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Question 1 What are some ways by which nonreading staff members can be encouraged to read more information or books that pertain to their work? I was reading an article, “What Makes a Great Teacher?” which summarized sixteen characteristics arrived at by participants of the 2008 Phi Delta Kappa Summit on High-Performing Educators. I believe […]