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 […]

Christian Schools and Community

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September 10, 2010 Al Boerema starts the conversation about Christian schools and community. Good morning, I hope your year got off to a great start. Things are humming along here at Calvin. It is always good to get students back on campus; they bring a vitality that to the place that is missing in the […]

Issues in Classroom Diversity

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November 17, 2010 Al Boerema introduces the topic: The theme of this issue of CEJ is diversity. Let’s talk about this from the perspective of whether diversity is a value that Christian schools should seek. What does it mean for a Christian school to be diverse, and what are barriers to creating and maintaining diversity […]

Reading Suggestions for Christian Educators

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January 6, 2011 Al Boerema starts the conversation: Hello people, The theme of the next issue is books that all Christian educators should read. Our contribution will be the books that you are reading these days and think would be good for others to read.   January 14, 2011 Rebecca De Smith starts it off: […]

The Goals of Christian Schools

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July 29, 2011 Al Boerema introduces the topic for discussion: Hello team, One of the goal of schools is the development of our students, and in Christian schools, faith development is of prime importance. Let’s talk about this. How can Christian schools encourage faith development in their students, and what are the barriers?   August […]

Technology in Schools

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Al Boerema prompts the conversation: We and our students are surrounded by new media and technology. Reflect on the impact that you see this having on the classroom and your students’ learning. What are the positive and negative effects in your experience?   November 14, 2011 Mary Ashun starts the conversation: I’d like to get […]

Good Books and Good Reading

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Al Boerema prompts the conversation: The topic for discussion this time is books and reading. Maybe you could write about your own experience of finding time to read, the importance of reading to you, or anything that hits in this area. And if you want to mention some new books that are important to you, […]

Transformational Teaching

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Al Boerema began the conversation by asking the panel members to reflect on the tension between the standards/accountability movement that has taken center stage in public policy on education and the equity perspective that emphasizes cultural diversity, positive relationships, and equipping students to confront social inequities through culturally appropriate pedagogy and student-centered learning and teaching. […]