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April 2012


As another school year moves to its conclusion, this issue of CEJ again introduces a number of books that hopefully will serve [...]

Alone Together

Sherry Turkle, The Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and founder and director of [...]

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

“The effects of technology do not occur at the level of opinions or concepts,” wrote McLuhan. Rather, they alter “patterns of perception [...]

A Place for Truth: Leading Thinkers Explore Life’s Hardest Questions

This review first appeared in the Christian Scholar’s Review. Reprinted with permission. In 1992, a group of Christians at Harvard University started [...]

When Tolerance Is No Virtue: Political Correctness, Multiculturalism, and the Future of Truth and Justice

In an ever more confusing and challenging way, students are required to navigate between their communities of faith and the more secularized [...]

Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind

Mark Noll is no stranger to scholars of the humanities. His professional area of expertise is the history of Christianity in the [...]

Teaching 21st Century Skills: An ASCD Action Tool

The ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) has long been a tremendous source for the professional development of administrators and teachers. [...]

Ten Books to Revive Teachers This Summer

Teaching is important, but exhausting work. In addition to being a time for revising lesson plans, rethinking units, and engaging in professional [...]

Good Books and Good Reading

Al Boerema prompts the conversation: The topic for discussion this time is books and reading. Maybe you could write about your own [...]

Jumping Off of the “‘Banned’ Wagon”

“Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.” —G.B. Shaw “Our [...]

When to Read, When Not to Read . . . That Is the Question, or Robin Williams Ruined a Generation of Teachers?

From: Sent: 4/18/2011 10:48 AM To: (Christina Lopez) Ms. Lopez, I am wondering if you would be willing to make [...]