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April 2017

Read Everywhere

I do most of my reading while I’m driving. Lest you picture me with an open book on my steering wheel casting [...]

The Top Ten Picture Books and Early Readers for the Elementary Classroom (and Beyond)

As a pre-K–5th grade librarian, I get asked all the time, “What is your favorite book?” I always answer, “That is like [...]

The Top Nine Middle Grade Books from 2016 (Plus One from 2015)

Maya Angelou once said, “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his [...]

The Top Ten Best Adolescent and Young Adult Books (For You and Your Student to Read as Soon as Possible)

This year I read many excellent adolescent and young adult books. Many of these books have a common theme: they take readers [...]

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Meet Maya. Susan Cain describes Maya as the “redhead with a ponytail, wire-rimmed glasses, and a dreamy expression on her face” (251). [...]

Does the Reformation Still Matter? by Karin Maag

Imagine you are at a teacher’s workshop. You introduce yourself to the teacher sitting next to you and say you are from [...]

There and Back: Living & Learning Abroad by Donald G. De Graaf

Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges— Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. [...]

Valuable Resources

For this issue of CEJ, we asked our panelists either to talk about a recent book they have read and its helpfulness [...]

Mission (Almost) Impossible

Day: Thursday My mission, should I choose to accept it: In my one full day of work on this campus, impart a [...]

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

  How to Run a Meeting with Twenty-Five or More Agenda Items in Fifteen Minutes or Less: A Guide for Principals, Written [...]

A Heartbreaking Lesson Plan of Staggering Imbecility, or How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love the MMOG

Gord Winkle was well into his third jelly doughnut, his mustache vibrant with strawberry jelly and a smattering of custard, when Janitor [...]