Category - Education in Action

Children with Disabilities Need Exercise Too

Gabriel, a KEEN athlete, having fun at one of the KEEN sessions (photo credit: KEEN USA) By Kristina Kopic The current trend in lamenting the “good old days” seems to always include the complaint that children aren’t playing as much as...

Reading and Writing at Hebrew Public

By Katie Scranton For many of us who completed elementary school way before the 2000s, we most likely remember learning to write through limiting, monotonous, sometimes painfully boring, assignments.  Typically, the teacher chose the topic and...

Three Ways to Connect to Jewish Millennials

Image: screenshot TCJewfolk.com By Avram Mandell Not long ago, over coffee, I asked a first-year college student I know about a social-media trend I’d recently heard about. “Do you know what a ‘Finstagram’ account is?” I asked. “Of...

Limmud Chavruta Releases Tikkun Leyl...

The Limmud Chavruta Project is delighted to present its third downloadable Chavruta study materials for Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. Shavuot begins on the evening of Saturday June 11th. This year the material is on the theme of Offerings, and invites...

Israel Education: Heroic Story or Honest...

By Vicki Weber Last week Ari Shavit gave the keynote speech at the HUC-JIR gala dinner, talking about Israel, the relationship of North American Jewry to Israel, and the education we give our kids about Israel. Frankly, it wasn’t a pretty...

Heart, Mind, and Being: Effective...

By Rabbi Dov Lerea [This is the ninth in a weekly series titled “When and How Does Effective Leadership Make a True Difference?” written by alumni, staff, and faculty of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish...

What Comes First: Doing or Understanding?

by Ellen Rank I grew up in a kosher home. Like the rest of my family, I did not keep kosher outside the house. When I was a junior in college, a new apartment mate asked if we could make our kitchen kosher. Once I started keeping my own place...

Do We Really Still Need Teachers?

By Steve Freedman Much has been written about how technology is changing the face of education and will continue to do so at an increasingly rapid rate.  There are those who believe that online learning and advanced educational software will...