Category - Educational Research

Leadership and Followership in the Judaic...

By Chaim Botwinick Today’s Jewish day school youth and Jewish educator are experiencing a myriad of social and academic challenges, unsurpassed in recent history. With the evolution of new and innovative technological platforms, learning and...

Jewish students have told us about their...

By Robbie Young All forms of hate and prejudice are unacceptable, wherever and whenever they occur. I want to ensure that the doors of the student movement are open to everyone – that everyone has the opportunity through education to learn...

Approaches to Online/Blended Learning

By Rachel Mohl Abrahams In 2010, AVI CHAI began supporting projects that focused on blended and online learning. Our motivation and goal was two-fold: 1) to improve the quality of education by increasing individualized instruction and enabling...

Academic Rigor: 21st-Century Edition

By Dr. Steven Lorch Parents crave it. Teachers strive for it. Boards demand it. We can all agree that our children’s schools should promote academic rigor. But what is it, exactly? That’s where opinions diverge. When we were growing up, it...

Great Teaching Takes More Than a Great...

By Dr. Ziva R. Hassenfeld Many believe that being a great Jewish educator is, above all, about being a passionate and spiritual Jew. But decades of education research have shown that good teachers are made, not born. Ultimately, an inspiring...