Category - Educational Research

What The Avi Chai Hebrew Report Tells Us...

By Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg The long awaited Avi Chai Foundation Hebrew report, Hebrew For What?|Hebrew at the Heart of Jewish Day Schools, was released this month, and is enjoying broad discussion and commentary among Hebrew educators and...

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...

Using Just Teens in Your Philanthropy Toolbox

By Danielle Segal In the Sinai desert, Moses took a count of all the Israelites (Numbers 1:18), one of many times in the Torah that our call to action involved being included in a census. It was a way for us to take stock, have a finger on the...

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...