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Oct 3, 2019
By
David Bryfman
Jewish education cannot be a place sounding only alarm bells and modeling defensive posturing, writes CEO David Bryfman.
Jul 5, 2016
By
Yonah Kirschner
In this Educator Spotlight, Rabbi Yoni Fein shares how personalized learning is helping all his students to succeed and explains how one particular element of blended learning is the real game-changer. Yoni Fein is the Assistant Principal of Judaic...
Jun 10, 2016
By
Robert Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
What does a leader look like? What distinguishes leaders? Are you a leader? If not, what prevents you? Leaders aren’t just those at the top of flow charts. They’re the people who make things happen from anywhere in an organization — top, middle, or...
Jun 10, 2016
By
Gregg Alpert
As a Jewish educator I have always been passionate about change and drawn to the innovative and different. Always on the lookout for new pathways and points of access and asking why they were never sought out or perhaps never noticed before, I have...
Jun 6, 2016
Photo credit: Jeff Peterson via Flickr One of the most common questions we get from teachers who are just starting to use more technology in their classrooms is “How can I keep students on task?” The question is certainly not new. It’s something...
Jun 3, 2016
By
Micol Zimmerman Burkeman
“Mommy! Mommy! Look, a goat! A silver goat!” I’m sitting at a traffic light, annoyed at the large truck in front of me that caused me to miss the green light in the first place, and only barely hearing my daughter trying to get my attention. “Look,...
Jun 2, 2016
By
Shariee Calderone
For about a year now several early childhood directors and teacher leaders involved in The Jewish Education Project’s Project LEAD initiative have been pushing themselves to spread innovative practices more widely throughout their school. The end...
Jun 2, 2016
By
Abby Knopp, Chief Operating Officer
I love reading the poems on New York City subway trains. When I’m standing in the right position so my view isn’t blocked and I’m not using all my energy to avoid overzealous commuters, I read the poems. For the uninitiated, New York City’s...
May 13, 2016
By
Bryna Leider
“Innovation” is a really strange word. It’s jargony and clichéd. It’s also still a little bit exciting. It dangles the possibility of things that are better ahead—of hope and billion dollar ideas. In the context of education, after we immediately...
May 3, 2016
By
Sara Shapiro-Plevan
I used to count everything. I’d sit in synagogue and count the panes in the stained glass windows, the lights on the yahrzeit board, and the steps to the bema. I couldn’t stop. I’d count the steps from my room to the front door and the links on my...
May 3, 2016
By
David Bryfman, Chief Innovation Officer
Originally published on eJewishPhilanthropy And Other Interesting Findings in Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teens Today Part 2 of 2 [ Part 1 – Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teens Today – can be found here . ]...