All Blog Posts Tagged 'Jewish' (18)

Forums to enhance Jewish education through blended learning

To facilitate communication amongst Jewish teachers and teacher educators on how to enhance Jewish education through blended learning see these websites:…

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Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on May 1, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Listen to the Podcast in which Richard Solomon Explains the New 8 Stage Career Development Ladder for Jewish Educators

Listen to the recent podcast of Richard Solomon explaining the new eight stage career development ladder to recruit, develop, promote and retain exceptional Jewish educators and leaders for our day and supplemental schools. Here is the web address of the podcast:



http://www.pjll.org/aimages/RSolomon_-_Training_Jewish_Educators.lite_1257345615.mp3



Also take a… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on October 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Rabbi Robert Abramson, USCJ Director of the Department of Education Reviews Toolbox for Teachers



Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond
, A Review by Rabbi Robert Abramson, Director, Department of Education United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism







This book can make a difference.








For quite some time, some supplementary schools have engaged teens as teaching assistants in a variety of ways and some material was… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on September 4, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

New Sources Added to Web-Based Sources and Print References on Mentoring Jewish Students and Teachers on September 2, 2009

Shalom Colleagues and Friends,



This is a collaborative post. We invite you to submit web-based and print references on mentoring Jewish students and teachers. We want this listing to be as complete and helpful to our readers as possible.





List of Web-based References



http://www.avi-chai.org/Static/Binaries/Publications/Experience%20Speaks_0.pdf Read Godsoe, Bethany et al. (2007) Experience Speaks: The Impact of Mentoring in the Classroom and Beyond. NY: AVI… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on September 2, 2009 at 5:43am — No Comments

What Judiac Knowledge Should be Taught in our Day and Supplemental Schools?





According to *Wiggins and McTighe (1998) in order to decide what (Judaic) knowledge should be taught in school, the following three categories or priorities of knowledge should be determined.



First priority: Knowledge that is enduring. essential information that students must know.

Second priority: Knowledge that is important, but not essential for students to know.

Third priority: Knowledge with which students should be… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 31, 2009 at 5:28am — No Comments

Wendy Light, National Education Consultant, USCJ Praises Toolbox for Teachers Wendy Light, National Education Consultant, USCJ Praises Toolbox for Teachers

More Praise for Important New Publication:

Wendy Light, National Education Consultant, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism writes:



We all agree that there is a significant demand for qualified teachers in Jewish day schools and congregational schools. There is concern as to where the next generation of Jewish educators will come from. Dr. Richard and Elaine Solomon have sensitively addressed this challenge in their new book, just released, and entitled… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 30, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

Rabbi Dr. Moshe P. Weisblum, author of Ruth Talk, and Table Talk: Biblical Questions and Answers Endorses Toolbox for Teachers

Rabbi Dr. Moshe P.Weisblum, spiritual leader of congregation Kneseth Israel, Annapolis, Maryland and author of Ruth Talk and Table Talk:Biblical Questions and Answers offers this endorsement of Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond.





"One of the best books on the subject...offering hope and help, this groundbreaking book is an ideal source for the transitions that… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 30, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

What is the Relationship Among These Structures: A Congregation of Life-Long Learners, a Jewish Professional Learning Community (JPLC) and a Jewish Community of Cooperative Learners?

The ideal educational setting in which to be a mentor teacher is within a congregation that is committed to life-long learning, a school that is a Jewish professional learning and within a classroom that is a community of cooperative learners. Let's explore these structures and their connections more thoroughly.



A congregation of life-long learners is one that studies and lives Torah. A Jewish professional learning community is a school in which the administration, teachers and… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 28, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

New direct website to order Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond

Friends and Colleagues,



Here's a new web address to directly order Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond: http://toolboxforteachersandmentors.com



For those interested in reading our blog on mentoring Jewish students and teachers, here is that blog's web address:… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 13, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Think-Pair-Share (Lyman, 1981): An Equity Pedagogical Best Practice to Increase and Vary Student Participation in the Classroom

Think-Pair-Share (Lyman, 1981): An Equity Pedagogical Best Practice to Increase and Vary Student Participation in the Classroom



This is a three-step paired cooperative procedure created by *Dr. Frank Lyman in 1981. During step one, each member individually and silently thinks about a question posed by the teacher. During the second step, two members are paired to exchange and discuss their responses. During step three, each member may share his response, his partner's response, a… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 5, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

What are Equity Pedagogical Methods and Why Should They Be Modeled by Mentors and Deployed by Teachers?

Before we define equity pedagogy, let’s share some relevant research.



There have been a number of important studies which indicate that a teacher's perceptions of students can influence their teaching. In 1968, * Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson published a famous study, Pygmalion in the Classroom, which had profound effects upon the practice of teaching. In their study, they provided teachers in an elementary school with undocumented information about several students in their… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 4, 2009 at 6:31am — No Comments

New Resources Added to Web-Based Sources and Print References on Mentoring Jewish Students and Teachers June 22, 2009

Shalom Colleagues and Friends,



This is a collaborative post. We invite you to submit web-based and print references on mentoring Jewish students and teachers. We want this listing to be as complete and helpful to our readers as possible.





List of Web-based References



http://www.avi-chai.org/Static/Binaries/Publications/Experience%20Speaks_0.pdf Read Godsoe, Bethany et al. (2007) Experience Speaks: The Impact of Mentoring in the Classroom and Beyond. NY: AVI… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on June 22, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mentoring Program at the Community High School of (San Francisco) Bay

http://www.jchsofthebay.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=105"">

http://www.jchsofthebay.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=105




On this website you will learn about the mentoring program of the Jewish Community High School (JCHS) of the (San Francisco) Bay





Each student at JCHS is included in a mentor group comprised of 6-8 grade peers and one faculty member. Mentor… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on June 9, 2009 at 5:44am — No Comments

List of Web-Based Resources and Print References on Mentoring Jewish Students and Teachers

Shalom Colleagues and Friends,



This is a collaborative post. We invite you to submit web-based and print references on mentoring Jewish students and teachers. We want this listing to be as complete and helpful to our readers as possible.







List of Web-based References



http://www.avi-chai.org/Static/Binaries/Publications/Experience%20Speaks_0.pdf Read Godsoe, Bethany et al. (2007) Experience Speaks: The Impact of Mentoring in the Classroom and… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on May 25, 2009 at 5:31am — 1 Comment

Using web 2.0 tools in Jewish education

I am working in a Jewish school in Maryland and we are looking for other schools to do some collaboration learning.

Added by Gila on May 21, 2009 at 7:55am — 3 Comments

Are there Jewish educators out there interested in improving the quality of day and supplementary school education?

Hi Colleagues,



I have just started a blog whose purpose is to create a venue where interested educators can access information about Jewish mentoring programs and materials. I envision that blog as a forum to discuss issues relating to the improvement of Jewish education through the mentoring of Jewish students and teachers. In the blog you will find articles, resources, and programs on the role of mentoring in the recruitment, development and retention of Jewish… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on April 23, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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