Back to School: A Path to Sustainability

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Aug 272018
 
Back to School: A Path to Sustainability

Cross-posted here on The Lehrhaus By Chavie Kahn September is nearly upon us. As the school year begins anew, the “tuition crisis” is front and center. Shabbat table talk is dominated once again by exasperated adults bemoaning the economic burden of day school tuition. Over the course of those conversation, some may refer to the

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Aug 232018
 

This piece is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By Deena Fuchs At a recent gathering, conversation turned to AVI CHAI’s impending spend-down at the close of 2019. A number of colleagues expressed interest in hearing more about the spend-down and its implications. I was actually surprised by the request for more information. Since announcing the spend-down more

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Aug 222018
 

By: Dan Perla and Maccabee Avishur Back in the fall of 2011, we published a short piece on the issue of parsonage and whether female Judaic studies teachers could treat part of their income as non-taxable parsonage (original article below and here). We noted a trend in which more and more Orthodox day schools had explored

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Aug 142018
 
Differentiated Instruction in the Digital Classroom

Morah Ziva* has her students working in the iTaLAM digital environment for three periods per week. She feels that—unlike during traditional instruction, when she is aware of everything that happens in class—she doesn’t know exactly what they’re doing. So how can she monitor the students’ learning in this digital environment? Morah Ziva’s sentiment and question

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Aug 072018
 
What Might It Look Like for Israel to Be Fully Integrated Into School Life?

By: Lesley Litman As school leaders and teachers prepare for the new year, many are in the midst of busy planning, of examining their current systems and processes, and of asking big questions. In fact, this is an opportune time for all of us in the field of Jewish education and Israel education to ask

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Ayeka: Creating Soulful Communities

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Jul 262018
 

The AVI CHAI Foundation has been pleased to partner with the Kohelet and Mayberg Foundations during the last year to fund the Ayeka Soulful Education Program in Jewish Day Schools. Ayeka asks: How can the learning of Jewish knowledge become more than the acquisition of content and information but also affect students’ hearts, souls, and

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Jul 192018
 
Building High Impact Teacher Teams with RBT

By: Amy Wasser According to John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Melbourne whose research includes performance indicators and evaluation in education, collective teacher efficacy is the belief that through their collective action, teachers can positively influence student outcomes. Is that not every educator’s goal: to see his or her teaching impacting student

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Jul 052018
 

Since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy last week, the media discussion has centered on the possible impact of a new justice on a series of polarizing judicial questions. Unfortunately, today the focus always seems to be on the polarizing. However, some issues that at first appear polarizing become less so when examined with a

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Partners in Learning: Investing in Lay Leadership

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Jun 272018
 

In our complex society, with its many varied and specialized occupations, we have come to expect ongoing professional development in a host of fields: medicine, law, accounting, and almost anyone who needs a license to practice. This makes good sense; any field where the stakes are high, and both subject matter and/or technique are constantly

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