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Dweck's theory of Mindset

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Carol Dweck offers a theory of Mindset. People can be classified into either Fixed or Growth Mindset states. People that possess a growth Mindset rise to challenges and learn fom feedback on their mistakes. People's Mindsets can be changed, arnd it is possible to support people in the transition to a growth Mindset.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 21, 2015 10:35 AM

A very impordtant concept. It explains a lot of internal troubles I see in struggling teens. -Lon

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רבנים בפייסבוק: ''לא נשאיר את הזירה מופקרת''

רבנים בפייסבוק: ''לא נשאיר את הזירה מופקרת'' | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
רבנים בפייסבוק: ''לא נשאיר את הזירה מופקרת''
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A Market That Sells More Than Groceries

A Market That Sells More Than Groceries | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Gush Etzion Junction, West Bank — For years, the supermarket here has seemingly defied the political daily reality of the West Bank.

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American football prepares Israeli teens for military combat

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KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Under the bright lights, a call of "set, hike" echoes out, followed by the clatter of helmets smashing against pads at a high school football game. But these aren't American teenagers hoping to play college ball — they are Israelis with an eye on joining elite military combat units. A growing number of native-born Israelis have taken to the army-like strategy, camaraderie and collisions of the gridiron and turned America's Game, once a niche expat activity, into a popular fixture in the Holy Land. Some 2,000 Israelis now play the game, thanks in large part to the support of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. In the central city of Kfar Saba, the hometown Hawks are Israel's four-time defending high school champions and their coach, the son of a former Israeli military chief, is churning out nearly as many commandos as victories. "Football is a great tool for building a young man," said head coach Itay Ashkenazi, 36. "The mentality of football is very similar to what you try to instill in elite combat units." Ashkenazi used to be a special forces commando himself, and his father, Gabi Ashkenazi, was the military chief of staff from 2007 to 2011. Yet Ashkenazi, who was a star quarterback in the adult Israel Football League until retiring a few seasons ago, says football has meant more to him than the military, and he tries to instill that love of the game in his young charges. "Most of them coming in, they don't know football, they don't know anything about it. But you try to 'sell' the football as a tool for what they are going to do afterward, which is the army," said Ashkenazi, who owns an insurance company in addition to his part-time work as coach. "They fall in love with the atmosphere. They fall in love with the values we try to build up, you know, the team concept, the getting tough mentality and physicality," he said. He said word was getting out that his players made for good soldiers. The military itself had no comment. Military service is compulsory for most Israelis, and Ashkenazi's players have gone on to careers in some of the army's most prestigious units, serving in elite commando, reconnaissance and undercover units. The army is Israel's most admired institution, but Palestinians and human rights groups see the military as a tool of Israel's occupation of lands sought by the Palestinians for a future independent state. Soccer and basketball reign supreme in Israel, but football has gained ground in recent years thanks to live NFL TV broadcasts and the expansion of the IFL, now in its 9th year. Organizers hope it will soon join the ranks of secondary sports like tennis, handball and volleyball. The game has really taken off on the high school level, where seven teams play across the country. It is no longer unusual to see kids tossing the pigskin in the park after school. Unlike baseball, which still mostly appeals to American-Israelis, football has resonated with natives thanks to a "bottom-up" grassroots approach, said Steve Leibowitz, who got the sport started in the 1980s and later founded American Football in Israel, the official federation. Leibowitz has since ushered football from its touch and flag origins to the current tackle leagues and a national team that ranks 17th in the world. Despite the sport's inherent English terminology, he said his philosophy called for "Hebrew in the huddle." He said the teenagers started organizing themselves and turned to him for equipment only when they had enough players to field teams. "They like the idea of the strategy of it all, the planning before you exit the huddle, how everyone has a job, everyone has a role, just like in the army," he said. The turning point came when Kraft, the Jewish owner of the Patriots, was on a visit to Israel in 1999 and was approached by a hotel worker who played the game. A surprised Kraft reached out to Leibowitz and began financing the sport, which spawned five separate leagues for men and women that he continues to sponsor. Jerusalem's Kraft Stadium is named for him, its artificial turf featuring a Patriots logo at midfield and its offices adorned with Patriots memorabilia. Tom Brady and other Patriots stars have visited over the years, and last summer Kraft brought a group of 19 Hall of Famers to Israel to promote the sport. The Patriots declined to comment. Israeli football is still very different from the U.S. game. High school teams play 9-on-9 on a 60-yard field on modified soccer pitches. The teams are forced to always go for two points after a touchdown because there are no proper goal posts. Their chest-bumping and pre-game chants still draw curious gazes from onlookers. The Kfar Saba Hawks have been the juggernaut of the six-year-old league. They improved to 5-0 this season after an 82-0 drubbing last week of the Mazkeret Batya Gorillas. They haven't lost in four years and the players say the games have actually become easier than the grueling practices, where they tackle each other with gusto, run wind sprints and drop for push-ups after bungled plays. Bar Shaul, the Hawks' 17-year-old starting tight end and captain, said no other sport has excited him like football, and that nothing provides better preparation for the military service that awaits him. "The values emphasized in football and the values emphasized in the army are the same values. It's that you depend on your friend and your friend depends on you and you look in his eyes and you are sure 100 percent that he will be there for you," he said. "We feel like we are going out to battle, that we are going out to war." Teammate Koren Copelovitz said he has grown in confidence since becoming the team's starting quarterback, a leadership role he thinks will carry over to the army. "We get a lot for respect for being a football player because everybody knows how hard we train and how hard we play and how much success we've had," he said. ___ Follow Heller on Twitter at https://twitter.com/aronhellerap
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20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

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Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 2015 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

Gert Nilsson's curator insight, December 18, 2015 6:59 AM

Det är inte bara eleverna som ska försöka använda den smarta telefonen i klassrummet!!

Camilo Toro Arias's curator insight, April 24, 3:48 PM
The power of technology can not only be used inside the classroom, but also outside of it in order to achieve a fruitful communication between the parts (teachers-students). The tools named in this article are great options for those teachers who want to be in touch with their students all the time... Send materials or information about next classes and so on, since they are specifically designed for that. Yeah! Teachers can communicate their ideas and thoughts in the target language, and students will make an effort to use that language as well. Like that, the communicative practice will not be reduced to the two or three class hours inside the institution. 
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Building the sacred community online: the dual use of the Internet by Chabad

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Voice Typing Is A Great Feature in Google Docs- Here Is How to Use It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Voice Typing Is A Great Feature in Google Docs- Here Is How to Use It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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700+ Jewish Campus Leaders Gather for Hillel International Global Assembly

700+ Jewish Campus Leaders Gather for Hillel International Global Assembly | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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Sparking the Flame: Engaging Jewish Teens Through ‘Inspiration-Based’ Education

Sparking the Flame: Engaging Jewish Teens Through ‘Inspiration-Based’ Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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Over 100 Online Courses/MOOCs List for December 2015

Over 100 Online Courses/MOOCs List for December 2015 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
MOOCs list for the month of December 2015 categorized based on your interests.

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Ancient inscription points to Jewish past for early Christian site

Ancient inscription points to Jewish past for early Christian site | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Marble slab with 7 lines of Aramaic and Hebrew text found at biblical town of Kursi may be from Byzantine-era synagogue. 'There's been nothing like this before,' says archaeologist
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Tenth of Tevet

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The fast of the Tenth of Tevet symbolizes the first of a series of events which led to the destruction of the First Temple: the beginning of the siege of the Babylonians on Jerusalem. This section ...
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Google Docs: Use Snagit to Leave Audio/Visual Feedback

Google Docs: Use Snagit to Leave Audio/Visual Feedback | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
One of my favorite EdTech tools is Snagit. I use both the desktop version and the free Chrome extension. The Chrome extension is a great way to leave students audio and visual feedback. Snagit allo…
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Pope Francis and the Renunciation of Jewish Conversion - The New Yorker

Pope Francis and the Renunciation of Jewish Conversion - The New Yorker | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

James Carroll examines a recent statement from the Vatican about the conversion of Jews to Catholicism, and what it says about Christian history.

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Holocaust Stories: Roman Polanski and Ten Other Hollywood Jews

Holocaust Stories: Roman Polanski and Ten Other Hollywood Jews | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust's end, 11 Hollywood Holocaust survivors open up about their experiences in a new feature.

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Discovery suggests Jews lived in Galilee 1,500 years ago

Discovery suggests Jews lived in Galilee 1,500 years ago | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Travel: An ancient tablet featuring Hebrew letters has been excavated and is the best proof yet of a former Jewish town at the site.

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Four Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week

Four Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

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Birthright Israel Excel: The Transition from Alumni to Community

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Autonomy and religious education: lessons from a six-year evaluation of an educational reform in an Israeli school network - British Journal of Religious Education -

Autonomy and religious education: lessons from a six-year evaluation of an educational reform in an Israeli school network - British Journal of Religious Education - | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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Defense experts back IDF's 2014 Gaza campaign, claim critics are invoking wrong set of laws | The Times of Israel

Defense experts back IDF's 2014 Gaza campaign, claim critics are invoking wrong set of laws | The Times of Israel | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
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