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The increasing power of #socialmedia

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"Lesson-Plan" Your Passover Seder: Ways to Involve Teens

"Lesson-Plan" Your Passover Seder: Ways to Involve Teens | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
  The Passover Seder is considered by many to be the consummate family education event. This inter-generational experience can create indelible memories, savored for years, long past the momen...
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What many Jewish adults regret---do you?

What many Jewish adults regret---do you? | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
On a weekly basis, I interact with members of a cohort that have been recently featured in a rash of reports: Jewish teens. This sudden interest in teens is a good thing, because as little as two y...
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Would you want a 'do-over' for your Jewish education? 

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The last word in cool – if you're a teenager

The last word in cool – if you're a teenager | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Sam Wolfson: This week, Reddit hosted a Q&A between the world and the world's teenagers, and they spilled the beans on what they really think about Snapchat, Abercrombie, nerds and getting drunk
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Excerpt: "More generally, though, today's teens seemed more open-minded. "Nerds" and "being clever" both came in for praise, as did a surprisingly wide-ranging menu of drugs and alcohol."

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H&M pulls controversial shirt

H&M pulls controversial shirt | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
H&M recalls anti-Semitic tee.
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Store said "We are sincerely sorry if the T-shirt print has offended anyone....." Really? Company went on to say that it was not their intention to be provoke reactions. Really? #Jteens

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We need you, can you help us out? Please ask everyone you know to Like us so we...

We need you, can you help us out? Please ask everyone you know to Like us so we can get to the magic 500 number (which will help others find out about us in searches). The number we need is a scant FOURTEEN more people, that's it!
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Essay Contest | The Story of the Jews | PBS

Essay Contest | The Story of the Jews | PBS | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Enter The Story of the Jews national essay contest for high school students. (RT @volunTEENnation: In #Highschool?
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#Jteens should take note that this contest is NOT just for Jewish students!
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Daytona State College board approves $10000 bachelor's degree in education - News 13 Orlando

Daytona State College board approves $10000 bachelor's degree in education - News 13 Orlando | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio Daytona State College board approves $10000 bachelor's degree in education News 13 Orlando Daytona State's District Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to offer the 2+2-style program leading...
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Berlin fashion duo links modern menswear with Orthodox Judaism

Berlin fashion duo links modern menswear with Orthodox Judaism | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

"They don't only share a passion for sports, but also a common religious background - Orthodox Judaism."

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"The sporting world inspires Berlin-based men's fashion label Kinder & Tank. Its founders are Orthodox Jews who are also organizing the capital's contemporary religious community." 

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Four Simple Steps Teachers Need to Engage with Jewish Teens

Four Simple Steps Teachers Need to Engage with Jewish Teens | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

This is for teachers in supplementary schools, particularly those who work with Jewish teens. I've been invited to observe classes where teachers really feel that they're doing a great job.They feel that students are attentive, absorbing material, and advancing their learning. I've seen some of the best, yet....there are so many that just seem to miss the mark.

How do I know?

They're talking, and often teens are texting (under the desk or in pockets or defiantly, right out there.

There's no excitement or signs of life in the class, save for the teacher talking, talking, talking up front.

Their students' faces belie boredom (why don't the teachers see this?)

 

Here are four simple steps to take that I believe have the power to transform how you work with students.  

 

1. Back off. Yes. Try 'retreating' from the space in front of the room. Test yourself. Make sure that you're listening for a greater percentage of class time than you're talking. That will do wonders by itself. There's no podium in the front of the class, so no need to stand on one. Get rid of the frontal dynamic by making sure students work in groups. 

 

2. Ask questions. Good ones. Ones that don't need a yes or no answer. If you haven't mastered the art of inquiry, read up. There's tons of materials out there. Make sure you're not just asking to ask...really pay attention to the responses and respond back. Every student needs to feel valued. 

 

3. Get familiar with social/emotional learning and reaching students down deep. It makes for more impactful lessons. Focusing on making that emotional connection will help you make sure that you're reaching all students, not just the ones who are either the most vocal or the most problematic. 

 

4. This is so obvious, it's embarrassing to say. But here goes. Know every single student by name. This is an absolute must and tells your students how important they are to you.  If you have a bad memory, ask them to make name placards and bring them with you. No excuse. Every student needs to be valued in this way. 

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Flash flood in Israel’s desert (VIDEO)

Flash flood in Israel’s desert (VIDEO) | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Is this what the Red Sea looked like when the waters came rushing back after the Israelites had crossed?
Watch this flash flood from Israel’s Negev Desert as an empty riverbed comes roaring back to life.
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Use this video with #Jteens as trigger to begin discussion of fact/science/truth/ in Bible classes!

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Ultra Orthodox High School Boasts Full-Piece Marching Band by

Ultra Orthodox High School Boasts Full-Piece Marching Band by | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
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This high school in Monsey, NY has a 30 member marching band complete with uniforms! What about peyot--side-locks? They're not not in view, but tucked inside of hats.

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US Holocaust Museum gets $10 million for Shoah studies

US Holocaust Museum gets $10 million for Shoah studies | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation gives funds to help sponsor Holocaust scholarships throughout the world
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NJ teen loses first legal battle suing parents for education - Chicago Tribune

NJ teen loses first legal battle suing parents for education - Chicago Tribune | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) NJ teen loses first legal battle suing parents for education Chicago Tribune Photos: NJ teen in court against parents · Rachel Canning covers her mouth during a hearing in her lawsuit against her parents Sean and Elizabeth Canning, in...

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Sexual Violence Among Students Is A Significant Problem As Early As Middle School, Says Study

Sexual Violence Among Students Is A Significant Problem As Early As Middle School, Says Study | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
A substantial amount of sexual violence in middle school takes place right under teachers' noses in the classroom, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, found that 27 perce...
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Increasingly, students are not able to trust the classroom as the arbiter of fairness, protection, or a place they can trust..... #Jteens

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Chile: New School That Celebrates Hitler and Pinochet Condemned by Jewish Groups

Chile: New School That Celebrates Hitler and Pinochet Condemned by Jewish Groups | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte school will make widespread use of swastika and teach Adolf Hitler's ideology.
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Excerpt: "Although the General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte school is not recognised by Chile's Ministry of Education, any prohibitive measures may be hampered by national law, which places no restrictions on the spread of Nazi ideology."

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Feeding #Teenagers: The Days of Control Are Gone

Feeding #Teenagers: The Days of Control Are Gone | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
I went from getting toddlers to sit still for a 15-minute dinner to texting teenagers to make sure they joined us at the table, and from encouraging them to try new foods to taming their newfound food freedom.
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Structure and control for teens? This might be the most difficult to implement regarding meals. #parenting #Jteens

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Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant

Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
guest blogger Brian Page shares three principles he applies when teaching financial literacy to high school students, and presents additional lesson plans and resources.
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University of Texas at Austin to Bring Back Yiddish Courses After 10 Years

University of Texas at Austin to Bring Back Yiddish Courses After 10 Years | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The University of Texas at Austin will offer Yiddish language courses for the first time in 10 years, the Daily Texan reports. Yiddish had been taught at the university since the 1970s, but courses stopped being offered when the last Yiddish professor, Itzik Gottesman, left the university 10 years a...
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Gottesman will also be teaching Jewish Studies, and expects a healthy enrollment.

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The Tablet - 29 March 2014

The Tablet - 29 March 2014 | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Christian studies take Jewishness of Jesus seriously; Jewish scholars too are realising Judaism nurtured Jesus the http://t.co/UMw2X0hpOL)... #Judaism
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Outgoing security adviser: ‘Palestinians haven’t budged’

Outgoing security adviser: ‘Palestinians haven’t budged’ | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
‘An agreement without Palestinian recognition of Israel as Jewish is not worth the paper it’s written on,’ says Yaakov Amidror
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Unlocking the Keys to Personality

Unlocking the Keys to Personality | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Five ways to foster personal intelligence in teens
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The article points to a new book that discusses the effects of emotional intelligence on interactions with others, an important area to focus upon. #Jteens #parenting

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North Shore Teen Initiative Model Documentation « Jim Joseph Foundation

North Shore Teen Initiative Model Documentation « Jim Joseph Foundation | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

Excited to share the model of the NorthShoreTeenInitiative! Learn how you can build a community of #Jewish teens. http://t.co/JluhH0lfMh

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Did My Commitment To Dating Only Jews Make Me A Racist?

Did My Commitment To Dating Only Jews Make Me A Racist? | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

"It was my sophomore year and a group of us were gathered in a dorm room, teenage bodies splayed across beds and chairs and floor....."

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This writer talks honestly about the challenges of 'open dating' on a college campus, and her decision about whom to date. This is a great read for #Jteens. 

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20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
March  13, 2014
A teacher has the distinct responsibility to nurture a student’s learning and to provide feedback in such a manner that the student does not leave the classroom feeling defeated....

Via Rabbi David Etengoff
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Solid tips ----my recommendation would be to be careful with one of the tips recommending to compare with other students' work.

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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

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Easy strategies to use!

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