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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...
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.
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.
Use this video with #Jteens as trigger to begin discussion of fact/science/truth/ in Bible classes!
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...
General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte school will make widespread use of swastika and teach Adolf Hitler's ideology.
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."
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.
Structure and control for teens? This might be the most difficult to implement regarding meals. #parenting #Jteens
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...
Gottesman will also be teaching Jewish Studies, and expects a healthy enrollment.