New Research from CASJE Shows Importance of Teachers’ Relationships, Decision-Making Authority Findings from the first part of a three-year study identify the conditions that can support effective educational leadership in Jewish day schools. Commissioned by CASJE (the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) with funding from The AVI CHAI Foundation and The Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation, and led by a research team … [Read more...] about Seven Keys for Success of Jewish Day School Leaders Unveiled in New Study
By Yedida Bessemer I love GPS, and especially my WAZE app. It keeps track of “milestones” and gives me the step-by-step directions I need to reach my destination. It also provides alternate routes if I wish to avoid the freeway or traffic. Similar to GPS, Standards and Benchmarks are educational tools that guide teaching and instruction by giving educators a “grid” containing final destinations. While they don’t offer the shortest or fastest … [Read more...] about Israel Education: Where are We Going and How are We Getting There?
By Alan Oliff and Stacie Cherner Children are served best in classrooms and other learning environments that consistently take into account their specific learning needs. The support children receive is most effective when it is offered throughout the entire day of learning - by all educators - as opposed to only specific periods of the day. With this premise, in November 2011, the Jim Joseph Foundation awarded a grant to … [Read more...] about B’Yadenu: It’s in Our Hands to Create Inclusive Day Schools
By Rachel Fish, PhD. When Rachel Beyda, an undergraduate economics major at the University of California, Los Angeles, was nominated for the Judicial Board, she did not anticipate being castigated by her peers for her Jewish identity and affiliations with Jewish campus organizations, such as Hillel and her sorority. Never could Beyda have imagined that, in the year 2015, her ability to remain unbiased so as to address sensitive governance … [Read more...] about From Anti-Zionism to Anti-Semitism: An Educators Conference
It has been clearly documented in research both outside and inside the Jewish community that learning in an environment that highlights exposure to multiple perspectives promotes the development of both robust individual identity and strong communal sentiment. By Michael Kay [Editor's Note: The Jim Joseph Foundation supports Jewish educator training programs at institutions of higher education around the country. These programs help … [Read more...] about The Importance of Individualized Identities