[The following is part of an essay series on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Jewish education presenting low-barrier methods for infusing SEL into the work of Jewish educators. These ideas are stepping stones on the path to creating a more comprehensive and coordinated SEL … [Read more...] about An Anchor in the Storm: Jewish Mindfulness Training to Support Emotion Regulation in Teachers (Especially Now!)
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By Jonathan Mirvis In my book "It's Our Challenge," I cite the following theoretical situation: It is known that a valuable object is to be found on the other side of a very high wall. Given its worth, a number of creative individuals become obsessed with retrieving it and … [Read more...] about Post Covid-19 – The Future of Jewish Education?
By Russel Neiss I was dismayed to read Gidi Grinstein and Eran Shayshon’s recent post "The Grand Pivot of Jewish Education," in which they argue that there is no turning back from the Coronavirus imposed “distance learning norm” and that as North American Jewish communities “fo … [Read more...] about Jewish Education Doesn’t Need a Grand Pivot, It Needs Investment in its Most Valuable Commodities
By Rabbi Yael Buechler At this time of Covid-19 there are several virtual firsts for schools; the first Zoom faculty meeting, the first Zoom class, the first Zoom tefilah, and the first Zoom parent check-in. In an attempt to bring a greater sense of normalcy to students’ v … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for a Seamless Virtual Assembly
By Renee Koplon I am consuming unhealthy amounts of news online and watching the evening news on television. I toss and turn throughout the night worried about the health of my family, my friends, my colleagues, and all of humanity. But during the day I feel calm and in … [Read more...] about Count Your Blessings