By Shuki Taylor Relationships are at the heart of what it means to be human. The “other” in a relationship can become, in the words of the Israeli poet Leah Goldberg, “a glance, a window, a mirror,” ultimately supporting and challenging our capacities for self-discovery and our self-conceptions of authenticity and significance. Relationships are also significant in cultivating, nurturing and sustaining communities of meaning. Relationships … [Read more...] about From Relational Engagement to Relational Learning
M² : Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
By Shuki Taylor
1. From Spectatorship to Identification
How do stories impact who we are and can become?
The Midrash suggests that in each generation individuals should see themselves as if they literally left the land of Egypt. And given that we’re currently reading and learning the stories of enslavement and redemption in the book of Shemot (Exodus), now might be a good time to explore what the Midrash’s suggestion means, and how it … [Read more...] about How Do We Tell Our Stories?
From Spectatorship to Identification to
M² is thrilled to share the incredible list of camp professionals and camps joining the inaugural M² Camp Educators Cohort taking place right now in San Diego. “Experiential education is at the heart of our camp, and being part of CEC has allowed us to bring depth to our program. The facilitators are so intelligent, thoughtful, and creative, and we look forward to their continued guidance and mentorship.” ~Danny Herz, Camp Director, URJ 6 … [Read more...] about Announcing Camp Educators Cohort 1!
Why are immersive experiences so transformative? What are the ingredients that make them so powerful? How can educators become more deliberate in crafting the experiences that shape the stories, memories and identities of their participants? Find out in M² Circles: Design of Immersive Experiences. Drawing from a range of disciplines including anthropology, architecture and narrative psychology, IE Circle is composed of three independent, … [Read more...] about NEW! Design of Immersive Experiences Circle: Applications open!
Are you a camp director or camp educator? Apply for M²: CEC today. Over the course of three, four-day convenings, together with an expert faculty and educational and developmental coaches, participants gain exposure to the core theories and pedagogies that frame the choreography, architecture and design of experiential Jewish education at camp. By extracting the best and most cutting-edge theories from a broad range of fields, such as … [Read more...] about Camp Educators Cohort: Applications Open!