By Jon Rosenberg I am the parent of a high schooler and the chief executive of a network of public charter schools, so the question of when and how our nation’s public schools can reopen in the midst of the CV-19 pandemic is very much on my mind. As public health experts and g … [Read more...] about Practical Aspects of School Reopening
By Shira Loewenstein and Shira Horowitz As coaches who support teacher leaders in the Teacher Leader Fellowship program at Brandeis University we like the rest of the world, have had to think of new ways to support these teacher leaders through the sudden closure of schools, … [Read more...] about What Will School Look Like this Fall? How to Support Your Teacher Community
By Dr. Wendy Grinberg, RJE Here we are in June, mourning the closure of camp while simultaneously thinking of how to adapt our Jewish educational settings for the fall. Perhaps one can inform the other. I do not recommend trading the trappings of camp (e.g., Hebrew unit names, … [Read more...] about Learning is How We Re-create Ourselves
By Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz A long-standing assumption at the heart of synagogue Hebrew education is that if our children learned to read English, it should not be that hard for them to learn to read Hebrew fluently. Yet, even with four years or more of “Hebrew school,” young … [Read more...] about How Hard Can it Be?
By Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal and Erin Bouchard We often hear, “I want my son to have a different religious school experience than I did growing up,” or “I want my daughter to like going to religious school.” These are common sentiments that synagogue lay leadership, clergy, and e … [Read more...] about Top Three Things We’ve Learned from 13 Years of Full-Time Educators