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  1. Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with 9 Titles Starring Jewish Girls

    Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with 9 Titles Starring Jewish Girls
    October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child. Apples & Honey Press has a wide range of stories to share year-round with female characters front and center.
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  2. Our Books Are Moving - Here's What to Know About Returns

    Our Books Are Moving - Here's What to Know About Returns
    We have a new location for returns. Here's how to receive credit for your unused books quickly and effortlessly.
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  3. How Your Students Develop – A Short Profile of Every Age

    How Your Students Develop – A Short Profile of Every Age

    Planning curriculum, programs, and activities takes care and intention. We can start with a clear-eyed understanding of your students by taking a page from child development theory. 

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  4. Tech Tools: Classroom Screen

    Tech Tools: Classroom Screen
    Written by Debbie Harris, Tech Tools brings you excellent technology tips to inspire you and add creativity to your teaching.

    The Technology

    Classroom Screen is a free website that provides several really handy tools for you to use in your classroom. Some require that you have a projector or interactive whiteboard, but others are useful even without one. To use Classroom Screen, simply open the website, wait a couple of seconds for it to load, and get to work. There is no account for which to register, and no money to pay (although the author does invite contributions). Classroom Screen works on a computer or tablet.

    My favorite Classroom Screen tools are:

    • Work symbols. This allows you to post an icon on screen that tells students what their voice level should be during your lesson (whisper, working together, silence, or ask a nei
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  5. How to Solve Crossword Puzzles, with Tips from Kosher Crosswords Author Yoni Glatt

    How to Solve Crossword Puzzles, with Tips from Kosher Crosswords Author Yoni Glatt
    Yoni Glatt has published hundreds of crossword puzzles in newspapers across the globe. His first book, Kosher Crosswords, contains 68 puzzles, each with a clever Jewish theme.
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  6. Hebrew Choice and Possibilities: Separating the Language from Prayer Skills

    Hebrew Choice and Possibilities: Separating the Language from Prayer Skills

    “Hebrew is Hebrew,” says Rabbi Ariel Boxman, the education director at Temple Shalom, which over the past three years has moved to distinguish Hebrew learning from prayer learning.

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  7. Make the Most of Your Teacher Planner

    Make the Most of Your Teacher Planner
    The Teacher Planner is your one-stop guide for planning through your entire school year. Learn how this mindful resource can work for you.
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  8. You Bought Digital Resources — Now What?

    You Bought Digital Resources — Now What?
    If you’ve purchased digital products and are curious about the next steps, this useful guide will lead you in the right direction.
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  9. Day 1: A Lesson to Introduce Students to Hebrew in Harmony

    Want to set an upbeat tone for your Hebrew curriculum, starting on DAY ONE?

    Introduce Hebrew in Harmony by focusing first on the music – the driving force behind the program that will help students and teachers connect with the material right away.  

    (Hebrew in Harmony assumes students can already decode, so be sure you’ve assessed their decoding skills at the beginning of the school year.)

    The following introductory lesson will give students a taste of what’s ahead and help them acclimate to the new materials.

    Advance preparation: All the music for the series is in the digital app. Music for each prayer includes a traditional melody plus 3-4 m

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  10. Tech Tools: 'Make It' for Teachers

    Tech Tools: 'Make It' for Teachers
    Welcome to Tech Tools, our new newsletter feature. Written by Debbie Harris, this column will bring you excellent technology tips to inspire you and add creativity to your teaching.

    The Technology

    Create your own interactive games and share them with your students to play. To create a game, first download the Make It application to your device.

    • - Download the Mac app here
    • - Download the iOS app here

    You’ll also want to create an account so that you’ll be able to save your game. (Your students will not need to crea

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