Teacher Resources

  1. Hitting the Reset Button on Delayed Decoding

    Hitting the Reset Button on Delayed Decoding
    What happens when delayed decoding doesn't work? Educators in Austin decided to start fresh.
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  2. Staff Picks for the New Year

    Here are some highlights from our new materials—our personal favorites—to make your planning easier.

     

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  3. Simple Tips for Easy School Orders

    Simple Tips for Easy School Orders
    It’s probably been a while since you made your yearly school order. Here are some basics to get you started.
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  4. Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Are you coming to the NewCAJE conference in Portland, O

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  5. Tech Tools: Gimkit

    Tech Tools: Gimkit

    Gimkit is a quiz learning game…and was created by a student!

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  6. Yes, We Should Talk to Our Kids About Difficult Things

    Yes, We Should Talk to Our Kids About Difficult Things
    How can we guide our children and our students while they process difficult current events?
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  7. Using Online Resources to Teach Israel...It's Complicated

    Educating students about modern Israel is no easy task. It's the Jewish homeland, a place of both conflict and peace, both both ancient and modern.

    The new Israel…It’s Complicated helps your students understand and navigate this complex terrain and develop their own personal connections to the modern state. Developed in close consultation with today’s top Israel educators, Israel…It’s Complicated is designed for students in grades 6-7, and provides both an overview of the Jewish historical connection to the land and a portrait of today’s modern Israeli culture. At the same time, Israel…It’s Complicated refuses to shy away from the nuance and complexities that Israel navigates.

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  8. 4 End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts to Show Appreciation

    4 End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts to Show Appreciation
    Art aids memory and encourages curiosity. Here are some ways to make that happen in the Jewish classroom.
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  9. Tech Tools: Online Voice Recorder

    Tech Tools: Online Voice Recorder
    Want to record your voice on your computer? Here's how.
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  10. Weave Arts Education into Lessons to Help Learning

    Weave Arts Education into Lessons to Help Learning

    Singing along to remember words to a prayer. Doodling to process feelings about becoming bnai mitzvah. Analyzing a painting to encourage questions about Passover.

    These are some of the learning strategies built into our recent materials that draw on arts education, figuratively speaking. Incorporating elements of the arts — and thinking of the word "art" expansively: painting, drawing, drama, music, storytelling, poetry — into curriculum, lessons, and student materials can be important ways to how children learn. 

    A crop of new neuroscience research back this up. Studies show that arts education helps increase retention and develop students' capacity for collaboration and creativity.

    New research shows that

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