Teacher Resources

  1. 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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  2. Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Are you coming to the NewCAJE conference in Portland, O

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  3. Tech Tools: Gimkit

    Tech Tools: Gimkit

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. The Confidence to Teach Israel, Delivered to Your Door

    The Confidence to Teach Israel, Delivered to Your Door
    What will you find in this month's Golem shipment?
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  10. Three Steps to Creating Powerful Change — Using Rubrics for Teacher Development

    Three Steps to Creating Powerful Change — Using Rubrics for Teacher Development

    What changes do you want to bring to your setting?

    How will you know whether your staff has the skills to actually do things differently?

    How will you help them identify and develop the new skills they might need?

    At the ARJE Gathering last month in Washington, D.C. over two dozen educators gathered to consider how rubrics can help us implement change in our settings, and to begin the process of creating together a rubric of skills for teaching and learning in the Jewish educational space.

    If we want to teach differently, we need to make sure we and our staff have a way to identify, articulate, and then develop the new skills that will help everyone grow professionally and become reflective practitioners.

    At a workshop led by Kim Bodemer, Senior Director of Education and Youth Engagement, and Vicki Weber, Partner at Behrman House, participants worked in pairs and small groups to articulate the s

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