Jewish Portal of Teacher Education

Articles of the week

During MOFET's study day “A Corner Stone: Building Education and Teacher Education Systems in Times of Crises and Change” that took place online on June 30, 2020, we addressed the following questions:
(1) What common difficulties did we face?
(2) What solutions were found?
(3) What can we learn for the future, to work better even in routine days?
Lecturers from England, Ireland, USA, Hong Kong, Portugal, Finland, and of course, from Israel, participated in this day of collaborative learning.
They spoke about their lessons, learned as teachers, teacher educators, administrators, education ministry officials, and third sector members.
Tisha B’Av is the Jewish fast day mourning the many tragedies that befell the Jewish people on this date, most significantly, the destruction of the First and Second Beit Hamikdash (Temples). Tisha B’Av is preceded by a period of three weeks of mourning, with even further restrictions taking place the nine days immediately before the fast. Below is a collection of Tisha B’Av lesson plans, videos, and articles created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators.
As day schools plan forward, even in today’s uncertainty, the need to innovate, iterate and improve the remote learning experience is clear. What also has become clear is that some of the teaching methodologies used for at-home learning can also elevate student learning in the physical classroom. With collaborative funding provided by JEIC (the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge) and UnitED (the Diaspora Initiative of the State of Israel), Prizmah is coordinating professional development sessions on pedagogies for distance and blended learning for Jewish day school faculty. Sessions, taught by seasoned coaches from BetterLesson and UnitED, leading experts in the field, will begin in July and continue throughout the summer.