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In Jewish schools, where we’re concerned with students’ spiritual growth and want our children developing in emotionally and socially successfully ways, an emphasis on grades can run counter to these religious and psychological goals. After all, is there some tally for how a child has deepened religious practice or grown spiritually? Should there be? And what about the progress a child has made in becoming more organized, collaborating successfully on a project, or learning to manage time and emotions well? The latter skills translate into a productive adulthood, but we don’t often stop to teach them, much less measure them in some quantifiable way. So, these are the limitations of grades: they measure some very precise things that some kids can do very well, but they leave us without information about important types of competencies that students may or may not be developing, because grades generally don’t address religious, social, and emotional growth.
Updated: Nov. 14, 2018
On April 30, 2018, the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University hosted a conference entitled Inside Jewish Day Schools, where educators in the field and researchers studying it got a chance to hear from each other. The conference, co-chaired by Jon Levisohn and Jonathan Krasner, engaged a series of panelists who offered views on a range of issues, as well as facilitated sessions that explored those topics in deeper ways. The evening consisted of dinner and a viewing of clips from the edu-documentary Race to Nowhere that attendees then discussed. The two days were informative, rich, and thought-provoking.
Updated: May. 30, 2018
Now Rabbi Bitton and I are launching The Idea School, which will open in the 2018-19 school year in Bergen County, NJ. As a modern Orthodox, co-ed high school, our mission will be to provide students with the abilities to nurture a relationship with Hashem, live a rich halakhic life, and engage with the world in an ethically and morally responsible manner. It will also be to help students see learning as a joyful, lifelong process.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2017
Mrs. Tikvah Wiener outlines a PBL project design unit focusing on Tefillah. As many of our schools struggle with engagement and Tefilllah, Tikvah and her colleagues have outlined a new project putting the dilemma into the hands of the students for whom the dilemma is a reality. Problem-Based Learning, as its name suggests, asks students to solve a real-world problem. One thorny problem Jewish educators face is how to approach prayer — tefillah — in school. At the PBL Collaboratory in Judaic Studies that took place last month in late March, a group of us were inspired by RealSchooler Ronit Langer, who dropped by and spoke about the fact that tefillah in school seems more punitive than aspirational. We decided to tackle the topic during our project design session.
Updated: May. 21, 2015
The Second Annual Frisch RealSchool Summer Sandbox is coming, July 21-13, 2014 at The Frisch School in Paramus, NJ. The Sandbox is a time for you, someone who is passionate about Jewish education, to get together with those who are like-minded in order to make a project you can implement in your educational setting. Our focus this year is on creativity: how to imbue it into the classroom; use it to redesign your courses; and make space for it in the larger educational setting.
Updated: May. 25, 2014
On July 8-10, 2013, RealSchool, an inquiry-based, student-driven learning model begun by educator Tikvah Wiener and a cohort of students at The Frisch School, ran its first Summer Sandbox. The Sandbox, which took place at Ma'ayanot High School in Teaneck, New Jersey, was an opportunity for all those passionate about Jewish education to collaborate on projects they could then implement in their educational settings.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2013
Registration is now open for RealSchool's Summer Sandbox, a three-day workshop in Teaneck, NJ from July 8-10, 2013, where you can collaborate with educators, parents, students, administrators and board members on any project for Jewish day schools that interests you.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2013
A group of 75 educators from the tri-state area gathered at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for the first annual JEdCamp in New Jersey. 'JEDCamp' is short for Jewish education Camp, an innovative 'unconference' where participants gather in a vendor free environment and 'create' workshops and then lead them.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
RealSchool is a club run by Tikvah Wiener at The Frisch School that uses the Whole Person Learning approach. The club has students engage in experiential, self-directed and collaborative learning by having each member choose an interest he/she has and then develop that interest in a way that benefits the larger community.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2012