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Second Language aquasition

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We teach a Hebrew immersion program to our students in grades 1-4 for half a day. I was noticing that our fourth grade students could not take a Hebrew root word and conjugate it into past tense. I…Continue

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Dear Educators:Please help me display the power of the blogging to my faculty for a presentation we are doing next week, by briefly contributing to this doc! Please write a brief response to the…Continue

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http://agreenblatt@blogspot.com

Here is a recent post from my blog

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010

The focus needs to be on the Students
There has been a lot of chatting on Twitter about No Child left Behind, The Race to the Top, as well as standards and teaching to the Test.
To be honest I have only taught in the private sector and I am not sure what the Race to the top actually is. Besides getting some money from a NCLB grant I don't know much about that either, and we don't have district standards that we must meet.
However Here is what I do know:
1. The focus of our teaching has to be on each individual student and meeting the needs of our students
2. We should be more concerned in creating an atmosphere the enables our students to be life long learners and give them the skills they need for life.
3. We have to engage our students and make the learning real and not just teach for a pen and paper test.
4.No matter what the government says we need to insure the success of all of our students. As the famous quote from Apollo 13 "Failure is Not and Option"
5 We as teachers need to willing to adopt and`change and meet the needs of 21st Century learners.

There is a lot that needs to change in our education system and I certainly don't know enough about what needs to change nor do I have the answers. However in my opinion in we would focus on the five points I mentioned above I believe we will go a long way to helping our students which has to be our primary concern

Those are my thoughts
Akevy

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A Personal Message: Please Join Me

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

 

Editors Note: I know that I am preaching to the choir since most people that read this are on Twitter already. 



In the past week much has been made of the fact that as an Orthodox Jewish Educator living in Memphis TN. that I have over 1,300 followers on Twitter. Yes I am still amazed and humbled by this fact and at times when I am asked why people follow me I have a tough time answering. 

However when I am asked why I tweet or what I tweet about the answer is easy. I…

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“All or Nothing”- IDon’t Think So

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 4:01pm 0 Comments



 

Lately there have been a number of tweets about being…

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Differentiating = Good Teaching

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Unplugging a Power Struggle

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

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At 11:44pm on February 27, 2011, Yis Pollock said…
Thanks so much. I was very interested in reading what you wrote about DI in a fifth grade classroom. I am working to implement it in my 3rd grade Chumash lessons.
At 2:17pm on February 16, 2011, chana9 said…
Your last blog post was great - I couldn't agree more: "if the culture created by educators and leaders on Twitter was modeled in our schools we would be well on the way to educating the future leaders of 21st Century".
At 2:42pm on January 13, 2011, Naomi Epstein said…

Kol hakavod on your initiative! However, I'm an English teacher to deaf and hard of hear students here in Israel and am not involved in this topic.

Best of Luck!

Naomi

At 1:08pm on October 29, 2010, Nathan Grimm said…
No Problem, I was just saying that I appreciated all your posts about "Waiting for Superman." I added one to our blog post about KIPP schools and Waiting for Superman: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/blog/2010/10/28/kipp-schools/
At 2:06am on October 29, 2010, Tzvi D. Daum said…
Due due 2,000 character limit I am uploading the file below entitled "Some thoughts..."Some thoughts...
At 4:55pm on October 28, 2010, Tzvi D. Daum said…
You are welcome! It is a noble cause and I wish you a lot of luck, but I must say I don't think it will be easy. I don't know if you caught my recent blog posting (click here) but building a network of this nature does not happen overnight or by itself. I also think "nabol tibol" if you try to do it all yourself.

My unsolicited suggestion is that you might want to use your organizational skills to develop a rotation of bloggers/writers etc and ask them to commit to writing once a month or once every two months, i.e. the PLN can have say four blogs a month and discussions around those blogs as they relate to what you hope to accomplish here. The idea being that a) it won't fall all on your shoulders 2) ideas will be fresh and varied b) you give your network time to develop and expand.
Okay, that was my two cents.
 
 
 

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