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Teaching Meaning in Judaism

Started Feb 24, 2011 0 Replies

I'm curious if anyone has had success or failure with teaching the meaning behind Jewish laws, customs, and the theological aspects of Judaism. Specifically, I would like to know which topics were…Continue

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Tzvi D. Daum replied to Yair Daar's discussion Teaching During Tests in the group Judaic Studies Teachers
"I looked quickly ... I think HW is the "doing" part of a regular system... that is where students put into action and practice what they learn. In a traditional Orthodox Jewish school it is very difficult to put into place a system of…"
Feb 25, 2011
Akevy Greenblatt replied to Yair Daar's discussion Teaching During Tests in the group Judaic Studies Teachers
"Here is a link to an article I would love to hear what you think    http://bit.ly/hgu5jc"
Feb 25, 2011
Tzvi D. Daum replied to Yair Daar's discussion Teaching During Tests in the group Judaic Studies Teachers
"As a teacher I find giving and grading tests the worst part of the job as it requires much work out of the classroom to demonstrate what I already know about each student. As you said, if you the answer why test? I think we test so students can know…"
Feb 25, 2011
Akevy Greenblatt replied to Yair Daar's discussion Teaching During Tests in the group Judaic Studies Teachers
"Thanks for sharing I do agree that students need to master things. I am not sure though if giving a pen and paper tests and grading them is the best answer. To be honest I am not sure what the balance is. To some people I don't grade enough…"
Feb 25, 2011
Tzvi D. Daum replied to Yair Daar's discussion Teaching During Tests in the group Judaic Studies Teachers
"There was an article recently in the NY Times about how students remember what they were tested on better than anything else... Sometimes I create review questions before the test of the main points I would like them to know and then ask those or…"
Feb 25, 2011
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Teaching Meaning in Judaism

I'm curious if anyone has had success or failure with teaching the meaning behind Jewish laws, customs, and the theological aspects of Judaism. Specifically, I would like to know which topics were meaningful at which ages and which were not.
Feb 24, 2011
Akevy Greenblatt replied to Yair Daar's discussion Teaching During Tests in the group Judaic Studies Teachers
"Yair ,  Thanks for sharing. I did something this year called the Untest. I believe I posted it on my posterous account akevy613.posterous.com.  The idea was I wanted to see what they learned without the pressure of a test. I came in and I…"
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Teaching During Tests

I have found that students are most attentive and eager to learn during an actual test. The reasons are obvious as they have the pressure of the test weighing on them. Since our main goal as teachers is to teach, I have become much more lenient in answering questions and actually instructing quietly during tests. Although it is not an exact science, I will usually take the amount of help I gave a student into account when grading. Any thoughts?See More
Feb 23, 2011
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"Welcome to the group and thank you for joining. Have a good Shabbos  Akevy"
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Welcome to the group and thank you for joining. Have a good Shabbos 

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