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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.
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…"
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
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I've got a lot of these skills covered, but certainly not all of them. I'm assuming we all could improve our skills. This post resonated with me, so I made it pretty to post it near my desk. When I glance at it, it reminds me of what I am working towards. For all the resources, go back to the original post in The Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website.…See More
Research is a process of critical inquiry that leads to valid propositions and conclusions communicated to interested parties. Researchers use a given set of methods within the research design to achieve valid and reliable knowledge.Conducting a proper research necessitates the employment of some steps. These steps may recur through several cycles of a project to give the researcher concrete results. Some of the steps include: observation, reflection, and experimentation. This article seeks to…See More