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
I recently completed a study on the beliefs of teachers and principals of their ability to impact student learning during school improvement. My study contained interviews of 13 principals and teachers from across the United States who have experienced school improvement at some level. I did this study because in my own district, at the time that I started this study, 31% of the schools in my district were still operating in failing status and this just didn't make sense to me. All schools in…See More
"This is fantastic. As a new Principal at a school, and one whose Master's thesis was based specifically on the difference between how adults and students use technology, this article speaks volumes to me. I love the idea of determining the…"
Shopaholics do not agree to the fact that they are shopaholics until and unless they are forced to agree that they are affected by the addiction of shopping, and they need to do seriously something about it so that they do not waste their entire savings and cry about it on a later date. In this post, we will help you spot the problem and if you spot the issue, go ahead and look for a remedy so that you get enough time to be at ease in the future. 1. Your credit card balance is always close…See More
Hello Collective wisdom!I wanted to know if there were any great websites anyone can recommend for elementary school students (K-12) that introduce primary sources?With Common Core State Standards, I notice students are introduced to primary sources in the 3rd grade and there is a local history assignment at one of the schools I talked to. Know any good introductory sites? I'm currently building one as part of a project for my multimedia course and would like to look to the left and right for…See More