Inclusive Attitudes: Considering Student Discussion Board Responses as Indicators of Attitudes
Compelling reasons exist for moving toward inclusion of diverse learners in Jewish day schools. Graduate programs face the challenge of preparing pre- and in-service teachers as effective educators for inclusive settings. While the development of skills is vital, the inculcation of positive attitudes regarding diverse learners may be equally important. This article explores the process of using student work to evaluate students’ attitudes in the context of a course on teaching diverse learners in a Master’s degree program.
Publication Year: 2017 | Updated in JTEC: March 19, 2017
Great Teaching Takes More Than a Great Jewish Journey
Many believe that being a great Jewish educator is, above all, about being a passionate and spiritual Jew. But decades of education research have shown that good teachers are made, not born. Ultimately, an inspiring Jewish journey can only take an educator so far. The best Jewish educators need to have deep knowledge of how to teach as well.
Publication Year: February 2, 2017 | Updated in JTEC: February 13, 2017
Those Who Can…Will Teach! The Jewish Day School Teacher Re-Design 2017
For over 10 years Hebrew College and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem supported by the AVI CHAI Foundation have partnered to develop a cadre of premiere classroom teachers for North American Jewish Day Schools richly proficient in Biblical and Rabbinic texts and vision driven pedagogic skills with applications to the Day School classroom. As we recruit for this exciting educational opportunity for Cohort 18, we are proud to be able to continue to offer a re-energized and attractive program for the next generation of Jewish Day School teachers for North America. There has never been a better time to consider a contribution to the future of Jewish life through teaching and Hebrew College and the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators welcome all enquiries.
Publication Year: February 3, 2017 | Updated in JTEC: February 13, 2017
Training for Small Group Instruction in Pre-Service Teacher Education: Pedagogical Instructors’ Perceptions
According to the New Horizon educational reform, all teachers in Israel must implement small group instruction within the school curriculum. Small group instruction is perceived as an opportunity to provide a supportive learning environment that can enable schools to reach their educational aims in individualized ways. Having examined the implementation of small group instruction by novice teachers, our objective is to present the results of a research which aimed to clarify how pedagogical instructors perceive training for small group instruction, and how small group instruction is embedded in their curricula. Data were collected from 16 pedagogical advisors pertaining to EFL, Physical Education, special Education, and Sciences.
Publication Year: 2016 | Updated in JTEC: February 13, 2017