Today, the medium of the Internet
allows for the possibility of creating that type of interaction
on a much broader scale. The classroom problem that you have, the
idea that you are working on, the question that your student asked
that has you stumped, can all be shared with other teachers who
have, perhaps, grappled with these issue before.
For fifteen years, the Lookjed list has been that kind of
virtual community. Over 3300 teachers, principals, community lay leaders, and students
planning a career in Jewish education "come together" two or three times a week
to network with one another and to discuss issues of concern to them and to the
educational community. View the threaded archives here.
Here's what people are saying about Lookjed:
"Just wanted to let you know how much your hard work is appreciated. You have made an extremely valuable contribution
to the field of Jewish education and to educators who, as you know, often feel isolated and alone.
B'hatzlacha in your continued efforts to make our profession more professional and more hospitable."
- Esther Krauss, former principal, Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School
"I just want to say what a tremendous service you are doing for the Jewish educational committee. Yeyasher kochacha!"
- Jerry Unterman, Director, Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS)
"I just want to say again thanks for your work...the list is not only about chinuch but is itself Talmud Torah. Yashar Koach."
- Larry Laufman Houston, Faculty, Florence Melton Mini School
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