Professional Development Resources: Student Engagement

Motivation as the Linchpin in the Developmental Lesson

The first in a series of articles exploring the structural elements of the developmental lesson.   This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at 1:11... Read more

A Look at the Sources and Structure of the Prayers in the Siddur- the Last Brachot of Shemona Esrei

The sixth in a series of six lessons, Abe Katz provides sources for and an explanation of the last brachot of the Shemona Esrei. To read... Read more

A Look at the Sources and Structure of the Prayers in the Siddur- the Middle Brachot of Shemona Esrei

The fifth in a series of six lessons, Abe Katz provides sources for and an explanation of the middle brachot of the Shemona Esrei. To read... Read more

Real Siddur Teaching: What I Know about Prayer Education

This article explores ways in which to motivate students to involve themselves in communal Jewish prayer in a regular way, presently, as well as... Read more

A Look at the Sources and Structure of the Prayers in the Siddur- Introduction to Shemona Esrei and the First Three Brachot

The fourth in a series of six lessons, Abe Katz provides sources for and an explanation of Shemona Esrei and its first three brachot. To read... Read more

Karaites In The Classroom: On the Use of Group Role-Playing in the Teaching of Jewish History

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, Heshvan 5751, pp. 15-16. Appears here with premission. One of the important subjects for study in the... Read more

Homework for Educators

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 1989, pp. 27-28. Appears here with premission. Dear Rabbi, Mrs. and Ms., We are... Read more

Is There Life After Homework?

This article originally appeared in Ten Da’at, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 1989, pp. 29-30. Appears here with permission. “Abba, you must help me with... Read more

The Joy and Celebration of Learning

First Thoughts – The Illusion Neal Gabler (2002), the social critic, notes that for decades observers have been saying that Americans live in the... Read more

Standing Beneath the Mountain: Transmitting Torah to the Next Generation

Prologue: In every large group or organization, the individuals involved never quite actualize the professed ideals. Visitors to an urban courtroom, for example, are... Read more
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