Professional Development Resources Tag: Curriculum

Teaching Jewish Texts: Authority and Relevance

This article was written by Zvi Grumet. [1] Most Judaic learning, especially past the primary grades, is text based.  As people who study texts,... Read more

A Study of the Teaching of Jewish History in Modern Orthodox Yeshivah High Schools

This article originally appeared in Jewish Education 54:4 (Winter 1986), p.27-38. Reprinted here with permission. This essay discusses the major findings of a study... Read more

Teaching Integrated Jewish Humanities in High School: American Literature, Philosophy and Jewish Thought

This article discusses the merits of a new education model that synthesises between Jewish and general studies. To read the article, click here. Read more

Jewish Education for Jewish Commitment

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Reconsidering Pedagogic Use of the Ramban Al Hatorah

Abstract: The article argues for three pedagogic uses of the Ramban al hatorah which the author believes are not currently being employed. The first... Read more

Teaching Iyov in a High School Setting

This article explores the most effective ways of teaching sefer Iyov (Job) in a High School setting.  To read the article, click here. Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teaching Toward Appreciation

Teaching Toward Appreciation – 057 – Beyond learning content knowledge and skills, many teachers would like to see their students develop a real and lasting... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Start Where They Are

Start Where They Are – 053 – It’s a well known adage of education to start a lesson where the kids already are. But what... Read more

Out of the Ashes: The Indomitable Spirit of Jewish Survival

This article discusses calamities in Jewish history within the wider context of Jewish survival. To read the article, click here. Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The First Week of School

The First Week of School – 040 – What is the best way to start the school year? Should I get serious right away to... Read more
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