Professional Development

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The Biblical Stories of Creation, Garden of Eden and the Flood: History or Metaphor?

This article originally appeared in Tradition Volume 33,2 (1999). Reprinted here with permission. The Rabbis long ago endorsed the idea that the written Torah... Read more
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The Democratic Classroom

Excerpts from “Democratic Classroom” Workshop  sbailey@moriah.nsw.edu.au   Administrators and classroom teachers acknowledge that effective, successful teaching requires two dynamics: process and structure. By process,... Read more
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Policies for Our Class – Design for Jewish Living

We will be spending three hours together each week.I want to use the time to teach, and you want to use the time to... Read more
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Ten Ways to Build Community in Your Classroom

Reprinted here with permission. Every school has a mission. Sometimes that mission is fairly unique to the individual school. Often, though, that mission is... Read more
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Imitate the Ramban, not the Professors

An interview with Shalom Carmy This interview with Rabbi Shalom Carmy appeared in Hamevaser Vol. 38 No. 1, and is reprinted with permission.   Asher Friedman: Our... Read more
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Using Multiple Intelligences in the Bible Classroom

Musical Intelligence: Remarkably, musical intelligence emerges earliest in life . People with musical intelligence have an ability to “produce and appreciate rhythm, pitch, and... Read more
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Mission statement/ School philosophy – Maayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, NJ

Ma’ayanot is a Yeshiva and College Preparatory High School for girls dedicated to the following objectives: To foster the development of a Torah personality:... Read more