Using a little bit of educational philosophy and a lot of practical tools, The Jewish Educator's Companion provides suggestions, activities, and templates with concrete examples drawn from Jewish traditions and texts to help educators explore:
*Games and strategies to develop critical thinking skills
*A Jewish twist on STEM that addresses concepts such as God, prayer, and ethics
*Methodologies that are changing or enhancing traditional education
*Teacher tools to build community and manage a classroom
*Educational programs from all kinds of communities to spark your creativity
If you are seeking a menu of ways to make Jewish learning thoughtful and deep while truly engaging learners, this book is a great guide. --Miriam Heller Stern, Ph.D., National Director, School of Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Batsheva Frankel's new book adds something desperately needed in the Jewish educational world - a toolkit to inspire new and veteran teachers alike. --Rabbi Ari Segal, Head of School, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles
Batsheva offers practical applications as well as sound pedagogical theory and background. This is a great gift to Jewish educators everywhere. --Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, Community Educator, Reform Judaism UK
Lenses of Questioning Kit
The Lenses of Questioning method (loosely based on the business model of Six Hats of Thinking) gives solid tools and includes activities to both model for and train students to ask and analyze strong questions. This leads to deeper critical thinking skills and imaginative observations. And it's fun!!
This method has been taught and used in schools all over the US.
Comes with the 6 different colored glasses, 1 game die and a booklet that helps you implement this method in a fun and successful way.