January 26, 2023
At the MTEI (Mandel Teacher Educator Institute) graduate conference on Singer Island, Florida, in December 2022, we were asked to take a pad of sticky notes and jot down each task we accomplished in the previous week at work.
January 26, 2023
What I appreciate most about MTEI gatherings is that they provide the gift of getting me off the dance floor and into the balcony. What do I mean? I spend (too) much time dealing with the urgent and seemingly important: designing yet another flyer, reminding teachers to submit lesson plans and lesson summaries, and organizing supplies.
September 23, 2022
Welcoming Shabbat in my professional role looks very different from my previous Friday evening Shabbat practice! Our learners come together Friday afternoons for our Shabbat-based religious school program, and our weekly family Shabbat service is the cornerstone of each session.
August 29, 2022
Words matter. They shape a child’s mind: opening landscapes while fencing others off, carving streams of ideas and emotional associations while setting up dams elsewhere.
August 8, 2022
Nanci Caplan and Suzanne Mishkin
We feel such enormous gratitude to have had the opportunity to learn with Cohort 8 of MTEI. Over the last few years since we graduated, we have continued to look to the MTEI principles to guide us and our work.
July 7, 2022
Alison Weikel and Jeff Stanzler
This post tells the story of one school’s participation in a special pilot for congregational schools of the Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT) web project, a pilot co-sponsored by MTEI and directed by Jeff Stanzler of the MTEI faculty.
December 10, 2021
Miriam Raider-Roth, Ed.D.
MTEI was, and is, a vocabulary, a language all its own. I learned how to speak differently, how to listen differently, how to think differently.
November 17, 2021
Tamar Shames and Dassi Shtern
Walking into the first Sunday of the very first MTEI Seminar, we were both filled with mixed feelings of trepidation and excitement. What was this all about?
September 10, 2021
Mel Berwin and Rachel Nelson
We are one seminar away from finishing two years of learning with the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute. One of the most impactful lessons that we gleaned from the program was present from the very first seminar, in November 2019.
June 1, 2021
Rivy Poupko Kletenik
Watching our sixth graders perform on Lag Ba’Omer was a particularly poignant, multilayered moment. This was not your typical grade school performance.