Design Thinking and the Relevance Gap

In my experience as a Tanakh teacher for many years in both Orthodox and community schools, I have consistently encountered consensus amongst educators that learning should be meaningful and relevant to students.

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April 6, 2021

Embracing and Reimaging School Context

Teacher. Learner. Content. Environment. The four basic elements of any educational experience. In normal times, educational leaders (think we) have control over all four: we hire the best teachers, we know our learners and how best to teach them, we make intentional decisions about content and curriculum, and we design

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August 26, 2020

The Return of Baby B

As the director of a Jewish early childhood learning center, I have trained for many unexpected events. Natural disasters, school violence, custody battles, and more. But I never took a class on surviving a global pandemic, or how to welcome back our little learners whose lives have been upended. I

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August 19, 2020
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