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Blog entry | 22 Aug, 2014

The most important thing you can do as a religious school teacher is create and foster opportunities for your students to build relationships with each other, with you and the other people in your synagogue community. How to get started? Jump in – before school even starts.

News | 20 Aug, 2014

Many of us are struggling with the question of how we address Israel and the Gaza conflict with our students this fall. We have collected many resources to help you feel comfortable addressing your students and parents questions.

News | 20 Aug, 2014

New changes are now available to your learning space on the OLC thanks to YOUR feedback!

News | 20 Aug, 2014

Follow along with Behrman House, The Paradigm Project, and 29 micro-bloggers to return core values of Judaism to Jewish early childhood education.

Blog entry | 19 Aug, 2014

Rabbi Mark Levine discusses the importance of project based learning as a way for students to explore real life problems and as a vehicle to liberate Judaism from the exclusive domain of the synagogue and restore its transcendent value.

Blog entry | 19 Aug, 2014

Project Based Learning has made a splash in the secular education world and it can be a powerful tool for Jewish classrooms, too. So go ahead, take the plunge.

Blog entry | 19 Aug, 2014

Most Hebrew programs in congregational schools are directed toward language learning rather than language acquisition. In other words, students learn Hebrew as a skill (and often as a prayer skill) rather than for communication.

Blog entry | 19 Aug, 2014

Diane Zimmerman, Associate Education Director at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C., identifies what PBL is and what it is not from the students’ and teachers’ perspectives.