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Lessons from Camp

There are lots of lessons to bring back from camp. Some of them are surprising. For one, let's stop feeling bad about formal education.

A Gardener’s Guide to Hebrew

How a gardening fail showed me that the "best" way to teach Hebrew is just a wrong-headed notion.

Fear and Loathing and Assessment

The prospect of assessing a colleague’s work turns out to be just as uncomfortable for us as receiving assessments ourselves. Here are three tools to help us get rid of our sweaty palms and develop assessment practices that we're willing to use.

Israel Education: Heroic Story or Honest Narrative?

Ari Shavit says our kids feel they've been told a false story about Israel--and that we did it. Now what?