Teachers & Educators
Enrich your students’ exploration of modern Israel with articles and videos developed by professional journalists. Behrman House has teamed up with ISRAEL21c to adapt selected ISRAEL21c content for use in Jewish religious schools as a series of downloadable lesson plans for grades 4-7 focusing on modern Israel. The first five installments of the ISRAEL21c Teacher's Edition are now available in the Behrman House Resource Libraries.
Get 50% off certificates between May 1st and May 8th, 2013*. Get ready for this year's graduating class or stock up for next year! Sale ends midnight 5/8/13. View and purchase certificates in the Behrman House online store (50% off will be automatically applied online) or mention this sale when you order by phone (800-221-2755). Presentation envelopes also available for $.50 each.
I was in Boston last weekend at Rick Recht and Sheldon Low’s two-day Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC). I’m no song leader nor a musician, so why go? A couple of reasons:
This week, Behrman House is launching a prototype of an innovative comic strip designed to teach the core values of each Torah portion. The comic series, which is called “The Amazing Torah Tablet,” follows the exploits of Micah and Mollie, a brother and sister who face the daily dilemmas of middle school with the help of a magical Torah Tablet.
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We recently asked fans of the Behrman House Facebook page "How do you get parents involved in Jewish education and reinforce Jewish life at home?" George Kelley, Education Director at Congregation Beth El-Zedek in Indiana, joined the conversation and offered some great family education ideas. We asked him to expand on his comment here so other educators can learn from Beth El-Zedek's success.
Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted last week that she was proud of her sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman, and her niece, 18-year-old Hallel Abramowitz-Silverman, for wearing tallitot while praying at the Kotel. Mother and daughter were arrested with 8 other women during the monthly prayer service held by Women of the Wall, a human rights group that has waged a long legal battle to secure religious rights for women in Israel.
Have you ordered from the Behrman House online store (behrman.powerwebbook.com A.K.A. "the blue site") in the past? The Behrman House online store has now been moved to BehrmanHouse.com (A.K.A. "the brown site") for a fully-integrated, more powerful, and easier to use online shopping experience. You can now browse products and place orders at www.behrmanhouse.com/store - Don't forget to update your bookmarks!
Welcome to February, when 33 percent of all New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. Research shows that the problem isn’t weak willpower. Rather, it’s ineffective goal-setting. Our goals aren’t SMART enough. We have SmartBoards in our classrooms, smartphones in our pockets, and maybe even SMART cars in our driveways, but we need to make sure that our goals are SMART, too.
Our Executive Editor, Rabbi Mark H. Levine, will host a networking session, demonstrate the OLC, and meet with educators to discuss a brand new product at the NAJDS conference February 3-5, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Have you missed seeing some of our newest materials? Be the first to see what's new in Jewish education when you join the Golem Plan: you'll get 30% off our newest classroom materials, PLUS 50% off review copies of some of our most popular 2012 titles (limit one copy per title per school, offer ends February 28, 2013). Just mention this offer when you sign up for our Golem plan and choose from the list below:
As a “giant step forward in our mission to reshape Hebrew education for a younger generation,” Behrman House has entered a collaborative agreement with Israel’s Center for Educational Technology (CET) to bring a first-of-its-kind online library to Jewish schools in the United States, giving students and educators access to both companies’ vast repository of educational offerings. CET developed Israel’s premier and biggest online library, encompassing over 1,000 Hebrew textbooks and information sources.
Are you trying to implement project based learning in your school? This year, Behrman House editors are developing materials and lesson plans that can help you incorporate project based learning into almost any subject area and help you enliven Jewish education in your community. PBL is one more effective tool you can use to inspire students and engage them in Judaism not just in the classroom, but throughout their lives.
Behrman House will be at the annual Jewish Educators Assembly (JEA) Conference in Dallas, TX, January 27–30, 2013. Let us know if you’d like to schedule time for a curriculum and Online Learning Center consultation on Sunday or Monday. Personal Consulting: Sign up now Terry Kaye will be available for personal consulting time to guide you in how best to use the OLC in your school or to talk through your curriculum. In the coffee shop, at the booth, or wherever you’d like to meet, she will:
Now is a great time to reflect on your school’s curriculum and consider something new. Here are five ideas for changing your approach to some timeless Jewish subjects. #1—Let Teens Argue We often hear from educators how challenged you feel in engaging post-b’nai mitzvah students meaningfully in Jewish study.
Attention Reform Educators!Can’t make it to Phoenix for the NATE conference? From December 23–26, 150 NATE members will gather in Phoenix for the annual conference. Even if you won’t be attending, we can bring some of the learning to you. Here’s how: 1. Watch the Behrman House Facebook page for regular conference updates and photos.
Behrman House will be at the annual National Association of Temple Educators (NATE) Conference in Phoenix, AZ, from December 23-26. Join us for a breakout session on using the Online Learning Center for project based learning and don't forget to schedule time for a curriculum and online learning consultation.