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Photographer Judah Harris has published an endearing photo essay taken on-site in Jewish day schools.
Yet another sign that American early childhood education is losing its mind.
Research shows that parents contribute more to their pre-teens' academic success by opening up lines of communication with them, by articulating what they expect from their children, and by engaging them with interesting and educational content at home. Parents contribute less to their children's academic success by organizing school bake sales. (I suppose the one new things here is that helping kids with homework helps, but not that much.)
Post-denominational, egaliatrian, (mostly) halakhic, beit midrash. Another big step in the return to ritual and text-study outside the Orthodox community.
The students colloquially refer to R. Haskel Lookstein's class in Ramaz on sexual ethics as "Sex with the rabbi." Cute, I suppose, but the topic is serious. The NY Times reports.
This time Time Magazine takes a potshot at overprotective, hypersensitive, helicopter parents.
Practical advice on talking to grade-school students from a master educator. Sometimes it's the little things that matter.
Teachers are always in search of a little extra income. Why not just sell your lesson plans on e-bay? (One teacher has made over thirty grand).
How much Yiddish has made its way into spoken English, among Jews and among non-Jews? Who uses Yiddishisms and who doesn't? Who sprinkles their English with Hebrew slang? This survey has some answers.