2012 Teacher Forum Participant

Each semester the Mandel Center offers a schedule of events at which educators, scholars and members of the community can learn about new work in Jewish education research and exchange ideas.

The 2015-16 schedule of public events will be available in late summer.


Inspiring Teaching: Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools

Thursday, May 7, 2015Inspiring Teaching Cover

A panel discussion and celebration of the release of Inspiring Teaching: Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools, edited by Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Eran Tamir, and Karen Hammerness. Educational leaders from four different contexts discussed how Inspiring Teaching illuminates their experiences.

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Interpretive Discussion: Engaging Students in Text-Based Discussions

7th Annual Mandel Center Teacher Forum with Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

Sunday, February 8, 2015Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon

How can teachers prepare and lead powerful conversations about texts?

Teachers in all subject areas are seeking ways to help students engage with and meaningfully discuss many different types of texts (e.g., literary, historical, scientific). Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon presented an interactive workshop on "interpretive discussion," her approach to effective text discussion, and guided teachers through a carefully refined process for preparing, leading and reflecting on these conversations. This approach can be used with students of all ages.

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