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Becoming a Day School Teacher

Lea WinklerLea Winkler, Cohort 8
Cohen Hillel Academy, Marblehead, MA
"My Journey to Becoming a Day School Teacher"
A simple classroom moment sparks Lea to ask how she might learn a language of teaching that taps into her Jewish knowledge and empowers her to guide students' learning. 





Jeremy Arcus-GoldbergJeremy Arcus-Goldberg, Cohort 11
"Hitting the Bulls-Eye: Finding Shared Understanding"
Listen to Jeremy, a native of West Hartford, CT with a BA in Philosophy and Religion from Boston University and a Master's of Jewish Studies from the Siegal College of Jewish Studies, describe how reshaping the learning bulls-eye allows the teacher and students to explore and reach their goals. For the full version of Jeremy's presentation, visit our youtube channel>> 




Affecting School Change

Jamie Faith WoodsJamie Faith Woods, Cohort 1
Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Jamie has been a Delet mentor and serves as Garden Coordinator, in which she teaches children to be shomrei adamah (guardians of the earth) as they study the growing cycle, measuring and math, convey learning through writing and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Jamie has been a presenter at the North American Jewish Day School Conference (“Enacting the L: Creating a Professional Learning Community”) where she described the Professional Learning Community she convened at JCDSRI.  


Jarad MatasJared Matas, Cohort 2
Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA
“Collaborating With Colleagues”
A veteran day school teacher, Jared describes the importance of working with his colleagues to orient himself to middle school teaching (after being at the elementary level for several years) as well as to share ideas and find ways to support each other in creating dynamic learning opportunities.




Enabling Innovative Learning

Sara SmithSara Smith, Cohort 8
Yula Girls School, Los Angeles, CA
Sara recently participated in Yeshiva University's Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education. For six summers, Sara has been an educator at Genesis at Brandeis, working with teenagers to build community and engage with questions of Jewish identity. Her essay, "
The Imahot in the Amidah: A History," was recently published in Contemporary Jewry.


Jocelyn SegalJocelyn Segal, Cohort 2
Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA
“Creating and Sustaining a Community of Learners”
By “diving deep” into her teaching practice, Joce describes how she and her students create a classroom community, take risks, and, ultimately, learn together. 

 


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