Back to School!
The first day of school always feels exciting. Teachers start fresh with a new class and friends are reunited. Getting to that first day though takes a tremendous amount of planning! We at the ISJL love planning and finding ways to make this process as easy for you as possible!
We have ideas for how to set the tone for the year, how to execute excellent teachers trainings, how to set parents up for success, checklists galore and more. We hope you get some great inspiration here and that you will reach out to your Education Fellow for anything you need!
Chai Lights: Conference 2016
Creating A Culture of Parental Involvement
What Is Experiential Learning?
Experiential learning is one of those “trending topics” that has been popping up in everyone’s social media newsfeeds and in all sorts of communal conversations as the next big thing in Jewish education. But what is experiential learning and how do we bring it to our classrooms?
Experiential learning is actually exactly what it sounds like, learning through experience. So it’s not really the NEXT big thing, since lots of things we already love – like summer camp and retreats! – fall into this category. Read More..
Spotlight On: Galveston, Texas
With everything else we have keeping us busy all summer, how can we stay connected with our religious school families as Back-To-School approaches?
One of our ISJL Education Partner Communities, Congregation B’nai Israel in Galveston, Texas, has found a way to bring their religious school families back together before the start of the traditional religious school year—and we’re shining a spotlight on it because it’s something more schools might want to try! Read More..
Teacher Training Makes All The Difference
As we head into a new school year, it’s critical to equip both teachers, as well as students, with the skills to succeed. Before the semester starts, it's helpful to think about who your teachers are, what you can offer them, what you should expect from them, and how to make the most of everyone’s time. Read More...
The ISJL Program Bank: Making Your Jewish Education Dreams Come True!
Space Jam: Making Physical And Emotional Room for Learning
As the school year fast approaches, it is time to start planning the set-up of both your physical classroom space and the feeling you want to create for your community. Creating a setting that is conducive for learning is crucial whether you are a teacher preparing the room for students or a director preparing a space for teachers. Additionally, setting clear expectations for both teachers and students is essential to creating a positive and productive learning environment. Read More..