I made a conscious choice last year to teach the class for the struggling 7th grade ELL students. Normally, I was told earlier, if you get 1-2 students of the 10-12 students to advance to a higher level ability group... Continue Reading →
Next Wednesday I am flying to Philadelphia! There is a double excitement for me in this long trip from Tel-Aviv: I’ll get to visit my brother and his family who live in Philly, as well as participate in the ISTE... Continue Reading →
...personalized learning?? There is a big difference between preparing one lesson for 30 students, or 20 personalized programs.
Alternative assessments? It's a lot easier to check one or two standardized tests every semester than to check and re-check personal assignments done individually 1-3 times every week. 60 checks per semester or 120 per week?...
The school year started a month ago, and already we’re counting almost 2 weeks of holiday time. It’s difficult enough to get them going after the summer vacation, but teaching a few days and going off to yet another vacation... Continue Reading →
My cousin, Daphna, an amazing woman, sister, friend, kindred spirit, passed away surprisingly last week from an unknown disease, which consumed her within days. The shock of losing one of my very closest family members, who was younger than me,... Continue Reading →
This international, cross border communications, advice, sharing, exchanging views and experience is giving a HUGE push to the profession of teaching. Teachers who participate are exposed not only to their own questions or findings, but to infinite amounts of unexpected knowledge and information.
I had no idea I would feel this way. My first year as a teacher ended and I had to say goodbye to my students, my beloved students, because next year I will be teaching in another school. I waited... Continue Reading →
My greatest frustration is this group of 8th graders who suffer from various learning disabilities. I know that they CAN learn. I have proved it to them by teaching them all sorts of little things. But here we are, 7... Continue Reading →
Diagnosed or not, struggling students are a challenge and lucky for them I am an entrepreneur. What does one have to do with the other? Good teachers are entrepreneurs, or at least they use entrepreneurial skills and thinking in their work.... Continue Reading →
When everybody around me complemented me on my ideas about technology and games in the classroom I thought they were exaggerating. Which kid wouldn’t just love to be able to use their cellphone in class? Wouldn’t they prefer to get... Continue Reading →