Bonza Bottler Day is celebrated every month on the day when the number of the month matches the number of the day (i.e. January 1, March 3, June 5 and so on).
The idea to celebrate this occurrence came from the mind of Elaine Fremont who established the first Bonza Bottler Day in 1985. Elaine Fremont established this day because she realized that August was… Continue
Added by Dorothy Hastings on August 7, 2014 at 2:00am —
Today is Digital Learning Day! To mark the occasion, let me take you through a quick walkthrough of the halls of Wamogo Regional Middle/High School and give you a snapshot on how digital learning… Continue
Added by Colette M Bennett on February 6, 2013 at 4:29pm —
I know everyone is ready for that first bright day when our students return to socialize and learn. But here are a few ideas for using Google Apps, including an activity for Veterans Day: a short 150 word essay on the simple topic "Honor All Veterans." This was sponsored by our local VFW last year, but two of my students carried it further, and if you use Google Apps, you might want to try this, or adapt it to another project.
Google Docs is our tool to… Continue
Added by Sheri on August 16, 2012 at 9:31am —
Shelly Blake-Plock is a progressive educator and blogger for Teach Paperless. Blake-Plock blogs regularly on "all aspects of paperless, digital, and technological culture as it relates to education." In addition to his blog, Blake-Plock teaches high… Continue
Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 8, 2010 at 8:30am —
Check out my Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day "tweetgrid
BUY NOTHING DAY 2009
Why do you buy?
Once upon a time, we used to buy what we needed, period.
Now that we have all we need, we buy for other reasons: to impress each other, to fill a void, to kill… Continue
Added by Eric Snyder on November 27, 2009 at 8:30am —
Are you an unmarried woman over 25? Then according to an old Quebec tradition, you'd be a "Catherinette
!" But don't worry… put on your apron and start pulling some taffy!
But where does this custom come from? Here
Added by Eric Snyder on November 25, 2009 at 11:27am —
Soldiers, politicians and the Holy Church all declare war to be an abomination and yet two global wars were fought in the last century and many conflicts since, some deliberately escalated. At first glance, it would appear that war is fought for two reasons defense or conquest. If this holds true than every military engagement can be quantified as either defensive or offensive. The problem with attempting to explain every military operation as either defensive or offensive comes with three… Continue
Added by H2onE2 on October 5, 2009 at 7:09pm —
Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond, A Review by Rabbi Robert Abramson, Director, Department of Education United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
This book can make a difference.
For quite some time, some supplementary schools have engaged teens as teaching assistants in a variety of ways and some material was… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on September 4, 2009 at 9:38am —
Shalom Colleagues and Friends,
This is a collaborative post. We invite you to submit web-based and print references on mentoring Jewish students and teachers. We want this listing to be as complete and helpful to our readers as possible.
List of Web-based References
http://www.avi-chai.org/Static/Binaries/Publications/Experience%20Speaks_0.pdf Read Godsoe, Bethany et al. (2007) Experience Speaks: The Impact of Mentoring in the Classroom and Beyond. NY: AVI… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on September 2, 2009 at 5:43am —
More Praise for Important New Publication:
Wendy Light, National Education Consultant, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism writes:
We all agree that there is a significant demand for qualified teachers in Jewish day schools and congregational schools. There is concern as to where the next generation of Jewish educators will come from. Dr. Richard and Elaine Solomon have sensitively addressed this challenge in their new book, just released, and entitled… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 30, 2009 at 10:52am —
Rabbi Dr. Moshe P.Weisblum, spiritual leader of congregation Kneseth Israel, Annapolis, Maryland and author of Ruth Talk and Table Talk:Biblical Questions and Answers offers this endorsement of Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond.
"One of the best books on the subject...offering hope and help, this groundbreaking book is an ideal source for the transitions that… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 30, 2009 at 10:48am —
The ideal educational setting in which to be a mentor teacher is within a congregation that is committed to life-long learning, a school that is a Jewish professional learning and within a classroom that is a community of cooperative learners. Let's explore these structures and their connections more thoroughly.
A congregation of life-long learners is one that studies and lives Torah. A Jewish professional learning community is a school in which the administration, teachers and… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 28, 2009 at 7:21am —
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 13, 2009 at 7:14pm —
I have just started a blog whose purpose is to create a venue where interested educators can access information about Jewish mentoring programs and materials. I envision that blog as a forum to discuss issues relating to the improvement of Jewish education through the mentoring of Jewish students and teachers. In the blog you will find articles, resources, and programs on the role of mentoring in the recruitment, development and retention of Jewish… Continue
Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on April 23, 2009 at 11:00am —