Tag: Religion

In Defense of the Simple Mistake

Perfection is overrated. I've probably prepared well over 1,000 kids for their b'nei mitzvah, and by far, the number one fear any of them have expressed is that when they're standing on the bimah, chanting their haftorah or a part of the service, they'll make a mistake. Well-meaning parents and other adults feed into this ...

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B-B-B-Bad to the Bone?

You gotta hand it to those ancient rabbis--they sure knew how to tackle classroom management. In fact, we read about their nuanced understanding of effective pedagogical techniques each year at the Passover Seder. Forget everything you thought you knew about education. The rabbis had it all figured out: there are simply four kinds of learners--the ...

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