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Why We Need Passion-Based Learning in Jewish Education
Tikvah Wiener, Director of Educational Innovation at The Frisch School
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Proverbs extolls the we should "teach a child according to his/her way." According to educator Tikvah Wiener, that means listening to kids and making their passions the basis of the teaching.
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DATE POSTED:  06-04-2014 MORE ABOUT THE TALK

Proverbs extolls the we should "teach a child according to his/her way." According to educator Tikvah Wiener, that means listening to kids and making their passions the basis of the teaching. In this case study-come-call to action, we're offered a new perspective on Jewish education: what would it look like for Jewish day schools to truly engage in passion-based learning?

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Proverbs extolls the we should "teach a child according to his/her way." According to educator Tikvah Wiener, that means listening to kids and making their passions the basis of the teaching.
ABOUT THE TALK

Proverbs extolls the we should "teach a child according to his/her way." According to educator Tikvah Wiener, that means listening to kids and making their passions the basis of the teaching. In this case study-come-call to action, we're offered a new perspective on Jewish education: what would it look like for Jewish day schools to truly engage in passion-based learning?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Tikvah Wiener is currently Director of Educational Innovation at The Frisch School in Paramus, NJ and is Director of RealSchool, an inquiry-based, student-driven learning program. In RealSchool, students learn by doing, collaborating with peers to create events and projects they are passionate about and that will better the world. Tikvah also runs the Summer Sandbox, an opportunity for educators to play with passion and purpose, in order to create engaging and meaningful ways for students to learn. Tikvah herself uses project-based (PBL) and inquiry-based learning (IBL) to teach her English and art history courses at Frisch. This year she piloted a SIM CITY class, where students imagine and create the kind of environment in which they would like to live. She is also working with the Frisch faculty to incorporate PBL into the overall curriculum.

Tikvah has been a teacher at Frisch since 2001. Prior to that, she worked at Samuel H. Wang High School for Girls in Queens, NY. She graduated Queens College with an M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing and is a graduate of Stern College, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature. She lives in Teaneck, NJ with her husband and three children.

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MEET Tikvah Wiener

Tikvah Wiener is currently Director of Educational Innovation at The Frisch School in Paramus, NJ and is Director of RealSchool, an inquiry-based, student-driven learning program. In RealSchool, students learn by doing, collaborating with peers to create events and projects they are passionate about and that will better the world. Tikvah also runs the Summer Sandbox, an opportunity for educators to play with passion and purpose, in order to create engaging and meaningful ways for students to learn. Tikvah herself uses project-based (PBL) and inquiry-based learning (IBL) to teach her English and art history courses at Frisch. This year she piloted a SIM CITY class, where students imagine and create the kind of environment in which they would like to live. She is also working with the Frisch faculty to incorporate PBL into the overall curriculum.

Tikvah has been a teacher at Frisch since 2001. Prior to that, she worked at Samuel H. Wang High School for Girls in Queens, NY. She graduated Queens College with an M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing and is a graduate of Stern College, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature. She lives in Teaneck, NJ with her husband and three children.

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