Why We Need Passion-Based Learning in Jewish Education

Why We Need Passion-Based Learning in Jewish Education
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Tikvah Wiener

Co-Founder and Director | I.D.E.A. Schools Network

How do we “teach a child according to his/her way”? Using the three P’s, Tikvah Wiener demonstrates how she is innovating learning through purpose, play, and passion. Wiener argues for a Jewis... See more

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Creating Innovators "

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World addresses these questions through in-depth profiles of young innovators and the adults who have made a difference in their lives, as well as vivid descriptions of innovation-driven classrooms and places of work. More than just a book about innovation, Creating Innovators is itself innovative.

Passion-Based Learning

There is lots of talk about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline and all of its leaks. My personal mission is to fill the STEM pipeline with so many children that it bursts. To do this, STEM must be taught in an inspiring way.

Between Passion and Knowledge: Creating Space for Student Exploration and Growth

One of the goals of experiential Jewish education is to impact the formation of the Jewish Identities of our learners. By Kenny Pollack [This is the eighth in an annual series of articles written by participants and alumni of the YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education (EJE), highlighting EJE related ideas and practices.]


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Tikvah  Wiener, 

Co-Founder and Director | I.D.E.A. Schools Network

Tikvah Wiener is co-Founder and Director of the I.D.E.A. Schools Network, which helps Jewish and independent schools implement project-based learning (PBL). Tikvah is also Chief Academic Officer at Magen David Yeshivah High School in Brooklyn, NY, where she oversees General Studies and implements PBL across the curriculum.  Tikvah loves helping students find and use their passions to make learning meaningful, relevant, and fun. She lives in Teaneck, NJ, with her husband and children.