The Dance of the Four Children

By Daniel Libenson

eJewish Philanthropy, Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), May 5, 2010

The author sees a fundamental problem in the fact that educators often focus only on how to convey material and not on how to whet students' appetites for learning. How do we move a person from non-asking to asking? The haggadah's instruction "at ptach lo (you should open the conversation for him)" is the only reasonable approach in that it places the full onus of responsibility upon the teacher, but what kind of opening will prompt more questions?

Topic: Educators, Professional Development, Education, Teachers

Name of Publication: Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times: A Roundtable on Critical Challenges and Opportunities

Page Number(s): 22-23

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Coverage: United States , World

Language: English

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Libenson, Daniel. The Dance of the Four Children. Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times: A Roundtable on Critical Challenges and Opportunities. eJewish Philanthropy,Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA). 5 May 2010: 22-23. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5421


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