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Education

  • Making the Home a Place Where Homework Gets Completed By: Doctor Richard Curwin Conditions at home can also have a powerful effect on whether or not homework gets done. We all know that the main resistance when it comes to doing something we’d rather not do is mostly simply in getting started. Once we start, we usually finish or at least get most of it ...
  • How to Make Consequences Work By: Dr. Richard Curwin Along with Dr. Allen N. Mendler, my close friend and co-author of several books, I have spent a great deal of time promoting the use of consequences over punishments. We define a punishment as what is done to us (detentions, suspensions, checkmarks on public boards, calls home), and a consequence as what ...
  • Who’s Gifted? Written By: Joy Urbach The truth is, we all (or almost all of us) believe our child or children are gifted.  Consequently, we all want our children to be given the best possible education, that is appropriate for them. It is often easy to recognize when our child needs special help, especially if they personally struggle in ...
  • ISRAEL REPORT: THERE WILL BE A 12,000 TEACHER SHORTAGE Written By:  Cookie Schwaeber-Issan A recent article in the Jerusalem Post stated that a shortage of 12,000 high school teachers will happen by the year 2019, according to projections released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.  This will include math, English, biology, physics and chemistry  teachers.  At the same time that this is happening, the report ...
  • Education News From Israel   1.     Where’s the Public Uproar About Israel’s State of Education by Dov Lipman, rabbi, educator and political activist   Historically, the Jewish people have always been among the brightest, most creative minds worldwide and most literate of nations.  Aside from introducing the Bible to the world, we have also consistently contributed to the progress of civilization on ...