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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes – re-posted from Edutopia


Mistakes are the most important thing that happens in any classroom, because they tell you where to focus that deliberate practice. So why don’t students view their mistakes as a valuable asset? Well, students don’t think about their mistakes rationally — they think about them emotionally. Read more: (more…)


From Bible Heroines to Bernie Madoff: Alicia Jo Rabins Strikes New Chord

Alicia Jo Rabins headshot

BERKLEY, Calif. (JTA) – Plucking a violin on an empty stage, an animated scene of Manhattan skyscrapers scrolling behind her pregnant body, the musician, poet and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins begins to sing what sounds like a mystical incantation of sorts. Read more:  (more…)