Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
Understanding the 5 Stages of marriage can increase your commitment when times are tough.
A rare Holocaust diary appears 70 years after being written by its doomed author.
The Iran deal is the worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history.
Iran repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel. Indifference is not an option.
An Israeli home device turns trash into biogas fuel.
One possible answer to Pope Francis’s question.
An Israeli ex-envoy believes the Iran deal is bad for Israel, U.S. and the world.
5 reasons to spend more time alone.
My friend always talks about money. Should I keep her as a friend?
We bring it upon ourselves through hubris, self-centeredness and insensitivity to others.
Strategies for perfectionists to overcome procrastination and pull the trigger.
My list according to Jewish values.
Because every parent can use a quick reminder.
A user-friendly guide for men who sometimes have no idea what their wife is really saying.
Super easy beef and chicken pot recipes.
Be bold and give it a try.
If these warning signs sound familiar, distance yourself as much as possible.
Saying yes with clarity.
Understanding their relevance to the 21st century.
We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?
In a seemingly suicidal move, the Jews take on the mighty Romans.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
Exploring the contemporary meaning of the first tragedy that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, the breaking of the tablets at Mt Sinai.
Then and now, I am a Jew and I mourn.
In Israel, my 4-year-old son was on a mission to see the Temple being rebuilt. We were all surprised when he found it.
That day’s never been a good day for the Jews.
From an Orthodox all-girls high school to a secular British University. In two words: culture shock.
I’ve updated my author photo. Curls and all.
How does your name define you, if at all?
Building unity through kindness.
Amazing facts about Israel.
Aish.com's video sensation celebrating Israel's birthday!
February 19, 2011
April 13, 2011 7:56 PM
February 24, 2011 3:40 AM
Go with the times....
I think Mr Clark's creativity and approach are what is needed for the typical student in 2011. Whether we care to admit it or not, we are combatting a high energy, entertaining world. Many students go home to video games, and probably many much more engaging entertainment activities- including "hanging out". There is nothing wrong with teachers singing, dancing and enjoying their way through academic content. the success of these students will be the true litmus test, but to be honest, my money is on Mr. Clark's methods, not the teacher/morah/rebbe who stands at the front of the class an lectures. e need to think outside the chinuch box. (I mean no disrespect to the dedicated rabbanim and teachers the world over who give so much to our kids- I am one.)
February 23, 2011 7:30 PM
To answer your question:
February 23, 2011 3:54 PM
this is only logical!
As "Emro" pointed out, "real life" is not this entertaining but that doesn't mean learning shouldn't be. I am an intelligent woman who did fantastic in school; however, I, like most young people in my generation (early 20s) grew up in a world with computers, T.V., the internet, and video games, all with constant stimuli. And like most people in my generation, school became a jail where we sat under stimulated for 8 hours. Why does school need to be a boring place? I am no better prepared for life than these kids will be, even though I had a traditional education. The reason for this is because real life is a fallacy. Whether or not a teacher helps a student learn in a way that is geared to the level of the students has no repercussions on the preparedness for difficulties that will inevitably lie ahead. If anything, these children are learning a valuable life lesson - thinking outside of the confinements people who have no vision create can further their careers and let them enjoy the few years we have on this planet. Clearly this teacher has "succeeded" by thinking creatively. I think we should take a lesson from this man and realize our children do not need to be bored to learn. The world is looking for the next google or facebook. These inventions come from being stimulated and by thinking. I WISH that growing up I could have had the opportunity to work with teachers who would have put thought into their plans instead of standing and lecturing. I hope we can teach our children this "edutainment" so that maybe the next generation can have a better shot at enjoying where they spend most of their time at...school.
February 22, 2011 9:01 PM
Is this what teaching has become? Edutainment? Yes, it looks like a lot of fun, but guess what, the real world is not going to entertain you everyday of your life.
February 22, 2011 5:24 AM
Not like they do now
Education is going through a major transformation and Jewish schools are lagging behind. It is a huge issue. Children learn differently and have access to knowledge in ways unparalleled to anytime during history. If Jewish schools don't make the right changes to become 21st century schools we risk losing the great institutions of Jewish learning we have worked so hard to create.
February 21, 2011 8:52 PM
Good idea for young teachersand will be appreciated by high spririted kids
Looks inteesting. However, how about the aboive 40 teacher and the not-so-high spririted children. Like the quiet, stable and diligent ones.Those who are not so much "in" but prefer the traditional school. Where do the teachers get their education for this kind of job?. I did a lot of various unlikely projects during my teaching years but none so physically and musically demanding.And - how do the parents take it? Love JOndráčková, Czech Republic.
February 20, 2011 8:03 PM
This teacher embodies everything a teacher should be, knowledgeable, smart, fun, caring, and one who understands the students at a deep connecting level. Kol HaKavod !!!
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.