Seeking to Improve their Craft, Judaic Studies Teachers take Part in YUTeach Fellowship

Rabbi Matan Wexler, a sixth grade teacher at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, believes that a great educator is never done learning. “My goal is to make a difference in Jewish education, and I’m constantly looking for ways to grow and improve my craft, so I can have a positive impact on my students,” he said.

Danielle Grajower and Rabbi Daniel Schwechter design a differentiated lesson plan

Danielle Grajower and Rabbi Daniel Schwechter design a differentiated lesson plan.

With four years of classroom experience under his belt, Wexler was eager to learn of his acceptance to the Legacy Heritage YUTeach Fellowship, a program from Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership (YU School Partnership) geared toward Judaic Studies educators who have been teaching for at least two years and are looking to advance through unique professional development opportunities.

“It seemed like an ideal way to meet other teachers, see their perspectives and learn how they grapple with similar teaching challenges, while also gaining new skills and techniques to enhance my own teaching,” said Wexler. And so far, he’s been right. Read the rest of this entry…

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