"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another."
- John Dewey
In 2012 I will model authentic learning for my students by learning
In 2012 I will do my best to treat the questions, ideas, and insights of my
students with the respect they deserve.
In 2012 I will open my heart to receiving feedback from students, parents,
colleagues, and supervisors.
In 2012 I will demand of myself that I go the extra step(s) helping my
students and peers mature and grow.
In 2012 I will break down the walls of my classroom so that the outside
world can infiltrate with the hopes that my classroom will then transform the
In 2012 I will partner with students, parents, and fellow educators in a
covenant of learning with the individual student at the center.
In 2012 I will champion the cause of Jewish education by demanding that
Jewish studies be relevant, inspiring, nourishing, engaging, and joyful.
In 2012 I will sing, laugh, play, dance, and chill with my students.
In 2012 I will view the Jewish holidays through new eyes and with renewed
- In 2012 I will bring the fullness of my humanity into my work as a Jewish educator so that I might be more fully human (loving, caring, aware, thoughtful, passionate, intentional, reflective, kind) through my work as a Jewish educator.
Published online by Rabbi Micah Lapidus