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The most significant thing I learned through TAP: Don’t insult a child.

By Dotan Yarden, TAP Teen at BZBI Our goal as educators is to create an accepting and motivational environment that helps children learn and flourish. Learning is voluntary. Being taught does not necessarily mean someone is learning, and the best way to make sure people are learning is to get them to want to learn. I know that I have learned more in classes when the teacher was nice and encouraging. Just last week I was sitting in English class, confused about what to do and when I asked for help my teacher told me that this was "simple stuff". This only made [...]

By |October 23rd, 2013|Categories: TAP|0 Comments

Introducing jteenphilly

By Lori Rubin, Director, jkidphilly and jteenphilly / The energy is palpable! jteenphilly, a new initiative for Jewish teens, their parents and the professionals who work with them, is under way! 28 organizations were represented in our first jteenphilly Consortium meeting yesterday (pictured below). Professionals from Jewish camps, youth groups, high schools, congregations, and initiatives that engage teens gathered together to share successes and challenges as we build a new jteen community.