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n extra hundred dollars is
always welcome news to
Two hundred is even
success. There were a number of
options for the teachers, but most
important, they all came with a
desire to learn and to bring back
new ideas to the classroom," Ms.
Locke said. "Many teachers went
beyond the 10 units."
Lisa Bernstein, an instructor
with Temple Beth Israel in Ann
Arbor, attends as many pro-
grams as she can. Distance often
makes it difficult. She didn't re-
Money may have been the ini-
tial motivating force to get this
Temple Israel first-grade teacher
to some professional-growth
workshops. However, Ms.
Bashara feels she is walking
away with more than a well-
Last week, Ms.
Bashara and about 75
other Jewish educa-
tors attended the final
shop sponsored by the
Agency for Jewish
up 10 or more credits
by attending creativ-
and retreats receive
$100 from the AJE.
The AJE offered 12
About 350 Jewish
the Detroit area. Two 4
hundred and fifty en-
rolled in the Nirim
program. One hun-
dred two fulfilled the Drora Kleinplaiz attended a creativity night.
obligation and re-
ceived the monetary incentive.
ceive the $100 incentive.
Temple Israel teachers, like
In the final workshop, Ms.
Ms. Bashara, were offered a Bernstein sat in on a seminar
matching incentive from their called "Creative Commence-
ments" led by Baltimore rabbi
Ms. Bashara walks away from and day-school instructor Stuart
her first year of teaching with Seltzer.
tangible results — money, time-
Rabbi Seltzer spoke of begin-
filler activities and a game she nings, endings and a holistic ap-
made for her class, questions and proach to teaching Torah. He
answers called "Reach For The offered both theory and practical
solutions which could be taken
The enrichment program was back to the classroom.
named Nirim from the quote in
"Although there is a lot of sup-
Jeremiah 4:3, "Plant a seed in port from principals and other
`tilled and fertile' soil so it will instructors, sometimes you're
flourish." Nirim literally trans- on your own. This is an opportu-
lates as a tilled field.
nity to think about how to
Keeping with that theme, AJE engage our kids at every level.
director of school services Shawn Fall is too ripe with administra-
Locke asked teachers to do what tive duties for planning," Rabbi
farmers did three times each year Seltzer said.
— step back and look at their
For those sorts of words, Ms.
Bernstein and others sat for
Teachers listed among their nearly two hours, taking notes
accomplishments the imple- and asking questions.
mentation of art, games, music
"I come to look for creative
and theater into their classrooms. ideas, for tips from other teach-
"The enthusiasm of the teach- ers, for potential lesson plans,"
ers helped make this program a Ms. Bernstein said.
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