Posted on June 25, 2020 by Dr. Sara Smith

This week, we launched our Virtual Salons. The goal of the salons is to bring students, alumni, and friends together and build community while also providing an opportunity for learning and growth. We are lucky to have alumni engaged in fantastic work and for them to teach us about their experiences and passions in the field...

Posted on March 13, 2020 by

As school leaders anticipate moving classes online, educators are forced to grapple with the reality that online learning is not simply an equal substitute for in-person all-class learning. In fact, we are looking at an entirely different pedagogical and learning experience. And yet, this is becoming the presumptive option. 

Posted on December 17, 2019 by Dr. Sara Smith

As the semester comes to a close, I am looking forward to reviewing our students’ final projects for Reflective Practice 3. In this project, students create a professional portfolio that they can use to present themselves to potential future employers...

Posted on December 13, 2019 by Dr. Sara Smith

Over the summer, AJU renovated the third floor academic wing. This process included painting the walls and doors, which necessitated removing the mezuzot from the doorposts...

Posted on December 10, 2019 by Sharon Bacharach

I was recently the only social worker in a sea of occupational therapists at a conference in Colorado about our eighth sense: Interoception, by Kelly Mahler. I have been working with children for 30 years, however, never heard this word before, nor did I know that we have 8 senses...

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Dr. Bruce Powell

The ultimate challenge for Jewish education today is to determine for ourselves and our students, “Why do we need a Jewish education?”  Or, more to the point, “Why be Jewish?”...

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Sharon Bacharach

Teaching both in the MAed and BA program has so far been an amazing experience for me. I’ve been meeting so many early childhood educators from multiple Jewish and non-Jewish ECCs. Students drive and hour or two for our classes; that is dedication...

Posted on November 7, 2019 by Dr. Sara Smith

The month of Tishrei is a marathon for Jews everywhere. For educators, it’s an iron man. We do not want to look back and count even one missed opportunity, so we take advantage of it all and do our best to create as many teachable moments as possible...