25 05, 2017

Exploring the standards – Introduction

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Introduction to the Zekelman Standards The word curriculum means different things to different people. But one thing remains constant: curriculum changes dictated by governments around the world are ongoing. In the general studies arena, both the American and Australian governments, and indeed governments around the world, are constantly working to improve upon their educational mandates.

8 03, 2017

Why Standards, and Why Now?

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

by Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum The Zekelman Standards for Chumash present a significant milestone for Torah educators, but not necessarily an innovation. A closer look at our sources shows that an approach to Chumash that is based on skills and mastery, as opposed to coverage alone, is deeply rooted in in our heritage. The Maharal, commenting[1]