The taxi driver. Ask any seasoned business traveler for the latest and best information anywhere—what to do, where to go, where to get it (anything), how to get there—and he’ll tell you, hail a cab. And then there are Israeli taxi drivers—in my experience, a breed apart from the rest. Their unique Jewish, blue collar and Middle Eastern backgrounds can make for fascinating interaction with those not familiar with the culture, where the passenger is regarded not as a fare, but as a charge to be carefully served, attended—and questioned.
The Times of Israel: Teachers Will Need to Adjust Their Approach in Order to Educate the Leaders of Tomorrow
In the last decade, there has been a big push globally to innovate our education systems. Education institutions have focused on various new methods, including: project-based learning, research-based learning, flipped classrooms, game-based learning, learning through video, thinking based learning, etc.
I touched down in Israel as wildfires were burning around the country, affecting AMIT schools in multiple communities. Almost instantly, AMIT students, faculty and administrators responded to the need.
“I’m coming home” is truly the way I feel each time I enter Yerushalayim. Just set me loose to walk and wander for hours and nothing makes me happier, except, maybe sitting at my favorite restaurants, shopping at my favorite spots, and enjoying culture along with our Jewish history as I behold the modern and ancient melding seamlessly together.
Surrounding the core of identity and values of a school, we have identified five additional components, and my upcoming posts will each delve into one of these components. As we go through this process, the bonds and interconnectedness will begin to become clear, weaving together a full picture.
I am honored and excited to be chairing the AMIT mission celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem. Even though I was only a child, I vividly remember the miracle of the Six-Day war and the exhilaration and joy I felt when the war was won by the Israelis.