More Praise for Important New Publication:
Wendy Light, National Education Consultant, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism writes:
We all agree that there is a significant demand for qualified teachers in Jewish day schools and congregational schools. There is concern as to where the next generation of Jewish educators will come from. Dr. Richard and Elaine Solomon have sensitively addressed this challenge in their new book, just released, and entitled Toolbox for Teachers and Mentors: Moving Madrichim to Mentor Teachers and Beyond.
In question and answer dialogue format, each chapter addresses the essentials; lesson plans design, classroom management, motivational activities, learning and learning assessment all seen through the lens of Jewish knowledge and values. The book is also filled with charts, diagrams and exercises to engage tomorrow’s Jewish educators today.
This book can be used for 11th and 12th grade students in a supplementary school or in a day school program and would also serve as an outstanding text for education consultants, principals, supervisors and professors who conduct workshops and seminars in mentoring, supervision and staff development.
Building on their success in secular education the Solomon’s have adapted those same important ideas about teaching enduring knowledge of the Jewish traditions. I believe that this is a ‘must have’ book for every Jewish educator’s book shelf.
The book has been published by Wheatmark Press and can be purchased at http://toolboxforteachersandmentors.com