For teachers, this pedagogy can empower them to become clear on how to curate a “learning journey” for their students during preparation time, and enable them to strategically “dance” with their students when teaching.
For students, this methodology will help them feel held in a learning space, give them deeper access to text faster and ensure that a variety of learners can be successful learning in the same space together from the text, teacher and one another.
So, how do we create meaningful questions to both scaffold and bring our students into relationship with text?
Senior Director, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience
New York, NY
Jewish Pedagogies Circle
Leah Kahn is the Director of Educational Development at Hillel International. She holds a BA in Dance Performance and Arts Entrepreneurship from Columbia College Chicago, a Masters in Jewish Studies and Experiential Education from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and a certificate in Jewish Studies from The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She is a 2016 Pomegranate Prize recipient (Covenant Foundation), a 2018 recipient of the Fromer Award in Arts and Education for her work as a choreographer (East Bay Federation), and received the Katz Innovation Award from the Office of Innovation in 2018. She is also a certified yoga teacher, a lover of Torah, a lifelong modern dancer, a Shabbat enthusiast and a mean vegan cook. She lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband Darrell, and their kids, Hadar and Nadav.