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Tikkun (1 November 2017) 32 (4): 40–47.
Published: 01 November 2017
... whom the teachings of Hasidism have been a key spiritual resource for much of my life. As a child raised in the nascent Jewish Renewal Movement in the 1970s and 80s and a longtime student of Reb Zalman’s, I regard him as a powerful model of a learned and innovative Jewish teacher whose expansive...
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Reb Zalman and spiritual teacher Ram Dass in 2008 Reb Zalman and spiritual teacher Ram Dass in 2008 Joan Halifax More
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Tikkun (1 April 2011) 26 (2): 30–32.
Published: 01 April 2011
... (over 85 percent black and Latino) spent $11,300 per student in 2010, while suburban New Trier High School (over 85 percent white) spent $17,500 per student. These are more than just numbers—they mean class sizes of fifteen students versus forty students; well-compensated teachers versus “two years and...
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Tikkun (1 January 2008) 23 (1): 24–25.
Published: 01 January 2008
... days. The corporation provides teachers with a free curriculum that in­ structs students on “good and bad hair days” and asks them to list the three hair products they would absolutely need if stranded on a...
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Tikkun (1 April 2008) 23 (2): 79.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., sour blush of spirit, crimes in the spongy flesh of our teachers: the villager's thumb smashed blue open to our mistakes, their skin absorbs from hammering evil thoughts into every fault, a body's true instruction...
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Tikkun (1 January 2010) 25 (1): 6.
Published: 01 January 2010
... finance or busi­ health care, and financial regulation, the education ness, not education. Alternative sources of teachers, like Teach for issue has been a mere trill note. Yet, the effort to im­ America, can only supply a limited share of new teacher demand. prove the...
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Tikkun (1 April 2010) 25 (2): 15–19.
Published: 01 April 2010
... them?” terestingly many parents rushed to her defense. She was, they said, an excellent and caring educator. And, besides, it was one way to help teachers who, in this city, were forced to purchase basic school supplies out of their own salaries. It is not hard to see their point...
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Tikkun (1 November 2016) 31 (4): 46–49.
Published: 01 November 2016
... now shape American society. Education has lost its moral, political, and spiritual bearings just as teachers across the country are being belittled and institutions of higher education are under attack by economic and religious fundamentalists. One consequence is that higher education has become...
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Tikkun (1 January 2012) 27 (1): 48–50.
Published: 01 January 2012
... began the restorative justice journey at Cole. In August of 2006, after several planning meetings with the principal, we launched a year of training for the teachers. We unearthed conflicts among staff and used the restorative justice process to work through them. At the same time I was facilitating...
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Tikkun (1 April 2013) 28 (2): 72.
Published: 01 April 2013
... nuns, most of   them retired teachers, convalesced or passed, where I’d volunteered during study hall changing bed pans and   pouring Hawaiian Punch into paper cups, they hadn’t renovated the spired building I’d entered day after day, my plaid jumper   becoming more ironic with each curve. How...
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Tikkun (1 January 2016) 31 (1): 14.
Published: 01 January 2016
...BRIAN JONES Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2016 F or those on the front lines of the fight to defend and improve public education, the 2016 presidential election is already a minefield. On July 11, 2015, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten announced that the...
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Tikkun (1 January 2009) 24 (1): 56–57.
Published: 01 January 2009
... came up to me and said: “I am a teacher. A great teacher. I love teaching. And I am quitting. All the good teachers in 56 TIKKUN WWW.TIKKUN.ORG JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2009 A P P...
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Tikkun (1 November 2010) 25 (4): 56.
Published: 01 November 2010
... sounded good to us! of controversy. How could the cock/womb imagery of the May- At that time, our teachers and other Witches and Pagans pole speak to us when our own sexuality was much more fluid? often saw the world as a cosmic play of duality, with spiritual and Were we not...
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Tikkun (1 January 2012) 27 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Rabbi Michael Lerner Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2012 A s A mericans increasingly buy into political notions that prioritize budget cuts over the provision of necessary human services, educational institutions across the country find themselves facing severe economic crises. Teachers face...
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Tikkun (1 November 2016) 31 (4): 50–54.
Published: 01 November 2016
... abroad, she spoke of the importance of being around other Black women as mentors and guides. In her view, this was critical to understanding herself as a Black woman teacher. But there was sadness on her face as we talked further. “I have never had a Black teacher,” she whispered. “But this trip would...
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Tikkun (1 April 2010) 25 (2): 58–60.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... Come forward in tim e, and the boy, now a grown m an, has left behind his village in Turkey and is visiting the U nited States as a Fulbright exchange teacher...
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Tikkun (1 January 2009) 24 (1): 80.
Published: 01 January 2009
... your administration to reform around issues of educational leadership and teacher preparation—at least as energetic as the efforts that have been put into the testing and skills focus of these past years. Conservatives have been right in arguing that education is always a morally...
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Tikkun (1 January 2011) 26 (1): 95.
Published: 01 January 2011
...JOSH KORNBLUTH M y son’s middle school was having a “culture fair” recently, so he asked me for some guidance. His task was to create a display that described his Jewish heritage. “When is it due?” I asked. “Tomorrow.” “When did your teacher first assign it?” “Oh, a couple of...
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Tikkun (1 November 2016) 31 (4): 54–57.
Published: 01 November 2016
... assume that teaching about love necessitates its practice. But an academic curriculum that delves deeply into the nature of love in several adventurous teachers’ classrooms can be a springboard into an explicit school- wide practice of the compassion, empathy and generosity that Tikkun’s Spiritual...
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Tikkun (1 January 2008) 23 (1): 64–68.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., to watch on a huge screen as Arafat and Rabin shook hands while Clinton spread his arms between them like an angel, and now to hear this: Becky’s father has passed away. The teachers spoke to us from the front of...