Today we discuss how the current lockdown and remote learning could change the education system forever.
Batsheva Frankel, MAT, is a veteran teacher of over 25 years. In 2011, she began developing the award-winning LaunchBox products, which are games and activities that explore big philosophical ideas.
She is also the creator of Lenses of Questioning, a methodology for helping students develop critical and analytical thinking skills. Batsheva has given classes and workshops for educators all over the US and UK, including at the Deeper-Learning Conference, The California Association for the Gifted, GameLevelLearnCon, Limmud Festival and NewCAJE. She designs curriculum and creative programming, as well as mentors teachers for institutions across the US.
From her long-time teaching and administrative gig at Areté Preparatory Academy, Batsheva and the head of Areté Prep, Jim Hahn, formed The Areté Institute in Los Angeles to actively participate in and contribute to the larger conversation about what great education could and should be and how to make it happen.
As director of The Areté Institute, Batsheva produces and hosts the podcast Overthrowing Education as well creates programming for both educators and parents. Her book, The Jewish Educator’s Companion: Practical Tools and Inspirational Ideas was published in 2017 (Behrman House)
‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’
The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.
For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk