Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: The Person Teaching with Yiddish

The Editors

INTRODUCTION

In an effort to pool the wis­dom and expe­ri­ence acquired by our con­trib­u­tors’ work in the class­room, In geveb reg­u­lar­ly polls Yid­dish instruc­tors on top­ics relat­ed to Yid­dish ped­a­gogy. In our Loyt Di Lerers series, we com­pile ideas and best prac­tices for teach­ers who teach Yid­dish, teach about Yid­dish, and teach with texts from Yid­dish sources. The respons­es to these polls offer a cross-sec­tion of the opin­ions, approach­es, and expe­ri­ences of Yid­dish instruc­tors from Los Ange­les to Tel Aviv, from children’s pro­grams to uni­ver­si­ty class­es to con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion cours­es, from new teach­ers to those with a life­time of experience. 

In our Loyt di Lerers series we have gathered teachers’ thoughts about Yiddish textbooks, focused on the question of whether and how to use Weinreich’s College Yiddish, asked teachers to describe how they conduct the first day of Yiddish class and what their strategies are for the Intermediate Yiddish classroom, learned how instructors teach with texts translated from Yiddish, asked Holocaust educators how they teach with and about Yiddish, and learned about Yiddish clubs and reading groups.

This time, we’re getting personal. We want to hear about what and how you share with your students about your personal life and commitments (if you have them) to Yiddish. To what extent do you bring the political, cultural, and personal aspects of yourself to the classroom? Does teaching with or about Yiddish come with heightened expectations of personal commitment?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with the In geveb teaching community.


MLA STYLE
Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: The Person Teaching with Yiddish.” In geveb, September 2017: https://ingeveb.org/pedagogy/invitation-to-participate-the-person-teaching-with-yiddishthe.
CHICAGO STYLE
Editors, The. “Invitation to Participate: The Person Teaching with Yiddish.” In geveb (September 2017): Accessed Feb 26, 2021.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Editors