Author Archives: Alexandra Fleksher

Alexandra Fleksher has taught middle and high school Judaics Studies and English over the past 14 years and is currently a freelance writer and active member of her Jewish community. She holds an M.S. in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and an undergraduate degree in English/Communications from Stern College for Women. Her essays have been published in Klal Perspectives, Cross-Currents, and The Five Towns Jewish Times. She lives in University Heights, Ohio, with her husband and four children.

The Student-Centered Classroom and Why You Should Care

by Alexandra Fleksher The classroom is filled with noise.  Students are on the floor in circles, crouched in corners, and walking about, engrossed in discussion.  Books are open, papers are being scribbled upon, and pages are being flipped as the students are taking active responsibility for the learning task at hand.  If you have ever seen a classroom like this, ...

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