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Podcast: What back to school looks like for two Israeli teachers

Educators from Jerusalem’s Hartman and Keshet schools talk about their students and classrooms

Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast.

This week, host Jessica Steinberg speaks with Tova Dagan and Yoni Nuriel, two high school and middle school teachers in Jerusalem as they prepare for Israel’s new school year that began on September 1.

Despite the annual threat of a countrywide teachers’ strike, the two discuss their outlook on the Israeli educational system and what they want for their own classrooms this year.

Dagan has been a homeroom teacher and is currently an English teacher at Keshet, a dual religious and secular school in Jerusalem; Nuriel is a homeroom teacher for rising eighth graders at Hartman High School, a religious Orthodox school for boys in Jerusalem, with a dedication to tradition and tolerance.

They both talk about how to teach kids during the ongoing pandemic, the challenges of finding better emotional boundaries between teachers and students and creating a stimulating educational environment despite the obstacles of the overall system.

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