ClassDojo changing the education world

ClassDojo at its start and its unveiling, it began as a behavior management tool for the student which allowed teachers to congratulate the real ideas from the students when they had to behave excellently or with a lot of decorum or in instances when they had to portray a new useful tool. Since then, ClassDojo has evolved into a platform where the parents and teachers can share information including the photos, messages, and videos about their students while in class. The software has since recorded over 3 million subscribers with most of them being parents and teachers of the lower level students and pupils in the school.  See techcrunch.com.

Currently, ClassDojo is being used by almost a third quarter of teachers in most of US schools and has also been adopted by educators and institutions across the globe hitting 180 countries by the time of publishing the document.  Refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClassDojo.

According to PERTS, the chief director, ClassDojo can reach many teachers and students at the same time via its messaging options. The founders have since planned to survey in a 2.1 million study both educators and students who are the subscribers to be able to evaluate its effectiveness and the upgrade required.  Check here.

ClassDojo assists both the teachers and parents to monitor the students’ progress, and hence help the student to achieve a target set which is analyzed by both the teacher and the student via the messages and videos sent. The app also assists the parents to save lots of time and energy trying to get information on the whereabouts of the students when in school. In other times it helps improve the school’s curriculum.  Based on businessinsider.com

 

Ancient Kabbalah Principles Taught in Kabbalah Centres

There are over 30 Kabbalah Centres and study locations around the world today, so if you are interested in learning more about Kabbalah and seeing how close you are to a Kabbalah Centre, go to Kabbalah.com. Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that has been passed down through the generations from before God formed the Jewish nation.

The principles of Kabbalah contain the spirituality that has been on the Earth since the beginning of time. Kabbalah students study the practical applications of this wisdom, and instructors teach how to use the principles in their everyday lives. They learn how to use the spirituality to make better decisions and to find the joy that Kabbalahists believe is inside each human being. The instructors focus on the practical methods that develop the principles of joy and happiness.

Kabbalah Centres

Throughout history, Kabbalah wisdom has been studied only by the chief priests and elders, and it was only taught in small groups. In 1922, Rav Yehuda Ashlag established the first Kabbalah Centre in the world in Jerusalem, Israel. Rav Ashlag had the first comlete manuscript of Kabbalah called The Zohar translated from Hebrew to English, and this Centre was the first place ever in history where the average lay person could read and study Kabbalah.

Rav Micheal and Karen Berg traveled from the U.S. to study in this Center in Israel, and they stayed there 10 years. After returning to the U.S., they established a Kabbalah Center in NYC where they translated ancient documents into many languages and taught on the ancient works. Ten years later, the New York Center was moved to San Francisco and other Centers were also established.

At the Kabbalah centers, students are able to fellowship and share ideas. At least once a month, dinners are held so the members can get to know each other. The Centers have books and other literature availiable, along with CDs and DVDs, but one of the main purposes is to volunteer in the community around the Center to practice the principles  and spread the joy they have found.