For the last five years I have been teaching Modern Hebrew to adults at NYU, Middlebury and Stern Colleges, as well as in Israeli Ulpanim. Alongside teaching, I work as a prose editor, and I am the Head of the Fiction Evaluation Department at Am-Oved Israeli publishing house. As a psychologist and a former lawyer, I have conducted research on judges' use of language in court resolutions. My latest paper explored the use of Poetry Slam and Spoken Word as pedagogical tools in the Hebrew classroom.
In my teaching I create an intimate learning environment to encourage active engagement, self-expression and communication. By initiating one-on-one conversations and small group talks, I aim to facilitate a dialogue experience in which students can engage in meaningful and relevant communication in Hebrew. We will often use the Flipped Classroom method to research and present on current events and issues that matter to my students.