Dig Deep to Build Strong: Discovering Your Own Story To Create Engaging Curriculum


Jewish Education revolves around telling stories- the story of our people, the stories of our holidays and history. But what about your own story, as the educator and a person? How could sharing your own life- your practice, your experiences, what is meaningful to you- create deeper connections for your learners? And how do you balance that with maintaining your boundaries? 

This simple worksheet created by Ella Metuki in collaboration with Sasha Kopp will take you through thinking of your own story and memories, digging into one, and using it to create classroom activities. This can be used by educators in any setting to create authentic, connected curriculum. 

The resource includes a PDF printable version, and a google slide version to be filled digitally. 

Ella Metuki

Ella Metuki is a Jewish educator with over a decade of experience teaching Hebrew, Israel and Jewish life in supplementary education settings. Ella is a curriculum writer specializing in game-based, project-based and creative education for tots, tykes and teens. Ella is currently the Manager of the Jewish Educator Portal at the Jewish Educator Project, bringing quality resources to educators worldwide! 



  • After School and Beyond
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Early Childhood
  • Teen Engagement

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