I believe the teaching of Torah must reach for Big Ideas and Important Issues. The posts already on this blog are an attempt to help teachers in Jewish educational settings identify and share these ideas and issues with students.
This year I will be posting weekly to my other blog - http://parshakids.blogspot.com/ - which is specifically designed for use with middle school or high school students. I invite you to look at that blog and, if you find it appropriate, to use it with your students.
If you would like suggestions for using this blog effectively, please send me a note and I will be happy to share ideas with you and with other teachers.
The posts from last year will continue to be accessible on this blog - http://bettyannsbestbets.blogspot.com/
Please read the new post on Parsha 4 Kids. If you use it with your students, I urge you to have them post directly to the blog so other young people can share their thoughts in a collaborative effort to understand Jewish thinking in today's world.