Roni Rosenthal is the CEO and Founder of “The Pencil Pro." She is the innovator of the Brain-Empowered with Creativity model, an adjunct-Professor and an Education Director.
Roni is known for challenging and motivating people in becoming creative thinkers. She is a frequent speaker at workshops, universities, and schools.
Roni believes that creative thinking is a virtue and a must have skill in the 21st century. Her goal is to promote original thinking worldwide, and she has developed the tools to do so.
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Not by the Book: The Pencil Pro
Adam Schwartz is a motivated high school teacher bothered by the lack of his students' creative ideas in their attempt to write essays for their college applications. Together with his best friends, Drew, a twice-divorced attorney; Kenny, a senior trade consultant in a real-estate company; and his brother-in-law Rob, an IT guy turned stay-at-home-dad, he initiates The Pencil Pro, a program aimed at finding the next genius. Soon their Facebook page becomes a social-media hit with over 15,000 followers and countless motivated minds.
Eric Gutenheim is a detective with the Providence, RI, police department. When Eric is called on to solve the murder case of a 16-year-old girl, he soon learns that this case is not going to be run-of-the-mill. Together with his deputy Sergeant Elaine Hernandez, the two detectives search for the killer through the codes of ancient tribes from thousands of years ago.
The two parallel stories are woven together to the climax of an unexpected ending.
101 Let's Have Fun - 101 Fun Activities that Reinforce Learning in the Hebrew Language
Education & Teaching - Teaching a Second Language
Are you a Hebrew or a Jewish school educator? Are you looking for dynamic interactive lessons? Are you looking for fun ways to reinforce Hebrew and Jewish Holiday vocabulary, Torah stories or the weekly Parasha? Are you tired of asking the students: "Tell me 2 new things you've learned today"? If your answer is yes, this is the book for you. 101 Let's Have Fun contains an abundance of activities for students, which is enriching, enjoyable and engaging. Your class will learn in a fun and active environment while your teaching will evolve into a satisfying and inspiring experience. In 101 Let's Have Fun you will find 101 games and activities that will introduce new vocabulary in a unique way, teach or review the Hebrew alphabet, and reinforce the Hebrew and Jewish Holiday vocabulary in dynamic-interactive ways. But more important, this book will make your students feel more comfortable using Hebrew vocabulary, as if they always have. 101 Let's Have Fun also includes more than 30 ready to be used Hebrew worksheets. If you are a Jewish educator or a Hebrew school teacher this book is for you.
So, What Do You Know About Being Jewish?
Religion & Spirituality - Judaism
Who wrote the Torah? What is haftarah? What is inside the mezuzah? Why do we celebrate Lag B'Omer? Who was Theodor Herzl? How many guests should we invite to our Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony? What does the word "Jerusalem" mean? Who was the first Jewish senator? Can a year have 13 months? It is often said that Jewish people love to answer a question with another question. This is a wise idea! Every new piece of information you uncover can spur you to learn even more. Whether your deepest interest in Judaism is religious, historical, cultural, literary, musical, or all of the above, you will find that Judaism weaves these different strands together with a deftness that can be surprising. Every name, every event, and every custom that has become a part of Judaism has great meaning attached to it, and the answers are here. "So, What do you know about being Jewish" present 165 questions and answers. All of these questions have many advantages, including evaluating your knowledge and learning important material in a more fun and memorable way. So, What do you know about being Jewish also includes suggestions for Jewish teachers and educators, of fun learning activities using the educational material in this book. Roni Rosenthal, M.A. in Education and counseling from the University of Haifa, Israel, is an experienced Judaic teacher, education director, lecturer and a published author of several books. Over the past five years, Roni has collected questions, debates, and matters for clarification. She consulted with rabbis (Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform), colleagues, and researched Jewish history books, making sure that all the answers in this book were both accurate and complete. "It would fill a library to write down everything there is to know about Judaism, but I hope that the questions and answers in this book will enrich your world in the same way that this knowledge enriches mine".
On Shapes and More
Circles, triangles, squares and rectangles are much more than just shapes. In this spectacular book you will learn how to find those forms in your everyday life. On Shapes and More is a 'must have' book. It will help your child develop the basic mathematical-analytic vision - essential tools to hold and cherish for the rest of his life, in a fun and colorful way.