Pedagogy of Partnership
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Teaching Tips for Online Havruta Learning

Havruta learning affords us a particular opportunity to cultivate meaningful connections between people at a time when physical distancing is necessary. Online platforms such as Zoom enable us to pair students easily in breakout rooms to talk and learn with one another. Teachers can “pop” in, listen, and help while also giving students necessary time to direct and enjoy their own learning relationship. Here are some tips for teachers to support students’ havruta learning online


Havruta Warm Up Exercises

The Pedagogy of Partnership Havruta Warm Up

The Havruta Warm Up facilitates a havruta pair to get to know one another as learners and enter into their partnership with intention. It also helps to give partners a shared idea of good havruta practice to guide their study. Use these links to find the Warm Up that works best for you and your students:


For high schoolers and adults

For upper elementary and middle school students


Using the Havruta Warm Up Online

  1. Pair your students into havruta partnerships to do some learning with a text and some guiding questions that you have provided.
  1. Assign each pair (or group of three if needed) into online breakout rooms. Provide the breakout rooms with a link to the PoP Havruta Warm Up by copying and pasting the link into the “broadcast function” or “chat function” of your online platform. Alternatively, simply email students a file of the document. Ask students to follow the steps of the exercise. When they are finished with the Warm Up, instruct students to begin their learning together.
  2. When students finish their text learning, ask them to reflect on their havruta in relation to the intentions they set at the end of the Warm Up exercise.


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