Tag - Jewish Day Schools

There is a Price to Pay for Having a Price to Pay: Where Should Innovation Live in the Jewish Day School Ecosystem?

By Jon Mitzmacher When you live your life by the school calendar – as I have only ever done – you know that we are in the season for closings and openings. The period of the omer in many Jewish day schools is not simply the counting up from Passover to Shavuot; it is often the mad rush to do all that needs to be done to close out the...

Leadership and Followership in the Judaic Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities

By Chaim Botwinick Today’s Jewish day school youth and Jewish educator are experiencing a myriad of social and academic challenges, unsurpassed in recent history. With the evolution of new and innovative technological platforms, learning and teaching opportunities are becoming more exciting and engaging “incubators” for promoting...

How do I provide more opportunities for my students to speak Hebrew inside and outside the classroom?

By Hadas Heyman As a Hebrew language teacher, I’ve always asked myself this question over and over again. My students spend a short amount of time in my class every day, and this time is so precious and valuable. Every second should be planned effectively. My students know that wasting time is a big pet peeve of mine. There is time to write...