22 03, 2017

Raising the Bar: Fostering Respect

This article is a part of a series. Click here for part one. In this and future articles, I hope to be able to take you, the parent body and educators alike, through a tour of the Zekelman Standards for Chumash that is currently being implemented in many elementary and high school classrooms. The Zekelman [...]

15 03, 2017

Watering the Seeds

Literacy is defined as ‘competence or knowledge in a specified area’. We are constantly working  toward math literacy, Hebrew literacy, and literacy in literature in our schools. How often do we think about emotional literacy? We are taught  that a melamed/instructor deals with ‘gems’ -, teaching chumash, gemara, sichos, etc. There is another type of [...]

8 03, 2017

When They Cry For Help

“I’m not here for myself. I need advice for a friend.” This is a commonly expressed justification for a teenager to show up at the office of a guidance counselor or trusted mechaneches. And quite often, after a short time, it becomes clear that the “friend” is actually the self. Unless it’s not. Sometimes, it [...]

1 03, 2017

Which Chinuch Crisis?

  Anyone involved in education has likely had some kind of experience with a “Chinuch crisis.” On the receiving end, there are sadly many who feel hurt at their own needs or the needs of their loved ones not having been adequately met at school. As for the educators themselves, many have at times felts [...]

22 02, 2017

Reaching The Souls

  This is a transcribed and adapted speech given by Mrs. Sarale Blau at the High School teachers networking Melava Malka organized by the Menachem Education Foundation. Knowing Your Students The Maamer וספרתם לכם discusses the middah of Yisod. Yisod in the Nefesh Habihamis connects to physical pleasure. There is a famous speaker who discusses [...]