20 05, 2020

The Aseres Hadibros of Chinuch

2021-03-08T10:12:23-05:00May 20, 2020|Blog Post, Guest Post|

by Mrs. Leah Levine, As we prepare once again for Kabalos HaTorah, it struck me that the first Talmud Torah was actually at Har Sinai and our first teacher was Moshe Rabbeinu. For the most perfect methods in Chinuch, we don’t need to look further than our Ten Commandments, the foundation of the entire Torah.

20 04, 2020

A Teacher’s Role During Covid-19

2021-03-08T10:27:52-05:00April 20, 2020|Blog Post, Guest Post|

By Yanki Raskin LMSW, The role of a mechanech goes beyond teaching skills and text. While this is always true, during these times of change and uncertainty, this aspect of our role takes on a new meaning; the context and environment of our teaching is fertile ground and is calling upon us to use this opportunity to engage and be of service to our students in ways that can and b’ezras Hashem will make a lasting educational impression upon them.

16 05, 2019

A Moment of Silence For Our Own – The Discussion Continues

2021-03-08T10:39:28-05:00May 16, 2019|Blog Post, Guest Post, Uncategorized|

By: Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Vogel, With the recent discussion about a Moment of Silence, I started reflecting on how this campaign of the Rebbe isn't only for the public schools, but for our schools as well.

8 01, 2019

Teaching Our Students How to Think

2021-03-08T10:57:02-05:00January 8, 2019|Blog Post, Guest Post, Uncategorized|

By Rabbi Shais Taub, The name of the upcoming Yom Tov of Pesach derives from the word meaning “and Hashem will leap over.” Rashi in his commentary explains further: “The festival is called Pesach because of [Hashem’s] leaping.... Therefore, perform all its aspects in a manner of bounding and leaping.” Pesach has a special characteristic of leaping beyond the boundaries of regular limitations.

11 10, 2018

Parshas Hashavua: Aiming Higher

2021-03-08T11:01:21-05:00October 11, 2018|Blog Post, Guest Post, Uncategorized|

By Mrs. Chanah Rose, Parsha. It’s a spiral that takes us higher each year, revisiting familiar stories on deeper levels, with new relevance for the new year. In schools, we need to make sure that Parsha class is indeed a spiral that cycles upwards, and not mainly repetition. Parsha is perhaps the only subject which is taught consistently from preK all the way up through high school, so it takes effort and intentionality to teach it each year in a way that’s new.

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