Why did God create childhood? Shire explores the ways that Jewish sources have answered this question. He conveys some of the repercussions for Jewish education.
HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal
The Whole Student
One way that day schools stand out is the attention they can provide to each and every student, as expressed in the classic line from Proverbs, “Educate the youth according to his or her path.” Authors here offer numerous ways for schools to address the multi-faceted student to ensure that s/he is nurtured academically, spiritually, creatively and socially.
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Pearlmutter describes a method developed for educators to see the “whole child” beyond the exigencies of classroom performance.
Ben-Avie, a leading researcher of children, explains the causes and symptoms of vulnerability in children, and discusses methods for schools to help.
Kress argues that day schools should structure time in their busy schedules for students to reflect upon the diverse strands of their learning and integrate them into their emerging sense of Jewish identity.
By studying Jewish teachings about emunah, teachers can nourish student faith in themselves and their own faith in their students.
A school has no more effective advocate than a thoughtful, well spoken, passionate student. Blankstein encourages schools to plan ways to reap the benefits of student advocacy.
The author offers a tool from the field of therapy to help schools grasp the relation between students’ emotional needs and their success as learners.
In some community day schools, a gap in expectations and mutual comprehension between teachers and students creates frustration and dissatisfaction for all. Conyer suggests strategies for changing this pivotal relationship.
Zakai interviewed high school students to understand what they get out of their day school education. This article presents her discoveries and suggestions for how schools can tap into student motivation.
Mazal Tov to Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito, CA, on being selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. Tehiyah is only one of 50 private schools nationwide to be selected, and the only Jewish school to have been awarded this prestigious honor. Tehiyah was recognized in the category “Exemplary High Performing School.” Tehiyah is one of only two California schools to receive the award.
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