Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

M’at Or Docheh Harbeh Choshech –– מעט אור דוחה הרבה חושך A bit of light can displace a lot of darkness  Tanya, Chapter 12.published 1797, by R’...

Teaching and Learning

As we begin the cycle of studying the weekly parsha again, and we jump back into our classrooms following the Sukkot break, I would like to share...

Teaching and Learning

When leaders from “small schools” (with enrollments under 150) get together, as they did last March for breakfast at the Prizmah Conference and at...

Judaics/ Kodesh

Have you ever thought you knew where you were going, but ultimately ended up driving in circles? Now we are accustomed to depend on GPS because it...

Teaching and Learning

  Beginning a new job as a Judaic studies teacher at a Jewish day school is among the most exciting feelings in the world. You are embarking on a...

Teaching and Learning

Back to School Night is an important part of launching each new school year. It’s an opportunity for teachers and administrators to meet and...

Teaching and Learning

Even though I’ve been teaching for a long time—I’m starting my 18th year—every August I still get those “school is starting” jitters. I’ll get ...

Teaching and Learning

There are so many innovative ideas being explored in Jewish day schools and yeshivas. At Prizmah, we see it daily as we walk the halls and sit with...

Tefillah

Middle school tefillah is usually a struggle. We are often, at best, seeking student compliance. Student engagement seems beyond our reach. How do we...

Teaching and Learning

As we roll into summer, I start to look at the growing pile of books in my office that I have ordered from Amazon throughout the winter. My favorite...