Teaching and Learning

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

Shanah Tovah: How to Grant New Teachers a Sweet, New YearBy Tammie Senders, Judaic Studies teacher and Israel advisor at the Ramaz Upper School...

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...

While many people attribute the pervasiveness of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year to Hallmark’s marketing budget, I take a longer view and see...

Middle Income Affordability

I have always been fascinated by time travel plots in books (Outlander, The Time Traveler's Wife, Leaving Time) and film (Back to the Future, Time...