Rachel Levitt Klein Dratch

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Rachel is Prizmah's Director of Educational Innovation

Planting Deep Connections from Afar: Yom HaAtzma’ut During This Second Covid Year

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Coronavirus
A year ago, none of us dreamed that we’d be back having the same conversations again one year later. How can we

Leveling Up

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So you have this idea. Maybe this idea has been in the back of my mind for awhile. Maybe it is new

“Not What I Had in Mind": Our Teachers’ Journey During the “Flood”

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Coronavirus, Teaching and Learning
So I am supposed to teach the students in front of me, in my physical room, for six hours in my mask

Living In-Between

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Coronavirus
Upside down. That’s how our world feels now. When so many of us left our school buildings in March, it is was

Prizmah Hosts Private Conversation with Ambassador Ron Dermer for Students Who Could Not Travel to Israel as Planned

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This Tuesday, 400 students from North American Jewish Day Schools attended the online event “Private Conversations with Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer” hosted

“Holy Fiction”: Opportunities to Connect

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A few days ago, I went for a walk, just to get out of the house, and noticed that the trees in

The Esther Moment We Almost Missed

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Teaching and Learning
I recently had the honor to visit Montreal and present model lessons on differentiation, based on Megillat Esther, and I kept coming

When words fail -- Show me

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Teaching and Learning
The very first mitzvah we received as a nation was Rosh Chodesh and there are many commentators who ask why this mitzvah

Titles, Leadership, and Managing Expectations in a Time of Urgent Action

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This month I have been collecting titles - not for myself, but in the field. During my visits to schools, I have

Reflections on School Visits

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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

The Courage to Reach

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I love how the Ramchal begins the Mesilat Yesharim: he says that he is not here to share anything new, but to

Peer-to-Peer Learning: Models that Work

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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