Since the FCIS (Florida Council of Independent schools) conventions was in Jacksonville this year, the entire faculty at my school was able to attend. This was a wonderful day of learning for all of us. The day began with key note speaker Max Ventilla, Founder & CEO of AltSchool. He talked about transforming […]Read More Learning from other teachers @ FCIS Convention
Every Friday a different student in my class is assigned to teach the week’s Parasha (Torah portion) to the 4th & 5th grade students. The student prepares a Hebrew summary of the portion and a D’var Torah in English. The D’var Torah is a mini lesson that the student chooses to highlight from the Torah […]Read More STEAM Activity for Noah’s Ark
This summer Art/STEAM teacher, Shana and I spent a week at Camp Ramah B’California in Ojai at a TIArts (Teacher Institute for the Arts). I thought that at best, I will learn how to better integrate Jewish Studies, art and technology. Instead I was transformed as an educator and person. The care, passion and planning […]Read More Eight Steps to Creative Problem Solving – Best Summer PD
I learned to annotate a video to use in a flipped classroom or blended classroom. My 5th grade students read Megillat Ruth in Hebrew in class using the TaLAM Ruth book. I took the Megilat Ruth video from BimBam and added questions about the content as it relates to what they learned in class. Within […]Read More What did I learn at the 2 day Teacher Institute reunion?
What does the Torah portion have to do with 3D printing? In the 3rd grade Parashat HaShavua (weekly Torah portion) curriculum, each Parasha (Torah portion) features a symbol presented as a riddle; through the study of the Parasha the students discover the link between this symbol (which is the central message of the portion) and the […]Read More Torah in 3D printing
My Fifth grade class learned about the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and then each student created a 3 dimensional vessel from the Mishkan. Please click on the video to learn more.Read More 3D Mishkan (Tabernacle) lesson
Gan Gani is a Hebrew immersion preschool program in which children engage in constructiveness curriculum promoting development of gross and fine motor skills through manipulative play. Their experiential, hands-on programming allows the students to be partners in their own learning process. Through pretend play, singing songs, integrating with one another, and creating art projects, as well as through […]Read More A visit to Gan Gani Hebrew immersion preschool in Chicago