Visual interpretations of prayers created by 5th grade Teachers teach their students to be life long learners and thrive themselves to be that too. I have been teaching for 21 years and like to think that every year I learn something new and improve my teaching. This past year, I feel […]Read More Connecting to Prayers Using Visual Representation and STEAM
Introduction to Text to Symbol using Birkat HaMazon The students at my school learn to chant the short version of Birkat Hamazon in first grade. All students chant the blessing after each lunch period. The students master chanting the blessing correctly and know that they are saying thank you to God for the food that […]Read More Interpreting a Prayer using Text to Symbol
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