Entries by Maya Nissim

Summer Learning Opportunities for Middle Schoolers

“Summer is not just a break from school, it’s another chance to have fun learning and get ahead…” It’s that time of year again – summer break is just around the corner! While many students are looking forward to a few months of relaxation, there’s no reason why learning has to stop just because school […]

zSpace: The Future of STEM Education

“Success starts with creating a community that challenges and inspires each other.” -zSpace STEM education has become an essential part of child development. During the process of learning,  it is important for children to be exposed to STEM early on in their educational careers. STEM activities help students to develop life skills such as problem-solving, […]

Applying Classroom Knowledge in Real-Life Situations

“Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living…”   It’s no secret that children learn a lot in a school year! They are constantly learning new information, applying skills they have learned, and working on expanding their knowledge. In a typical school year, children will learn about many different topics, including math, science, language arts, […]

Strategies to Increase Reading Comprehension

“So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: they begin to take flight into a whole new world as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.” -William James Students read…a lot; but, just because they are reading words on a page, does not mean that they truly understand what is […]

STEM Education For Middle School

“Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering, and math…”  Education is constantly evolving and incorporating real-world applications. One of the more recent additions to the education system to foster this is the incorporation of STEM education. You may have heard about the benefits of STEM in research articles or have seen it firsthand […]

100th Day of School Educational Activities

“Adding FUN learning creates the best educational experience possible”   The 100th day of school is an exciting educational milestone for students and teachers. The day is a representation of all the achievements students have made so far and is another great opportunity to practice learned skills. It’s also a wonderful way to immerse students […]

Valuable Leadership Lessons for Middle School Students

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader”.  -President John Quincy Adams   Leadership is such an important skill-set for students to learn. It is one of those lessons that students carry with them for a lifetime. In order to be successful in their […]

Helping Children Make New Year’s Resolutions

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all…” It is that time of year again! Time for holiday celebrations as we close out 2021 and enter the 2022 new year. Every year we hear about New year’s resolutions and the different goals others set for the upcoming year. What is […]

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Children

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”  -Dr. Seuss  Research shows just how important critical thinking is for children, teenagers, and adults. That is why educational experts state that in order to develop students into critical thinkers, the skills need to […]

How to Teach the Story of Hanukkah to Kids

“A little light goes a long way…”   The word “Hanukkah” comes from the Hebrew meaning dedication. The Jewish holiday Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration known for being The Festival of Lights, representing joy, warmth, comfort, and miracles. The holiday is often spelled in different ways. Believe it or not, there are over 20 different […]