Entries by Maya Nissim

Teaching Children About the Jewish High Holidays

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” Two Jewish travelers were on their way home for the Jewish high holidays. One of the passengers said to another, “Holidays came with traditions and special foods. Maybe you can even remember Shabbat candles and some Hebrew prayer melodies. […]

4 Ways to Inspire Children to Become Independent Thinkers

“People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually, the failure to make decisions is one of life’s biggest mistakes.” –Rabbi Noah Weinberg Encouraging children to become independent thinkers is one of the most important goals in a child’s education. Research shows that developing independence skills throughout elementary and middle school […]

The Benefits of STEM Education

“Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.”  STEM education supports the development of how one thinks and behaves. The educational benefits of STEM arise from integrating the four specific academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into one cohesive learning experience. Rather than teach the subjects separately, the […]

Home Routines to Prepare Students for Back-to-School

“Mindset, habits, and routines are the building blocks for success toward reaching your goals…” After having several weeks off from school and enjoying fun-filled summer months, getting back into a routine can be challenging for both children and parents. To best prepare children for the changes that are yet to come, it is helpful to […]

Embracing the Whole Child

“Education is not the learning of facts, rather it’s the training the mind to think.” -Albert Einstein   Imagine a place where learning is an active, engaging journey of exploration and discovery. A place where children are given opportunities that challenge their inquisitive minds and nurture creative self-expression. A place where the whole child is […]