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A New School of Thought

Malkie Schulman

Imagine a classroom without desks. Imagine teachers who don’t rely on textbooks. Imagine students who choose what and when they want to learn. This is the popular Montessori educational approach — and it may be coming to a frum school near you

 

Everyone Can Learn

Azriela Jaffe

“Am I dumb or smart?” Rivka Tucker spent years trying to answer this question. She couldn’t understand why she was stumped by basic math calculations but could speak foreign languages with ease. The nagging question ultimately catapulted her to become one of the most renowned experts in learning disabilities.

 

Making the Grade in Health

Shira Isenberg

A revolution is taking place at Bnos Bais Yaakov in Far Rockaway. Students are snacking on fruits and vegetables, racing to gym class, and begging for more after-school exercise activities. What inspired the changes, why they’re actually working, and how to help your school follow their lead.

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Fallen Idols
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Declaring Bankruptcy
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Something from Nothing
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The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”