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I see myself as the guardian of each student’s childhood, and am committed to filling their days with learning that is significant and meaningful. How do we do that at Mirowitz? Check back here weekly for a window into our school. I will post here on topics ranging academic excellence, meaningful Jewish learning and empowering children to make a difference.

– Cheryl Maayan

Learning From Children

September 28, 2014

Each year during the High Holy Days, we sink into a deep reflection of ourselves. We humbly try to unravel the kind of person we want to be. Lately, I have discovered how to do this every week, all year long, and I’m going to...
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Sum Greater Than Its Parts

September 21, 2014

A SUM GREATER THAN ITS PARTS Those of us who claim that we are “not math people,” are mistaken. This outdated idea comes from an assumption that we have a natural ability to learn or not learn mathematics. In reality, what matters more than natural...
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Cultivating Reading

September 15, 2014

Cultivating a Love of Reading Books take us to distant times and spaces, quench ourdesire to learn, relax us and energize us, and they fill our neshamot, our souls.At Mirowitz, cultivating a love of reading is among the most important things we do.  How do we do it?...
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Tekiah Gedolah

September 8, 2014

What will be YOUR Tekiah Gedolah?  The best part of being a rabbi’s daughter was listening to my dad’s inspiring sermons. One year on Yom Kippur he spoke about the tekiah gedolah, the great shofar blast. He challenged everyone in the congregation to think about creating their...
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September 2, 2014

I often ask myself, “What would happen if children spent their time thinking about world issues that needed their help? What if children recognized the power that they have to make a positive difference?”  Our middle school trips are designed to do just that…to focus...
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