Morah Cheryl’s Blog

Cheryl Maayan 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

Sum Greater Than Its Parts

andrea Curriculum

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 This outdated idea comes from an assumption that we have a natural ability to learn or not learn mathematics.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, …

Cultivating Reading

andrea Curriculum

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. …

Tekiah Gedolah

andrea Curriculum

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 …

Immersion

andrea Curriculum

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 …

Tending ponds and children

andrea Curriculum

Our Kindergarten students have a big responsibility. They are guardians of the school’s pond,and this week, they began learning how to nurture it. They enlisted the help of Middle Schoolers who tested the pond’s water quality, identifying balanced Ph, clear turbidity, …

Ideas that Color the World…

andrea Curriculum

Ideas that color the world… The grown-ups in the room didn’t have to say a word. Given the opportunity to share their insights, our students said it all. If you’d been at our opening assembly Thursday, you would have witnessed …

A Model Community

patty Jewish Holidays, Mirowitz Community

A BLUEPRINT FOR A MODEL COMMUNITY Every year on Sukkot, I make an effort to find myself outdoors…eating in a sukkah, hiking in the woods, riding my bike. No matter what I’m doing, spending time immersed in nature inspires me …

Lessons from the Children

patty Jewish Learning

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 …

Teachers Are Learners, Too

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If we are going to educate a generation of kids who love to learn, they must be guided by life-long learners. That is one of many things every member of our faculty has in common. The simply LOVE to learn. …