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NEWS RELEASE: The STEM Magic You’ve Been Waiting For

Dear Bialik Families, We are thrilled to be able to share some exciting news with you about our new STEM Learning Commons. Some may call this the best, worst-kept secret in the history of the school! It will likely come as no surprise to you that we are now announcing the launch of our Vision […]

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The Coming of Age of Technology in Education

It’s 2019 and for the first time in my 23-year career as an educational IT leader, I can finally say that technology — for the classroom — has come of age. What technology delivers has gone beyond automating human actions, it is now changing modes of education — the pedagogy — and has reached a […]

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Choosing A Jewish Day School Is A Journey

Twenty years ago, I had never considered a Jewish education for my own children. Fast forward to today: my three children are all Bialik graduates and I’ve been the Director of Admissions at Bialik for the past nine years! What happened, you may ask, and how did I do a full 180 to become an […]

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Tips on Raising Kids Who Love to Read

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss Thinking back on my childhood, I recall many positive experiences reading with my parents, grandparents, teachers and friends. I remember looking at picture books, getting excited about being able to read […]

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Changing the Narrative on Jewish Day Schools

Much has been made about the “crisis” of enrolment at GTA Jewish day schools and I want to acknowledge the concerns in our community about this state of affairs. Yet, while it is true that several schools are closing their campuses, the exaggerated narrative we hear is that the Jewish day school system in Toronto […]

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How to Help Your Kid Develop a Growth Mindset

One evening my parents and I were sitting around my living room watching my 2-year-old son put together a puzzle. After days of working on the same puzzle, he finally finished it and clapped for himself. “He’s brilliant. I knew he would be smart,“ my dad said. Of course his saba thinks his grandson is […]

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3 Things to Look Out For to Help Kids Understand How They Learn!

I played baseball for over 16 years, mostly as a catcher. Throughout my playing career, I was often successful because I was able to quickly recognize my strengths and, more importantly, my weaknesses. For example, I may not have been able to hit a home run, but I knew how to get on a base. […]

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Developing STEM Curriculum – Learning more than what meets the eye!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) might be the most talked-about education buzzword of the last 10 years. It is spoken about daily and most schools want to have a STEM program. But what does this really mean? More importantly, what does it mean to us at Bialik? STEM is a popular term that is […]

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Cheshbon Nefesh: Reflecting on Rosh Hashanah and the Start of the New School Year

Welcome to our new school blog! I am pleased to launch this space where, together with other school leaders and faculty, I look forward to sharing thoughts and ideas about Jewish education, pedagogy, technology, social emotional learning, and much more – and the ways that this translates into educating our Bialik students to become future […]

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