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Growth and Development

The Bounce-Back Factor: How Kids Learn Resilience

As parents and educators, we should never underestimate the gift of failure. I am sure you can recall a time when your child came home feeling disappointed. Perhaps they didn’t make it onto a sports team or they received a lower-than-expected grade. You, as the parent, probably felt a mix of emotions; this is natural, […]

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Anxiety in Kids and Student Wellness

On the third day of school this year, while walking a nervous and tearful JK boy into school, I did everything I could to help him feel safe, loved and supported. At the door of his classroom, the boy looked up at me, wiped his last tear away, and said: “Thank you, Gallinger.” Although he […]

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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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