Archive for March, 2014

When All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Posted: March 25th, 2014

By Dr. Gloria Becker, Director, Educational Technology / Technology. Screen Time. Smart Phones. Interactive Boards. 1 to 1 programs. WiFi. Cybercrime. Digital Footprint. Digital Citizenship. All these techno-terms have become a regular part of our vocabulary. Just as importantly, these terms have become de rigor in every classroom across the globe. Continue reading..

Change in Early Childhood Education

Posted: March 19th, 2014

By Ellen Walters,  Director, Early Childhood Learning and jkidphilly / “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek.”  – Barack Obama. Change is rarely easy and transitions can be challenging, but with change comes new possibilities and opportunities. Continue reading…

Mitzvot, Purim, and Beyond

Posted: March 11th, 2014

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement /Are you aware that in the United States, 1 in 6 people are hungry?  This is a true statement that I shared recently with a group of jkids and their parents.  We spent two afternoons together learning about hunger, the Jewish value of Ha’achalat Re’evim, feeding the hungry, and brainstorming ways we can help. Continue reading…

The Book of Esther and the Pew Study

Posted: March 6th, 2014

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director / This past Sunday was the first day of the Hebrew month of Adar Bet, the second Adar. This means: (1) it is a leap year on the Jewish calendar, (2) the holiday of Purim is coming in 15 days, and (3) we will see the first signs of spring as Pesah (Passover) holiday foods appear on the shelves of our grocery stores. Continue reading…