Tag Archive: communication skills

Dec 12

Some clues

I can’t believe that it’s the week before winter break. It feels like we were just beginning the year with the Opening Picnic! And yet, when I look around Beit Nitzanim, there are so many clues that actually, we’ve been together for a while and we’ve learned so much and worked so hard to be a community …

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Sep 09

Starting the Year by Examining Assumptions

We’re back! Our fifth and sixth grade children have been to the Jewish Enrichment Center, so we gave them a group challenge right away. I pulled out a long, long jump rope, and said, “Our challenge is to get everyone through to the other side, counting eser ad me’ah (10 – 100).”  The fifth and sixth grade children …

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Apr 10

Learning to Disagree

This week, Nitzanim struggled with a big realization: not EVERYONE at the כיבוד שולחן [kidbbud shulchan; snack table] has the same opinion as me! To help respect all our ideas, we practiced saying the phrase, “I disagree with __” during our debates. The phrase came up while we wondered about why Pharoh was afraid of the …

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Nov 20

Proud Smiles

These are the smiles of children who argued, took the time to hear what each other was saying, and worked things out!

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