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Professional Development in Responsive Classroom Training

January 7, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

On Milton’s Professional Development day, educators completed day one of the four-day Responsive Classroom training. This training program helps teachers build student-centered learning spaces in which social-emotional growth is fostered along with academic growth. Our educators met in three groups, differentiated by the ages and stages of development of their students: Pre-K-2, Grades 3-5, and […]


Uncoverage: Empowering Students to Become Part of History

November 4, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

This article was published in HaYidion November 2021. As a doctoral student at Brandeis, Deborah and her classmates were encouraged to design “readings courses” around topics of interest that weren’t otherwise available in the curriculum. As is sometimes the case, the one willing to do the legwork gets to chart the course, and so Deborah […]


Middle School Scholars Forum: Study of Civil Rights

October 21, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Seventh graders delved into the inspiring, evocative words of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on their field trip to DC memorials this week. Students selected passages from The Gettysburg Address, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, and the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. that are inscribed on the walls and memorials. They reflected […]


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Competition for 2nd Year

May 20, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Gabriel A. and Mayer F. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Aliza L., Nava F., Michal N., and Josie S. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects […]


Milton Second Grade Scientists contributing to NASA ExoLab Experiment

May 7, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Second grade scientists from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School are contributing to a NASA scientific experiment. The elementary school students are participating in the ExoLab-8 Plant Experiment. Recently, red clover seeds and symbiotic rhizobia bacteria headed to space, to be grown on the International Space Station (ISS). Milton was one of the schools from around […]


Join the Mission Crew: Register for Milton Space Camp

April 21, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Give your child an out-of-this-world summer adventure with Milton’s FAA-approved Space Camp! For one extraordinary week, campers will immerse in an exciting, and unforgettable STEM-based program with access to industry experts, behind-the-scenes virtual tours, and hands-on learning opportunities to build rockets, conduct space-related experiments, collaborate on design challenges, enjoy a drones workshop, design NASA-style mission […]


Milton Students and Alumnae Recognized for Hebrew Achievement

March 16, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Hebrew at the Center held the virtual Heseg Awards which recognized Milton students and recent alumnae for their extraordinary achievement in Hebrew. Meaning achievement in Hebrew, the inaugural Heseg event recognized 113 students in middle school, high school, and college who achieved the Global Seal of Biliteracy. We are incredibly proud that 29 current and […]


We Built a Jewish Educational Framework from the Ground Up. This is What Happened.

December 11, 2020 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle School Director Lisa Schopf was a guest author on the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) blog, writing about our Scholars Forum program. Using a multidisciplinary lens, the program challenges students to explore contemporary issues and use their learning to inform, advocate, influence, and change. Students have delved into topics such as the role of […]


Prizmah Journal Features COVID-Era Innovation at Milton

November 23, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton was featured in a special issue of the Prizmah journal that examines how schools are adapting to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The article highlights one of the ways that Milton reinvented our program through these exigencies – our production of Virtual Fiddler on the Roof. Kol Hakavod to Sarah Gershman, Sarah Rubin […]


To Teach and To Learn Jewishly

September 16, 2020 by Nechama Malkiel (Faculty and Staff)

A picture of my fourth grade class’ havruta practice two years ago: “It is time to translate pasuk alef [verse A]. Listen for your name as I pick equity sticks to assign your partners.” Before I started my work with the Pedagogy of Partnership, the term havruta indicated that students would work together to translate […]


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