Skip links

 In Hashavua Article, Yavneh News

As we are settling back into a more regular schedule these past couple of weeks, it has been gratifying to see our students get better accustomed to schedules, routines and most importantly into deeper learning. Witnessing the learning across all 9 grade levels at Yavneh enables me to see the progression from Gan to Eighth grade. What has struck me the most in these past couple weeks is the intentionality of everything our teachers do on a daily basis to ensure they are developing the whole child. For example, in Jewish Studies with Morah Jamie, students were doing a Chavrutah Study of an advanced text where they were able to articulate content not just from what they were studying in her class but making real world connections to their lives. Compared to our Gan students who are learning how to use their words to share their feelings, make new friends and ask each other questions – the solid beginnings of being able to have healthy dialogue with their peers. Meaningful learning is happening not just from an academic perspective but also socially and emotionally.

Making learning visible has been a long held value at Yavneh; that’s been a challenging goal while we cannot have visitors in the classroom. I have been inspired to take control of our school’s Instagram account once or twice a week for a special post “View from the Principal.”

If you follow us on social media, you know we already showcase many of our amazing classroom projects, special events and services — the “View from the Principal” will be your opportunity to see learning in action in various classes and how it relates to not only academics but also how this learning is helping develop your child’s social emotional well being. I invite you to share these posts with your friends and families so that they can see the amazing things happening here at Yavneh as well. If you don’t already follow us on Instagram, follow us! We would also love for our community to help share what’s happening by sending our posts to your friends.

Enjoy your weekly glimpse inside of our classrooms from my view!