Dedicated to Rabbi J Sacks z”l in honour of his forthcoming first Ya’artzeit. Inspired by his thoughts on the Chaggim September 2017 The soul nourishing wonder and appreciation of creation Delivering a targeted compliment with sincerity and meaning creates a bond and a warm connection between the one delivering and receiving the compliment. Try it … Continue reading Days of Awe; Days of Wonder
In the lead up to Rosh Hashanah I cannot help but cast my mind back to the olden days of 2019 and the memories of frenetic preparation for Rosh Hashanah across the community. This involved the preparation of food for huge gatherings of our nearest and dearest (and the not so dear but you get … Continue reading How Do Children Learn?
One of the highlights of my week is making Havdalah for the little children attending the Early Learning Centres on a Monday morning. Last week, just before I started singing, I tried to explain to the children that it felt like yesterday was Monday and that I was just there but in fact a whole … Continue reading Breaking the Groundhog Day Cycle
During the extended lockdown in Sydney, the impact on students has largely been focused on Year 12, and the HSC. While this is important, research indicates that the foundations of knowledge and learning in the Early Years of schooling sets the trajectory for success through High School and into adulthood. For this reason, it is … Continue reading Online Learning in Primary Schools – Priorities, Best Practice and Pathways to the Future
Being a parent has always been the most wonderful but also the most challenging part of my life. Pre-children we often have romanticized ideals about the joys of being a parent. I remember the day my son was born was one of the happiest days of my life. No one can describe to you the … Continue reading Looking After Yourself