Yehuda the son of Tayma said “eighty is the age of “Gevurah” (Ethics of the Fathers 5:21) Our Rabbis allocated a specific quality to the age of 80; gevurah. Gevurah can be translated in many ways; strength, might, heroism, but the consistent underlying theme is defined elsewhere in Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the fathers), Ben … Continue reading יְהוּדָה בֶן תֵּימָא אוֹמֵר… בֶּן שְׁמֹנִים לַגְּבוּרָה,
During the holidays, I noticed that wherever I went, whether it be the airport, the bank, or the post office, I saw the same messages telling clients and customers that they needed to treat the employees of the organisation with respect, and that abuse would not be tolerated. Seeing these signs almost everywhere I went … Continue reading RESPECTFUL INTERACTIONS
(Inspired by Tal Ben-Shahar) Teaching our children what really counts Over the summer, I had the opportunity to meet one of my personal heroes, Israel-American author, thinker, teacher, and psychologist, Tal Ben-Shahar. He is a happiness researcher. One of his most recent works, ‘Happier, No Matter What’, written in the middle of the pandemic, is … Continue reading Antifragility/Resilience 2.0
10 tips for starting Year K
Adults frequently comment “I wish I had my adult brain with all its knowledge and experience, as a child!”. The wisdom of experience is a gift, and after many years of welcoming Year K students as they start their journey through school, here are my top ten tips for success! Be positive Children mirror … Continue reading 10 tips for starting Year K
What a great 2022!
As we come to the end of another school year, I think it is important that we reflect on how great a year 2022 has been. After more than two years of Covid, it has been fantastic to have a normal school year. After our experiences in 2020 and, again, in 2021, I don’t think … Continue reading What a great 2022!