Category Archives: 21st Century Learning

Preparing to say good-bye…

[Programming Note: I regret that I need to delay my final “Transparency File” introducing the 2014-2015 MJGDS Faculty for one additional week.  We have been working hard on our budget and will need until next week to make it final. … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Standardized Testing

This is our fourth year of publishing the “Grade Equivalent Scores” for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills or ITBS - the standardized test we take annually at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School.  (We did not have comparison data the first year … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Annual Parent Survey

After making transparent the results of my own evaluation by both myself and my faculty, it is time to turn to our other annual survey: the Annual Parent Survey.  [For comparison sake, you are welcome to explore last year’s reflection.] I will try to … Continue reading

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Habits of Kindness: “Sharpen the Saw”

We introduced the LAST of our 7 Habits of Kindness this week at our monthly spirit day assembly! When our school introduces a new Habit of Kindness, I take it upon myself to blog about the new Habit.  (Last month … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Evaluation of Self

How great was it to have everyone back after Passover Break!  Super great!  A school without students is just a building…it is good to be back and headed towards the home stretch!  The final quarter of school has begun… And … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Homework Wars III – Return of the Homework

You may recall that in Episode I, which came out in late November, I blogged about what was then a pending conversation our faculty was going to have in order to revisit and realign our school’s homework philosophy with our learning target.  In … Continue reading

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edJEWcon FLA

Storify by Jon Mitzmacher Thu, Apr 03 2014 13:55:40 edJEWcon FLA We took to Hochberg Prep in Miami this week for our next Regional edJEWcon – this one was about "Flipped Learning" with Dr. Marie Alcock. Thanks to the Martin … Continue reading

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Habits of Kindness: “Synergize”

First of all, it is hard to believe that we are already introducing the SIXTH Habit, “Syngergize”, because there are only seven…where did all the time go! When our school introduces a new Habit of Kindness, I take it upon … Continue reading

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Jon’s #iJED Storify

Storify by Jon Mitzmacher Tue, Mar 04 2014 08:13:41 Jon’s #iJED Storify This is my quick, rather unedited, Storify of #iJED14 using JUST MY Twitter. I encourage everyone to make and share THEIR Storify using all the social media you … Continue reading

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iJED 2014

This week is a big week for MJGDS Faculty being honored by their participation in national conversations and conferences! Liat Walker spent time this week in New Jersey participating in a new “iTal AM” think-tank as recognition of our school’s … Continue reading

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