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Lower School Virtual Recess Provides Additional Social Connections

by Jodi Woodnick, School Counselor Since the start of remote learning, Pardes has offered “Virtual Recess” for our Lower School students as part of their remote learning experience. Virtual Recess has provided opportunities for students to get together socially twice a week for 30 minutes or so. Together we play games, check in on our […]

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The Power of Workshop in our Older Grades – Reflections from a Middle School Teacher

by Sara Abrams, Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher When the announcement finally came in, a phone call from a colleague, “We’re closing the campus and are going to be enacting our remote learning plan,” my heart collapsed.  So much of who I am is entrenched in my classroom, with my students, amongst my colleagues. I prepared […]

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The Power of Workshop at the Youngest Grades – Reflections from a Lower School Teacher

by Addi Fraser, Kindergarten Teacher As I looked around my classroom, I saw writers passionately pouring their ideas onto paper, editing with intensity, and independently engaging in the writing process. These authors were not in middle school, they’re actually kindergartners. Kindergartners who love writing and beg to write everyday because of the incredible power of […]

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Professional Development during Remote Learning

May 5, 2020 – Pardes has always recognized the importance of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff and encouraged their participation at national conferences, summer institutes and other programs. Professional development enables teachers to explore best practices in education and continue to hone their craft in an ever-changing educational landscape. One might think that […]

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