8th Grade Israel Trip

As shabbat approaches I want to make sure you are able to access our 8th grade Israel blog. Click HERE to access it and subscribe. Also enjoy a few moments of incredible…our students leading Kabbalat Shabbat services adjacent to the Kotel!

Summer Reading

As you begin to think about the end of school and summer activities, I urge you to take a moment and read the brief article below from the Marshall Memo (click  HERE to learn about the memo). Summer is a perfect time to help students build a love of reading and you can help create a Read More…

Protecting our Freedom

Earlier this week an alumni parent shared an article responding to the shooting at the Chabad of Poway, CA. You can click HERE to read the article. Among the many stories and editorials I’ve recently read about the current state of anti-semitism in our local and global community, this article stood out. I hope you will Read More…

Preparing our students for high school and beyond

Prior to joining the incredible MJDS community, I taught in and led high schools for fourteen years. Starting in 2010 the schools I worked in began implementing Document Based Questions (DBQs) as part of their humanities and social studies curricula. The impetus for this came from multiple research studies and, locally, the work of two Read More…

How to get smarter

There is an amazing amount of evidence in the last several years debunking many long held beliefs about teaching and learning. At MJDS we strive to truly be lifelong learners and as such, be aware of this research and apply it to how adults and students learn best. With this in mind and in connection Read More…

The huge impact of social-emotional support

I am sharing two articles that I hope you take the time to read. You can access the first article by clicking HERE. This report from Harvard’s graduate school of education shares current research and actionable steps for schools to implement so that social-emotional learning is embedded in a student’s typical school day. At MJDS we already Read More…

Repairing Together at MJDS

We are so fortunate to have visionaries on our staff. Elsie Crawford leads our Repairing Together program (click HERE to learn more) which fosters relationships between MJDS, Milwaukee College Prep’s (MCP) 38th street campus, Bruce Guadalupe Community School and the Indian Community School. As part of this unique partnership, students from each school shadow one another at Read More…

How we learn at MJDS

What you see on the walls, doors and windows of a school can tell you a lot about the culture of teaching and learning that is occurring in that environment. If you walk upstairs at MJDS you will see these bulletin board displays that have been up for a few weeks. On the right are Read More…