The CESJDS Pawdcast

 

Podcast Episode #11

The Real Deal – Exploring Why JDS has Exceptional College Guidance.

Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus sits down with Director of College Guidance Sue Rexford to discuss the individualized college process at JDS. Our talented college guidance team spends a lot of time getting to know our students and families to help them through this important milestone.

Podcast Episode #9

Our Commitment to New Student Integration and Lower School Guidance

Rabbi Matthew Bellas, Lower School Principal, sits down with Gayle Elster, Guidance Support Specialist and Gurim Guidance Counselor, and Dara Buchman, Kindergarten and First Grade School Counselor to discuss new student integration and our Lower School Guidance Department.

Podcast Episode #7

Kindergarten Readiness - Part 1 - Rabbi Matthew Bellas, Gayle Elster, and Rhonda Kleiner

In part one of our two-part series, Rabbi Matthew Bellas, Lower School Principal, sits down with Gayle Elster, Guidance Support Specialist and Gurim Guidance Counselor, and Rhonda Kleiner, Kindergarten Teacher, to discuss various perspectives of Kindergarten readiness.

Podcast Episode #5

Avoiding the "Summer Slide" - Lower School Faculty

Jamie Kaminsky, 2nd and 3rd Grade Guidance Counselor, hosts several Lower School Faculty members to discuss the "summer slide." Hadas Heyman, 3rd Grade Judaic Studies Teacher and Tech Specialist, Jenny Rittberg, Math Coordinator, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Language Arts Enrichment Specialist, Carol Urbach, Learning Specialist, and Mollie Wour, 5th Grade General Studies Teacher and Math Specialist discuss activities your child can engage in to stay sharp, and have fun over Summer break. 

Podcast Episode #3

Executive Function - Heidi Tacktill and Sarah Andrea

Sarah Andrea, 3rd Grade General Studies Teacher, and Heidi Tacktill, Learning Specialist, discuss Executive Function, how we approach this at JDS, and ways to work with students at home

Podcast Episode #1

Coach Becky Silberman and Talia Shemony '20

Talia Shemony '20 has a conversation with Director of Athletics, Becky Silberman.

Podcast Episode #13

Developing a Love of Torah Study: The Tanakh Standards and Benchmarks Program in the Lower School

Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus sits down with Lower School Principal Rabbi Matthew Bellas to discuss how our the CESJDS Lower School is using the Tanakh/Bible Standards and Benchmarks Program to engage students in Jewish life and learning.

Podcast Episode #12

Innovation Minimester – Where the most creative kids on the planet can innovate!

Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus sits down with Middle School Principal Dr. Eliana Lipsky to discuss how our Middle School Innovation Minimester encourages students to value process over product and turn their passions into creative actions that positively impact the world around them.

Podcast Episode #10

Remembering Charles E. Smith

Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus sits down with David B. Smith, Charles E. Smith’s grandson to share his reflections of his grandfather, grandmother, and his family’s vision for JDS.

Podcast Episode #8

College Readiness Part 1 - Sue Rexford and Dr. Sharon Alston

Sue Rexford, Director of College Guidance, sits down with Dr. Sharon Alston, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment at American University, to discuss common questions students and their parents have during the college application process.

Podcast Episode #6

Jewish Life at the Upper School - Shoshanna Schechter and Miriam Stein

A conversation between incoming Director of Jewish Life, Shoshanna Schechter '98 and Miriam Stein, Director of Upper School Admissions, and previous Director of Jewish Life. Ms. Stein and Ms. Schechter discuss her path from her graduation that has lead her back to JDS, and her goals for Jewish Life at the Upper School. 

Podcast Episode #4

Enrichment 360- Catherine Welch and Kim Sherk

Catherine Welch, Lower Language Arts and Social Studies Coordinator, and Kim Sherk, Language Arts Enrichment Specialist discuss the new Lower School initiative: Enrichment 360.

Podcast Episode #2

Nancy Wassner and 11th Grade English

Nancy Wassner, High School English Teacher, introduces the excellent work of her 11th grade students' "This I Believe" project.