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The CESJDS Pawdcast

 

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.

Podcast Episode #1

Coach Becky Silberman and Talia Shemony

Talia Shemony (Grade 12) has a conversation with new Director of Athletics, Becky Silberman.

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 #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 #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 #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 #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