Ma’ayanot’s Learning Center dedicates itself to ensuring that every Ma’ayanot student develops the skills to reach her full potential. For the coming school year, Ma’ayanot has appointed a new Director of the Learning Center, Mrs. Chana Meyers, and has expanded its Learning Center faculty, who will continue to provide students who have a wide range of learning needs with the tools they need to develop into independent learners.
Ahhh, summer. Backyard BBQs, pool parties, sunblock and . . . nanoparticles? Yes, if you’re Atara Neugroschl, a rising senior at Ma’ayanot, and one of several students from her high school who elected to work in science internships over the summer.
“Students need to feel that the teacher cares deeply about their questions, that she is willing to devote class time and personal time to exploring them, and that she is happy to change her own lesson plans to engage more fully in the ideas and texts that speak to her students. Inspiring learning can be text-based and challenging, as long as it is responsive to student interest. Second, students need to feel that their teacher wants them to flourish and succeed, that he is willing to devote his own personal time to helping them, that he rejoices in their successes.”