Tenafly Chabad Academy Educators Win ‘Tech for Learning’ Microgrant

Tenafly Chabad Academy announced that it recently won a microgrant from the Tech for Learning Initiative, a program of The Jewish Education Project, supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation. The recipients of the grant are Stacy Katzwer, elementary school principal; Jennifer Davis, middle school principal; Jenny Kritchevski, educational technology coordinator; and Marina Hazina, math teacher.

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Choosing Kind by Stacy Katzwer

There has been a lot of hype lately surrounding the movie “Wonder,” based on the novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. Just for starters, if you have not read this book, my recommendation is to put down whatever novel you are currently reading and start reading Wonder. If you have any children of school age in your life, ask them if they’ve read it, had it read to them in class, or have seen it on a classroom or library shelf. Chances are, the answer to some combination of those questions will be “yes.” I only hope that children manage to read the book and don’t simply opt for the movie version. I also desperately hope that the movie does the book justice. As I sit writing this, the movie has yet to open in theaters; by the time you read this the movie will have been out for almost two weeks.

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