Understanding Summit and its Benefits

Now that we are almost through the school year,  I have had sufficient time to truly absorb summit and understand how it works, and have realized the benefits of the platform. My initial skepticism of the summit program has slowly faded, and admittedly, I am now...

An Eye on the Finish Line

The Starting Line A Sense of Purpose, a key component of the Summit Learning Program,  includes setting goals.  Planning to reach goals is critical to success in college and in adult life. For many high school students, goal- setting is equated with making a list of...

Summit? Why?

So, when I was first told by the principal of this school that I will be implementing a new program for 5th grade called “Summit,” my first reaction and thought was, “Gees, another gimmicky program that another school bought into.”   And, I...

Climbing to the Summit

The first few months of the year were dedicated to setting up ‘base camp’ (i.e. onboarding students, establishing norms, orienting parents to the platform, etc.). Since then, we have experienced some great successes; many of the fifth and sixth graders...

Why Is This Year Different From All Other Years?

What does it feel like to teach in the first year of an educationally progressive Yeshiva Middle School that is trying to change the face of Jewish Education?  What is different about teaching in a multiage, competency-based, personalized classroom rather than a...

A Journey Towards Independence

The 2017-2018 school year has been a groundbreaking experience for our students, teachers and parents. Not only did we launch our middle school at Yeshivat He’Atid, we introduced the Summit Platform to our fifth and sixth grade students. The Summit Platform was...

Why Summit Learning?

Bringing Personalized Learning to Fuchs Mizrachi At the start of this past school year, we introduced Personalized Learning through Summit Learning to our 6th grade. While our educational leadership and sixth grade teacher team had a strong shared understanding of how...

Treading a New Path

“This makes no sense.”  “I can’t find that page.”  ” I don’t learn this way.”  “I don’t know how to teach myself.”    Students starting the 2017-18 school year objected vocally when they first...