The Scene from Summit

After completing our pilot year, it is evident that the Summit Learning platform has had a great impact on our students as well as on teaching and learning. In the coming weeks, I will have a chance to reflect more on the year, debrief with my colleagues and develop...

Lifelong Learning

Previously, I began discussing Habits of Success — one of the underlying principles that drive Summit Learning. These habits go well beyond content knowledge, high scores and A’s on a report card. These key habits are the underpinnings of long-term school...

Habits of Success

Habits of Success, an overarching element of Summit Learning, is (in my opinion) the glue that keeps the puzzle (below) intact. The Habits of Success are the ‘non-cognitive skills’ that we exhibit on a daily basis; they include the attitudes, behaviors and...

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...

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...