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Session 7 in English – Emily Kaplan, Helaine Tecks & Zehava Cohn

October 22, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Code: #TT7
Room: 276

Part a. How to combine art and math

Emily Kaplan, Teacher, Yeshiva Gedola

This session will focus on making math more applicable to the lives of our students by integrating it into the arts. Many of the proposed activities have been tried and tested in an all-boys classroom, and they were very successful. Samples of student work will be provided, and those who attend will return to their classrooms with new ideas that can be implemented right away.

Part b. How to use relationships to leverage great pedagogy

Helaine Tecks, Teacher, Akiva

In this discussion I will share with you why I have never had a problem with classroom management. My “trick” is the relationships I have formed with my students and their families. I believe in being proactive, and I try to get to know my students even before they become my students. We meet informally and then formally, so that by the time a situation arises we have formed a mutual connection of respect and trust. The expectations that I have for my students are clear, as are the natural consequences.

Part c. How to bring Breakout EDU and Green Screens into the classroom

Zehava Cohn, Librarian and Information Specialist, Hebrew Academy

Breakout EDU and Green Screens are the first Makerspace elements that I brought to Hebrew Academy, a K-11 school. In this presentation, I will show how makerspaces, Breakout EDU and Green Screens, are not just about cute hobbies and clubs. Rather, these hands-on learning formats extend the learning that goes on in the classroom. They turn learning into a 3D environment and allow for social interaction, partner learning, and positive failure.


Emily has taught grade 4 at Yeshiva Gedola for a number of years, and has recently begun teaching grade 1. She has a Master’s degree in General Elementary and Special Education from New York University. Emily teaches boys and has discovered that they love art. As such, she tried to integrate art-related activities into many of her lesson plans.


Helaine has taught for over thirty years in both a private boys’ school and a Jewish day school. Her involvement in her own children’s schools has been diverse and extensive. The one belief that has been a constant for her is that we must create and maintain mutual respect with our students and their families if we are to be the best we can be.


Zehava Cohn began her working career as a children’s book editor at Scholastic in New York. When she moved to Montreal, she taught mom & tot classes and worked at the children’s bookstore Babar en Ville. Zehava put her two loves—children and books—together again when she began working at Hebrew Academy and found that her love of books and her fondness for working with children came together perfectly in librarianship. She completed her master’s in Information Studies at McGill University in 2016 and is now the full-time Information Specialist at Hebrew Academy.


October 22, 2018
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
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