Eliyohu Mintz

My Thoughts on Education

Barbershop Discount to Children Who Read

January 16, 2017

This unique barbershop, run by Ryan Griffin in Michigan charges $10 for a haircut and gives back $2 every time a child reads to him during the haircut. This has found a lot of success as it gives the children the unique opportunity to improve their reading skills with the incentive of money and a great […]

Handling Bullying Issues

January 10, 2017

To my great embarrassment and pain, I was the bully and teaser back in my elementary school days. Not that there weren’t times when I got it from others as well, but I would primarily play the role of bully. Reading this article, “Handling Bullying Issues: Playground Politics,” is from the victim’s standpoint, illuminating just how debilitating […]

I Have Seen the School of Tomorrow. It is Here Today, in Finland

January 2, 2017

Finland’s child centered school system is uniquely creative and effective in aiding children in growing academically and emotionally, offering them the best chance for their academic career. This system is frankly a breath of fresh air in the education system, something that is so different than the current educational system the U.S. Some of their […]

A Daily Dose of Ecotherapy Eases Stress in Kids

December 27, 2016

The statistics of school based shootings are at an all-time high, and have occurred in schools nationwide. Jewish school shootings have occurred overseas and in U.S. Jewish community centers as recently as 2014, making this terrifying issue cross-cultural. The statistics produce a horrific and threatening reality: are our children safe in their schools anymore? What […]

9 Benefits of Reading With Your Kids According to Science

December 20, 2016

This article, “9 Benefits of Reading With Your Kids According to Science,” points to the great benefits for children who develop a love of reading at an early age. Learning to read early on has supported long lasting effects. It starts in childhood with brain development and reading comprehension, and lasts through emerging adulthood with excellent […]

Obama’s failed policy on South Sudan

October 6, 2016

When President Barack Obama leaves the White House next January, people around the world will debate his legacy for years to come. But for the children of South Sudan, his legacy is clear: He has failed them. Last week, the White House announced which countries will receive waivers to the prohibition on U.S. security assistance […]