Eliyohu Mintz

My Thoughts on Education

5 Reasons Homework Destroys Learning

March 28, 2017

As surprising and outrageous this article may seem to educators, I am a firm believer in its tenants. For these five reasons listed of why homework destroys learning, such as providing work problems that rarely connect to the real world, cutting into family time, and it simply not being fun, it is clear, at least […]

How to Raise Nature Loving Kids in a Media Loving World

March 20, 2017

It is almost redundant to say that today’s world is a media loving one; that as technology continues to advance, our real world connections and experiences seem to fade. This article points to the ways we, as parents, can raise our kids to still be grounded and nature loving in a media loving world. Raising […]

Adventure Based Learning

February 27, 2017

This article, focused on Adventure Based Learning, offers a new and insightful way to teach students to excel in an unconventional learning atmosphere. The activities provided and focused on in ABL provide challenges in a safe setting, facilitating trust, problem solving, along with building other necessary skills. Being that this might be the most hands […]

What Fathers Have to Know about Parenting

January 31, 2017

With this study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and examined in this article, fathers are clearly a vital toward their children’s development, and not only as a backup for a mother. The article lists a few things dads can do to be better fathers, such as playing with the children, talking to them and […]

Computer Games Affect Math and Reading Skills

January 23, 2017

According to this article and the research behind it, children who spend more time online or watching TV have poorer math and reading skills. The clear objective here is to get kids to spend more time reading good old fashioned books and to put down all their gadgets. I think this is very easy for […]

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 […]