Heschel Hive Blog
April 28, 2022
Heschel FAQs: What is Teaching in the Disciplines?

Given the rapid rate of change in society today, it is hard to determine what our children will need to know to be successful in the future. The things our students have learned in the past may not be useful for navigating the years to come. What we can anticipate is that our children will have to …

March 04, 2022
Heschel FAQs: What is Continuous Enrollment?

This week, we announced that The Toronto Heschel School is moving to a system of “Continuous Enrollment,” starting with the 2022-2023 school year.   What is Continuous Enrollment? At The Toronto Heschel School, we recognize the value in a sustained, long-term partnership with families in the education of their children. As such, we are pleased …

February 03, 2022
Heschel FAQs: What is a Generative Topic?

Topics of study at The Toronto Heschel School, whether within a single discipline or interdisciplinary, are organized around “big ideas” that guide our learning, which we call Generative Topics. A Generative Topic is a broad over-arching integrative concept or theme, often relevant to more than one discipline, which aims to generate student interest and raise …

December 08, 2021
Heschel FAQs: What is a Kissuyyi Rosh?

Browsing our website, you see many images of younger children wearing what look to be green peakless baseball caps, decorated in whimsical colours. You also see students of all genders wearing other kinds of kissuyyim rosh (literally, “head coverings”). If you are a current parent at the school, you are familiar with kissuyyim, but prospective …

October 29, 2021
Heschel FAQs: What is Middat Hashavuah?

Middat Hashavuah is an ethical practice that helps each of us—students and teachers alike—treat one another (and ourselves) with respect. The word “middah” literally means a “measure,” and students learn that the middot are a guide as to how we “measure up” ethically. Measuring ourselves involves self-reflection, self-understanding and practising how we interact respectfully and thoughtfully with others. We are able to measure ourselves through reflection on our …