Source: HaYidion, Winter, 2011
Marc Baker and Becca Shimshak share how they harness the success of Jewish camps for a sustained influence at Gann Academy. They describe four core principles for integrating the best
aspects of camp culture into day schools.
The core principles they describe:
- A holistic view of the child and of the child’s intellectual, moral, and spiritual development.
- Educators and administrators as role models who see their relationships with students, both in and out of the classroom, as essential to their roles.
- An "avirah" (environment, ambiance) of informality, relaxedness, freedom, positive energy and joy.
- It starts from the top, with the vision, values and commitment of the lay and professional leadership of the school.
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