Compassion in the Classroom

Bracha Avraham explores some of the challenges she’s faced navigating effective classroom management in a world where students are faced with the constant draw of technology and social media, rising rates of teen depression and anxiety, increased school shootings and the tense environment they create. For Avraham, compassion and empathy have helped to guide her on her journey, as she muses that teaching is more of an art than a science, and that in order to succeed, we must each find a unique road that is true to ourselves.

Bracha represented her school at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Quest for Teaching Excellence Story Slam.

Bracha Avraham is a wife and mother of four delicious cutie pies who keep her on her toes at all times! She loves music, theater, reading ,and writing. She has been teaching high school English for eleven years. Her favorite part of the job is interacting and bonding with her students as people and experiencing those special moments when she's able to spark a passion for literature and writing in them. She also relishes the opportunity to explore connections between literature, Torah texts, and Jewish philosophy in her class. She strives to make her subject relevant to her students as young Jewish women in the modern world. Bracha considers herself fortunate to be able to learn from and be inspired by young people every day.

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