CONFLICT RESOLUTION - Or-Avner Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Day School, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine


Yehudit Baram, Director of Judaica Projects at the Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) Schools, writes:

"At the Or-Avner Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Day School we translated the posters, and our teachers chose the posters that seemed to relate to some aspect of their curriculum.

For example: The poster "There is nothing more whole than a broken heart" was used during the High Holy Days while learning about T'shuvah.  Let's say some children are having a disagreement, as children often do.  We refer to the poster to discuss how we as Jews resolve our conflicts.  The poster helps us to have the children think about their actions in a Jewish context.  We found that we often did not even have to explain how the two children should resolve their disagreement, but rather we just had to point to the poster and it says it all.  
The children in all the classrooms with a poster seem to find it an innovative tool to help them learn about the world through another medium instead of just learning from books.  We feel our students internalize the words and pictures, the messages, and take it to heart.
The posters also seem to have sparked an interest in art, as many children now see how art can communicate ideas and emotions.
We are proud to be a part of the Voices and Visions program and look forward to continuing to integrate the posters into our school.  Thank you so very much."

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