Of the most underutilized educational techniques are music and song. We know that musical intelligence is one of the eight identified intelligences of Harvard researcher Howard Gardener but we may not appreciate the role that music and song can play in deepening student learning and promoting memory.
If the title of this article is vapid to the point of absurdity, that's because it is indeed a trite and possibly ludicrous way to describe the bloodshed in Gaza. Sadly, it's the truth, and the reality that both Hamas and Israel are to blame for the civilian deaths in Gaza is something neither side wants to admit.
For Leora Fima, principal of Madaim Alon Elementary School in Sderot, Israel, the school year began with the typical routine. Students from the first to the sixth grade arrived to school on time, with their new textbooks, only to begin the day with the Color Red rocket warning siren, followed by a rocket explosion.