Specials

Shalom,

 I’m Corina McBride and I am teaching environmental science and Teva for the elementary school. I am a true Gator at heart-I grew up here and then got my bachelors in Natural Resource Conservation from the school of Forest Resources and Conservation at UF. I’ve since moved to California to analyze efficiency metrics for the world’s second largest seed company and then overseas to teach environmental education with Girl Scouts in Switzerland. My teaching philosophy is centered around experiential learning and independence. I believe we all learn through open ended activities and creative crafts. I’m a “jump up and dust it off” type of gal and I empower my kids to get dirty and explore their world. I love sharing my passion for the outdoors with others and teaching basic survival and identification skills. When I’m not in a classroom you can find me camping, hiking with my dog or kayaking.

Gardening

My name is Mr. Justin. I have worked at Bnai Israel for the past three years as the Teva Teacher/ Groundskeeper, as well having completed a Bachelor's in Accounting. I love getting my hands dirty and feeling the Florida sunshine on my back and the B'nai Israel Garden provides ample opportunity for both. With some hard work and a little luck, the children will be able to watch life spring forth from the ground and grow before their eyes. Confucius said “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” I have tried to apply this into my life and seek to apply it to teaching. When a child digs with their own hands, plants a seed, waters the seed, and cares for it as it grows they develop a better understanding of life and a respect for nature.