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Debra Rosenblum

Faculty Information
Location(s) Middle School, Key School
Title(s) Middle School Study Support, Key Middle School LC Teacher
Contact Information
School Email
School Phone
(828) 274-0758   x142
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Debra Rosenblum handles Middle School study support and is a Language Comprehsive teacher at Key Middle School;she has been working with Carolina Day School since 2012. Debra is a National Board Certified Teacher, Library Media K-12; past Children’s Librarian in the NC Public School System and in the Public Library system.

Get to know Debra Rosenblum:
In what ways can you teach/engage children at CDS that you couldn't at other schools? At CDS, inquiry and questioning are very important; I can engage my students by encouraging them to broaden their thinking by asking good questions and by encouraging them to use divergent thinking to solve problems.  Here at CDS, divergent thinking is encouraged and championed; my students benefit from imagining the possibilities and applying those potential solutions to problem solving.”
What do you like most about your job at CDS? “I enjoy the sense of community apparent between the different divisions and their students, the sense of community between staff members from different divisions and the sense of community between the families, students and staff members.  CDS encourages and fosters an environment that enables nurturing and growth across the ages.”
In your opinion, how does the CDS community inspire students to be courageous and curious, wonder about things that they don’t understand, try new things, and develop individual passions?   “At the middle school, teachers create learning environments that encourage students to step outside their comfort zones; indeed, teachers model this behavior for our students by stepping outside of our own comfort zones and by sharing with our students our experiences of failure, reflection and success.”  
How would you describe your classroom? “My classroom is a learning community where all community members learn from each other (teacher included!), support each other and create new information and ways of thinking and solving problems.”
What books and authors inspire you? “Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind reminds me that this century belongs to persons who can empathize and create meaning; many jobs of the future do not yet exist today and students who can empathize and create new ways of moving in the world will be well prepared for their adulthood.   I follow the “Copy/Paste” blog by Peter Pappas whose blog subtitle reads “Dedicated to relinquishing responsibility for learning to the students.”  Pappas’s blog invites teachers and administrators to craft learning opportunities for teachers and students that are relevant and rigorous and that encourage learners to stretch outside their comfort zones.”
What is your favorite quote about education, mentorship, children, and/or learning? Goethe’s “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
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