Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if online classes are the answer for my school?
Our educational team will work with you to determine the best ways that we can help you. Every school has different needs and different challenges. Bonim B’Yachad will work with you to ensure that your educational needs are met.
How will you make sure that the needs of our students are met?
This is a partnership every step of the way. Bonim B’Yachad online classes will integrate seamlessly into your academic schedule. The online teachers will have the same information as the rest of the school’s faculty and will follow the same policies and procedures. Online teachers can even use your content management system for grades, attendance, and other academic functions. Most importantly, Bonim B’Yachad teachers can be contacted by email at any time. If there are concerns we will address them quickly.
Who are your teachers?
All Bonim B’Yachad teachers are experts in their subjects and are experienced teachers. Quality and safety are of utmost concern. Before a teacher joins our team, we perform full background and finger print checks. Almost all of our teachers have been recommended by well respected principals and educators.
Teaching online is very different from teaching in a classroom.
How do you prepare your teachers?
When a teacher joins our staff, we require several hours of professional training. The teacher is taught not only how to use the online tools, but also how to teach effectively online. After the initial training, teachers are put through several rounds of assessments to ensure that they are following our strict guidelines. Once a teacher begins interacting with students, our staff continues to be present during class sessions, until the teacher is ready to work independently In addition, all of our teachers are required to participate in regular professional development opportunities that stress both subject matter and technique.
What subjects do you offer?
Bonim B’Yachad teachers have offered a wide variety of online classes in both general studies and Judaic Studies subjects. There are however no “standard classes.” If you have an idea or a need, we will work with you to help you design the program that meets those needs. The possibilities are limitless.
What happens if a student misses class?
All Bonim B’Yachad classes are recorded and can be accessed at any time. So, whether a student is absent or if the student needs to review material before an exam, we can help. Teachers are also available for extra tutoring sessions if it is determined that they are needed.
When do online classes take place?
As an extension of your academic program, classes take place according to your schedule. We work together to select the times and day that work best for you. Whether you work according to a five day or a block schedule, we can accommodate your scheduling preferences.
What happens if I need technical support or service?
Customer support is available any time online classes are scheduled. You can either call our office number or you can send us an email. We will address your issue immediately. Click here for our contact information.
Do I need any special equipment to get started?
All that is needed is an Internet connection and a mic/webcam. There are several possible ways that online classes can be set up. Our team will consult with your IT and educational departments to determine the best way to set up your courses.