August 5, 2019

Chinuch HaBanos: Attracting, Retaining and Developing Staff

MRS. ETTI SIEGEL Well-trained and competent teachers are necessary to ensure a good education, and yet shortages are causing principals to accept unqualified applicants as teachers […]
March 5, 2019

Change Your Title, Transform Your School:

How a New Job Description and a Family Model Can Increase Social Emotional Learning, Promote Inclusion, Improve Academics and Unify the School Culture DR. BECKY BAILEY […]
November 28, 2018

Are We Our Teachers’ Keepers?

We entered education because we love children. Whether there was a teacher who made a pivotal difference in your life and you want to pay it forward, you love a certain age group, or you found that you have a knack of explaining difficult concepts to others, you didn’t go into education because you want to work with adults.
November 28, 2018

Introduction: Professionalism in Schools – Beyond the Basics

When I attended the Loyola University Chicago School of Education over a decade ago their conceptual framework was “Professionalism in Service of Social Justice.” I didn’t learn much about social justice, but the focus on professionalism made an impact that I haven’t forgotten.
November 28, 2018

A Shift in Perspective on the Role of the Principal

    ANDY JOHNSEN, SUPERINTENDENT, LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT, LAKESIDE, CA AND MALACHI PANCOAST, PRESIDENT, THE BREAKTHROUGH COACH    © The Breakthrough Coach ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE  […]
November 28, 2018

The Critical Importance of Good School Leadership

Every Jewish Day School wants its students to graduate with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to be successful – at the next level of schooling, in the workplace, as citizens, and as members of the religious community. What school factors produce that outcome?
November 28, 2018

Professionalism in Jewish Educational Leadership – A Working Definition

The expectation of professionalism for today’s educators is growing daily. Our communities are blessed with parents and families who live and work in professional environments and they expect the schools that are preparing their children for life to be the same. Professionalism is a concept which some may see as abstract and intangible.
November 28, 2018

On Raising Children: A Torah Perspective

There is, of course, a mitzva of chinuch, educating one’s children.
November 28, 2018

School Research to School Excellence

Nine Leadership Behaviors of Principals that are Correlated to Higher Student Achievement Unpacking Chapter 4 of School Leadership that Works, by Robert Marzano, Timothy Waters, and […]