August 5, 2019

How to Design Professional Development that Staff Want to Attend

RABBI ZEV PAM All of our schools offer professional development, and all of our schools have faculty meetings. Are they having the desired impact that we […]
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

School Improvement: The Case for Professionalism

    RABBI SHIMSHON GEWIRTZ     I remember the first faculty meeting I ran a bit sheepishly. Shortly after assuming my role as general studies principal […]
November 28, 2018

Professional… Development

    MRS. MIRIAM GETTINGER As professionals, we appreciate the value of cutting edge educational initiatives and seek to have our teachers, both kodesh and chol, […]
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

What Subject Am I Teaching? A Rebbi’s Perspective

Many years ago, I attended a professional development Yom Iyun. One of the sessions was about teaching Sefer Shmos to fifth graders. Since that was one […]
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.