MRS. MIRIAM GETTINGER We all have memories from our elementary school experience. One of my most poignant memories centers around a classroom discussion during Chanukah at the Hebrew Academy of Greater Miami […]
RABBI BEREL WEIN Judaism and hence any form of Jewish education have always had to swim upstream against the currents of the surrounding cultures of the countries where Jews resided. Even though […]
RABBI DR. YERACHMIEL GARFIELD When Dr. Irvin Scott stood in front of Longfellow Hall at Harvard University and said he wanted to tell us his story, I assumed his lecture would be […]
ETTI SIEGEL I coach and give workshops to preschool through 12th grade teachers in numerous schools across the country, and it has become abundantly clear to me how important a principal’s job […]
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.
RABBI SHIMSHON GEWIRTZ I remember the first faculty meeting I ran a bit sheepishly. Shortly after assuming my role as general studies principal in a yeshiva high school, I […]
MRS. MIRIAM GETTINGER As professionals, we appreciate the value of cutting edge educational initiatives and seek to have our teachers, both kodesh and chol, utilize current best practices in their […]
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.
ANDY JOHNSEN, SUPERINTENDENT, LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT, LAKESIDE, CA AND MALACHI PANCOAST, PRESIDENT, THE BREAKTHROUGH COACH © The Breakthrough Coach ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE The problem of stress in […]
RABBI YONAH GEWIRTZ 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 of […]
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?