Professional Leadership

Every School Should be a Lab School

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
A lab school (short for laboratory school) is a space designed to ideate, explore and test new educational models and methods, incubating

Partnerships for New Head Success

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Professional Leadership
The first year of the Jewish day school headship is a challenging and pivotal moment in a leader's career, and supporting new

Tough Times Don't Last; Tough Teams Do

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Professional Leadership
Last year, faced with a slowly dissolving administrative team in my first year as a head of school, a very wise, successful

Finding Strength in Otherness: Women's Leadership in an Orthodox School

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
In her pivotal work In A Different Voice, Carol Gilligan lays out the concept that women are “living at once inside and

Empowering Rising Leaders: Fostering Leadership Among Orthodox Women

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Professional Leadership
An interview with Ann and Jeremy Pava on empowering rising leaders and fostering leadership among orthodox women

Supporting New Administrators In and Out of School

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
The impact of Covid has, of course, exacerbated many challenges. School communities have not been immune to society’s “great resignation” culture. Some

Vive la Différence: A Diverse JDS Leadership Model

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Human Resources, Professional Leadership
Our female educational leaders and classroom teachers should not attempt to simulate what their male counterparts do; they should create a distinctly

Leading Lessons: Voices and Visions of Women in Jewish Educational Leadership

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Professional Leadership
When I sent an email to over three dozen female colleagues asking if they would share their challenges, successes and guidance for

Problems, Solutions, and Generations

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Professional Leadership
In Tractate Megillah, Reish Lakish teaches that God doesn’t afflict the Jewish people without first creating a remedy. That idea doesn’t justify

What Makes a Great PD Experience

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Prizmah Thought Leadership, Professional Leadership, Teaching and Learning
At Prizmah we have had the joy of creating all sorts of professional development experiences, some with partner organizations and some on

Keeping it Fresh

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Professional Leadership
This summer will mark nine years since The Idea Institute (formerly the I.D.E.A. Schools Network) first started running the Summer Sandbox, a

Pathways to Differentiation in a Judaic Studies Classroom

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Professional Leadership, Teaching and Learning
At the heart of Hidden Sparks’ work is the belief that every child has unique talents, strengths, affinities and challenges. Teacher and