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Disrupting Class: A Working List

Disruption in classrooms has a name and it's not Sarah. Her hair is something out of an epic Greek myth. Everyday Sarah comes to school...

The Power of Imitation

There is a famous story of the psychologist Jean Piaget, his daughter, Jaqueline, and the witnessing of another child throwing a tantrum....

Strength Comes In All Shapes and Sizes

**Guest Blogger: Shannon Tepfer I am an “Army brat” and one of five kids, ranging in ages from 3 to 15 years older than me. I was born in...

They Have Us Outnumbered!

Over the past 25 years, there has been much talk that schools need to transform in order to better mirror what the world looks like...

Teacher Student; Student Teacher

“When adults seek to learn about and from children, the challenge is to take the closely familiar and to render it strange.” Barrie...

Moving at the Speed of Work and Play

Dolls and Blocks and Dress Up Closets and Action Figures are for play. Desks and Pens and Books and Paper are for work. Sitting at a desk...

E-Systems And Teachable Moments

**Guest Blogger: Navah Kelman Becker I read an article the other day in The Atlantic (from 2015) about gender neutral bathrooms. The idea...

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Jason is flexible and attentive, yet remains committed to his high expectations of my work in tackling tough situations and tasks.  With a sense of humor and compassion for the rigor of a leadership position, he knows how to guide me with just the right amount of productive stress.  I appreciate that.

Daphne Orenshein - Elementary School Principal: Hillel Hebrew Academy