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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...

Turning Your Classroom into a Chrysalis

There is a dirty little lie that teachers tell and it is a complicated one. “I don’t play favorites in my classroom. All of my students...

The Unbearable Choice

When we think about violence, it often looks 1) physical 2) taking place between a perpetrator and a victim and 3) worthy of intervention...

Under the Microscope (Origin Story II)

It is Fall of 1994 and I am in my second year of teaching and being the English department chair of a school with a unique structure and...

Can We Get Them Past the Dip?

Seth Godin, the marketing guru and big-time thinker, talks about the DIP. He describes it in his popular podcast, Akimbo, as the end of...

Talking to your Daughters about Math

Here’s what you should talk about when you talk to your daughters about math. 1) Tell them that hard work matters the most. No one is...

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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