This I Believe About School Innovation

This I Believe About School Innovation

I have struggled for a long while with the term “innovation” as relates to schools. I feel that the term itself is fraught with potential for misunderstanding and talking at cross purposes. Instead of continuing to avoid using the term innovation,...
No News is Not Always Good News

No News is Not Always Good News

As Rosh Hashanah begins this evening, I thought it might be appropriate to share some personal musings. I think often of this quote from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never...
Telling the Story of Your School

Telling the Story of Your School

Storytelling. It’s a big idea. The theme of the 2017 Prizmah Conference was “The Power of Story” because stories are meaningful. Stories captivate our attention, play to our emotions. Stories are how we understand ourselves; the characters, the...
Innovators, Find Your Tribe!

Innovators, Find Your Tribe!

Somehow, in the course of my career as an educator, I became known as an “innovator.” [I even have certification from Google as such]. My secret is this: I never thought of, or think of, myself as innovative. I’m amazed by other people’s...
My JDS Story

My JDS Story

This is the most personal post I’ve ever shared in a professional blogging space. It makes me feel quite vulnerable. However, I believe that making the case for day schools for non-Orthodox Jewish families might be best achieved one story at a time. Here’s...