Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jumping into Lake You

I blogged a couple of weeks ago, here, about the professional development our faculty was engaging in over the summer – featuring a Summer Book Club.  I alluded at the time, to my own personal professional development, and I wanted … Continue reading

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo: What one Jewish Day School Head learned on his Disney vacation

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo from the Disney film, Cinderella, 1950. Copyright Disney. Lyrics: Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Put ‘em together and what have you got bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo It’ll do magic believe it or not   I do believe it. I … Continue reading

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Summer Bloggin’

Flip flops. If I only had one image to distinguish between the school year and the summertime, this would be it. My goal each year is to wear no socks between the last day of school and the first day … Continue reading

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A Unified Theory of Jewish Day School Sustainability

[NOTE: This was originally published on 6/6/12 on the PEJE blog and on 6/7/12 on the eJewish Philanthropy blog.] I am sitting at JFK International Airport typing on my iPad, charging my iPhone, and missing my iFamily. But airports are sometimes … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Introducing the 2012-2013 MJGDS Faculty!

It is hard to believe that we are already in the last week of school!  Graduation was this morning at 10:30 AM, the last day is tomorrow, and for teachers summer begins next week! Just as last year, we want … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Standardized Testing

I continue to suffer mixed emotions with regard to high-stakes testing.  I blogged last year, here, on that topic and on the test we take here at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills or … Continue reading

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