Throughout the Jewish world, tens of thousands of children and young adults will soon be heading back to the classroom for another year of schooling. The excitement is palpable. For the past week or so (if not longer), children and parents have been busy purchasing and labeling school supplies, clothing, lunchboxes and other related items.... Read more »

As a coach and professional development provider, I often find myself having some variation of the following conversation with principals. “Please make sure,” they say, “to include lots of practical examples for everyone in the room when you speak.” They explain their request as follows. “Oftentimes when we bring someone in to present a workshop... Read more »

Recently, I sat down (on Zoom, of course!) with a group of school principals, public and independent, to find out what their top-of-mind concerns were for new teachers trying to succeed in these most unusual times. They shared the following areas as most critical for new (and even veteran) educators if they are to hit the ground running during the first days of the new school

Hey there. It's Naphtali. I’m putting the finishing touches on my much-anticipated Back to School Boot Camp, which I will be co-presenting together with uber-talented educational coach Etti Siegel, MSEd. This Boot Camp will bring together aspiring and experienced educators who want to augment their professional tool kits