How Important is Professional Development in Schools?

The answer? Very. Educational research studies have repeatedly shown that the most important school-related factor influencing the achievement of students is the teacher. Great teachers help to create excellent learners. So, investing in teacher development is crucial to the success of our students. Our commitment to continued professional learning helps build the confidence and credibility of … Continue reading How Important is Professional Development in Schools?

Communicating with adolescents (Part 2 of Adolescents and Peer Pressure)

I recently farewelled 17 Year 10 students participating in the Na’aleh program in Jerusalem. They will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Jewish learning for two weeks before heading off to Poland to meet the rest of the IST group. Just before departing, I noticed there were parents telling their children to make the … Continue reading Communicating with adolescents (Part 2 of Adolescents and Peer Pressure)