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Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

What if we are wrong about teacher observation?

We have negotiated boundaries around observation and evaluation. We have laws and mandates we must follow. It is time for them to change. Maybe there can be some kind of shift, even within existing boundaries, that can allow for newer and richer and more worthwhile processes to emerge. Read more...See More
Mar 25
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

Did We Get 'Career Ready' Right?

Could we have unwittingly prepared students to be career ready by teaching them how to work together?  Might it be feasible that business has caught up with something we knew previously? What do you think?See More
Dec 30, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

We Need 'A Little Bit of Mandela' in All of Us

Most of us will never be so great but all of us can be 'a little bit Mandela.' Those of us who choose to lead in education know the calling to make a difference in the world. We have followed it and made it our own. Most of us will not be asked to sacrifice as he did nor will the differences we make be as large. For those like Nelson Mandela and Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung who set extraordinary examples for us, we are grateful. They spent themselves on worthy causes. Their smiles endure and…See More
Dec 9, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

Is There A Relationship Between Schools, Violence, and Mental Health?

What drives us to use angry and destructive behavior and what drives us to be violent may be an inability to successfully express what is happening inside of us. Public schools have the opportunity to impact more future citizens of the world than any other institution.  Creating and maintaining emotional environments that teach, nurture, and maintain healthy behaviors is an essential element of our responsibility to maintain physically safe environments in which our students can learn. Read…See More
Oct 28, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

Mental Health Matters: School Shootings

Mental health issues have long been on our leadership radar but these shootings have made it a new level of priority; one that exists in the larger context of mental health issues. Three of the shooters connected to the deadliest school shootings had documented histories of emotional challenges. Read more...See More
Oct 22, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

Commissioner King - Where do we go from here?

Following less than a week of intense criticism, Commissioner King is at a learning crossroad.  His next leadership  steps will either reveal his capacity to lead or not.  Read more here.See More
Oct 15, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. was featured
Oct 14, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

Commissioner King Is Due Respect..No Matter Our Disagreement

We must be calm enough to do our best thinking not our fastest reacting. With respect and civility we may bring forth a conversation that rudeness and name calling will not. There is room for disagreement but are we engaging in the process or supporting oppositional behaviors that result in things like stalemates and government shut downs?  Read more...See More
Oct 13, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

We Think Coding Is Essential For Our Students...Do You?

Coding is an essential language we should be teaching all of our students.  Perhaps, you haven't thought about that lately. Others are. If you think this is a grand premise, consider Estonia. Read more at Leadership360.See More
Oct 8, 2013
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"What can Washington's politicians learn from us? Lots! http://bit.ly/15W7Awr"
Oct 7, 2013
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Aug 25, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a status
"Read our post on Prejudice at http://bit.ly/15dU9tj and tell us what you think!"
Jul 23, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. was featured
Jun 11, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a blog post

Early-Childhood Education: Policy, Research, and Funding, or Fad?

In kindergarten classrooms across the nation we have those who can read and those who have yet to learn the alphabet. Some can make meaning from pictures and words and others don't know their colors. Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz ask "Where do we stand on the issue of Early-Childhood Education??ContinueSee More
May 1, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. was featured
Apr 23, 2013
Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. posted a discussion

Tragic Events Cause Us To Reflect Upon Who We Are

In our EdWeek Blog, Ann Myers and I ask, "Are We Leading From Courage or Fear?"  There are answers found in the actions of the heros like Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the man with the cowboy hat, Carlos Arrendondo, at the Boston Marathon.  Courage calls upon us.  We wonder about the members of our Senate who voted against the gun…See More
Apr 23, 2013

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Tell our School Leadership 2.0 community a little bit about yourself. Feel free to post your email address and website. Also feel free to list your areas of interest. This will help other members dialogue with you.
I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Spackenkill UFSD in the Hudson Valley in New York. Twitter: Jill_V_B and Blog: http://schoolsasplacesforchildren.blogspot.com/
What is your present job title?
Curriculum Director
At what school level do you work?
K-12
Where do you work?
Other location in NY State

Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D.'s Blog

What if we are wrong about teacher observation?

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 6:58am 0 Comments

We have negotiated boundaries around observation and evaluation. We have laws and mandates we must follow. It is time for them to change. Maybe there can be some kind of shift, even within existing boundaries, that can allow for newer and richer and more worthwhile processes to emerge. Read more...

Did We Get 'Career Ready' Right?

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 7:41am 0 Comments

Could we have unwittingly prepared students to be career ready by teaching them how to work together?  Might it be feasible that business has caught up with something we knew previously? What do you think?

We Need 'A Little Bit of Mandela' in All of Us

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 4:48pm 0 Comments

Most of us will never be so great but all of us can be 'a little bit Mandela.' Those of us who choose to lead in education know the calling to make a difference in the world. We have followed it and made it our own. Most of us will not be asked to sacrifice as he did nor will the differences we make be as large. For those like Nelson Mandela and Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung who set extraordinary examples for us, we are grateful. They spent themselves on worthy causes. Their…

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Is There A Relationship Between Schools, Violence, and Mental Health?

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 10:24am 0 Comments

What drives us to use angry and destructive behavior and what drives us to be violent may be an inability to successfully express what is happening inside of us. Public schools have the opportunity to impact more future citizens of the world than any other institution.  Creating and maintaining emotional environments that teach, nurture, and maintain healthy behaviors is an essential element of our responsibility to maintain physically safe environments in which…

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