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Judaic Faculty meeting. Rabbi Akevy Greenblatt August 2009. Agenda. Welcome Mission Administrative Details School partnership Goals Good to Great . Welcome . Dvar Torah Working as a team Trust a) Strengths and weaknesses b) Opening up Sharing

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judaic faculty meeting

Judaic Faculty meeting

Rabbi Akevy Greenblatt

August 2009

  • Welcome
  • Mission
  • Administrative Details
  • School partnership
  • Goals
  • Good to Great
  • Dvar Torah
  • Working as a team
  • Trust

a) Strengths and weaknesses

b) Opening up

  • Sharing

a) What inspires you

b) greatest moment

mission statement
Mission Statement
  • The co-educational Lower School division features a caring yet rigorous environment designed to meet the diverse needs of the Memphis Jewish community and highly attuned to the individual needs of every student. Its innovative curricula and extracurricular programming actively nurture curiosity and creativity, community and camaraderie, while facilitating maximal student learning in a full array of General and Judaic studies.
administrivia first and last
Administrivia First and Last
  • The health of an organization is that its meetings are productive – Patrick Lenciconni
  • In the future faculty meetings will be a time to reflect on curriculum and student needs
faculty handbook
Faculty Handbook
  • Sick and personal day

Please call me as early as possible . Judaic substitutes are hard to find

Call my cell (901) 229-1174

  • Emergency Policies
  • You must be here 15 min. before you are scheduled to start teaching
  • You need to call and let me know if you are not going to be here for davening
faculty handbook1
Faculty Handbook
  • Hallway pass
  • Parent Orientation

First week in September

All handouts due by the end of the first week

Curriculum outline

Rules and regulations

Grading policies

  • Google Calendar
classroom responsibilities
Classroom Responsibilities
  • Supervision

The class can never be left unsupervised

  • Decorum in the Hallways
  • Weekly class newsletters
  • Class rules and discipline plan
  • Soin

a) attendance

b) homework

c) grades

d) communication

classroom responsibilities1
Classroom Responsibilities
  • Lesson plans
  • Learner plans ( Express what students actually learned at the end of each unit)
  • Tests and quizzes

a) Please submit to me a copy of all tests and quizzes as well as the grades each student received

  • All home communication ( handouts, emails newsletter need to be approved by me first )
  • Grading policies
  • H.W. policies
teacher evaluations

Pop ins

Formal Evaluation

Summative Evaluation

Teacher Evaluations
non classroom responsibilities
Non Classroom Responsibilities
  • Lunch and recess Duty
  • Class recess
  • Safety
  • Classrooms locked
  • School newsletter
  • Classroom set up
  • Book Inventory
  • Faculty meeting schedule
  • Support staff
  • Maintenance

Email all service or supply requests to me and I will forward them to Steve

  • Programs

Middah of the month

  • Monday
  • Being on time
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Adhering to the schedule
  • Following policies and procedures
school partnership
School Partnership
  • Parents Students and Teachers
parent communication
Parent Communication
  • Newsletters

Google Translate

  • Soin
  • Phone calls
  • Formal communication
  • Informal communication

Goals bring about Change

  • Divisional goals

a) To focus more on student learning

2. Personal goals

good to great
Good to Great
  • Jim Collins in his book Good to Great says the following

“Indeed the real question is not Why Greatness but what work makes you feel compelled to try to create greatness. If you have to ask the question why should we make it great isn’t success enough? Then you are probably engaged in the wrong line of work


Thank you and I look forward to traveling with you on the journey towards excellence and becoming


Great School