How do students internalize and act out gender narratives in their relationships to their school, to different subjects, to their teachers and other students? How do teachers sometimes reinforce gender roles in the classroom, in ways that can harm students' confidence and limit their expression? Heads of school Jason Feld (Northwest Yeshiva High School in Mercer Island, WA) and Hannah Bennett (Briskin Elementary School at Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA) join Jason Ablin to discuss these and other issues raised in Ablin's new book, The Gender Equation in Schools: How to Create Equity and Fairness for All Students.
Jason Ablin is the author of The Gender Equation in Schools: How to create equity and fairness for all students. With over 30 years of experience in Jewish education, he has served as a teacher, principal and head of school. He holds national certification in leadership mentoring from the NASP, mentors new leaders throughout the country, and is the Director of AJU’s Mentor Teacher Training Program. He now consults with schools on gender equity, positive faculty engagement, and school culture.
Dr. Hannah Bennett is the Head of School at Briskin Elementary School at Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. Having taken over the role of Head of School in May of 2020, the first two+ years of her headship were a COVID-19 breeze, and she could not be more excited to dig into the real work of a head of school during the 2022-2023 school year; Briskin 2.0 here we come!
Jason Feld is Head of School at Northwest Yeshiva High School and has over sixteen years of experience as a Jewish educational leader with a proven track record of creating transformative learning experiences, authentic family and community engagement . Jason holds a Master of Teaching from American Jewish University’s School of Education; a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and did his undergraduate work in Political Science at New York University. A native of Southern California, Jason enjoys reading, collecting vintage Zionist art, gardening and exploring the great outdoors.