SchoolAdviceLeadership & Faculty
SchoolAdvice brings experienced, professional educators together to engage collaboratively with Independent and Private schools.
We are excited and fortunate to have added Claude Oppenheim to our team. Claude’s remarkable breadth and depth of experience in education has been making schools, educational leaders, and teachers more successful for over 25 years.
Claude’s latest blog: Teacher Evaluations
Claude provides expert services to independent schools, school boards, associations and individuals. Through meaningful consulting, purposeful assessments and engaging presentations he enhances faculty culture, improves the quality of teaching and learning, empowers professionals, increases the effectiveness of school administration and positively impacts school success.
Leadership and Faculty Services.
Mentoring and Coaching
With a confident, pragmatic and non-judgmental approach, Claude mentors recently appointed heads and leaders, enabling them to successfully transition into their new positions. He also works alongside more experienced administrators, helping them reflect on and refine their practice as well as to identify and assess options in dealing with critical incidents and crises.
Teacher evaluations can be positive and empowering experiences. They can create a culture of collegiality, growth and respect. Evaluations can facilitate meaningful and nurturing relationships between teachers and administrators. We’ve developed a page of resources that will help you achieve overall school success through better teacher evaluations.
Teacher Assessment Training & Policy Development
Effective teacher assessments and policies lead to better supervisory relationships, improved teacher morale, enhanced classroom experiences and positive school culture. Claude guides administrators, helping them to enhance their evaluation skills in all aspects of teacher performance. He can also guide the development of policy, assessment and observation guides, and report templates.
Workshops and PD Sessions
With an approach that both respects and challenges, Claude helps participants acquire insight, gain knowledge and refine practice. Sessions that are motivational, informative and empowering include:
- Social Media: Protecting Yourself, Your Colleagues and Your School
- Turn Parents in Allies: Effective Parent Communication and Relationship Building
- Why People Choose Private Schools – and How to have them Choose Yours
- Principles of Classroom Management
- I’m going to be evaluated! Making it a Positive Experience
- Best Practices in Teacher Evaluation
- Teacher Evaluation: Myths and Realities
- Encouraging Evaluation Utilization by Preserving Teacher Self-Esteem
Head of school evaluations
More than being merely judgements on performance, evaluations also facilitate frank communication, helping the head to assess and enhance relationships with faculty, staff, trustees, parents and students. In addition, the process can assist in the identification of areas which each of these constituencies considers the head’s performance to be strong; and those, if any, in which they would like to see change.