Education and Parenting: Character Education

Dr. Rona Novick

Rona Novick, Ph.D., is Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.  She received tenure after serving on the faculty at Azrieli for seven years.  She directed the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program in Jewish Education and Administration for the past 6 years.  Dr. Novick also holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values.  Dr. Novick is the Co-Educational Director of the Hidden Sparks program, providing consultation to day schools and Yeshivas, and holds a voluntary appointment in Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Novick received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University and completed her doctoral internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.  She developed the Alliance for School Mental Health at North-Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center and served as its director for eight years, authoring the BRAVE bully prevention program for schools.  She is recognized for her expertise in behavior management and child behavior therapy and has published scholarly articles and book chapters on school applications of behavior management, special education, children and trauma and bully prevention and social emotional learning in schools.  She has delivered numerous presentations at national and international conferences, focusing on her research interests in parenting and parent-school partnerships, child anxiety disorders, social-emotional learning, special education and the behavior and development of young children.  She is the author of a book for parents:  Helping Your Child Make Friends, and editor of the book series Kids Don’t Come With Instruction Manuals. Sample Titles Kindling Spirituality -Keeping the Home Fires Burning Bullying, from Playground to Boardroom Jewish and Psychological Approaches to Loss, Trauma, and Consolation Bystander  Obligations – from a Jewish and Psychological Perspective Safe and Healthy School Environments Creating Caring Classrooms Thinking about Thinking – The Power of Metacognition Hakarat Hatov – The Positive Psychology of Gratitude and Jewish Parallels Developing Socially Responsible Children Building Resilience in Ourselves and Our Children Living in a Dangerous World – Coping and Managing Stress Including...

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