BIOGRAPHY: DR. SCOTT MANDEL
DIRECTOR, TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Pacoima Middle School, 9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331, (818) 970-7445, mandel@pacificnet.net

EDUCATION:

1990 University of Southern California, Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction

1983 University of Judaism, M.A.Ed., M.A.T. Administration of Day Schools; Teaching

1980 Ohio State University, B.S. Ed., B.A. Elementary Education; Jewish Studies

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION:

  • Classroom management
  • Cooperative learning
  • Curriculum and instructional leadership
  • Integrating the Internet into education
  • New teacher training
  • Staff development & in-service leadership
  • Teaching methodologies
  • Test-taking skills

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

1998-present Graduate Course Instructor, Skylight Training and Publishing, & St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL

1998-2000 Math technology consultant and in-service leader, St. Louis Middle Schools Math Project, Skylight Professional Development and Eldin Professional Development

1995-present Founder/Director--TEACHERS HELPING TEACHERS, Internet educational service: www.pacificnet.net/~mandel

1985-present Classroom Teacher/In-service Instructor (K-12)--English, math, social studies, Los Angeles Unified School District

1970-1995 Educational Director/Teacher/Consultant, Jewish afternoon supplemental & Day Schools, L.A./OHIO

CREDENTIALS:

K-12 Clear Professional Multi-Subject

National Board Certification--Young Adolescence Generalist (all middle school subjects)

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

(2008) The Parent-Teacher Partnership: How to Work Together for Student Achievement. Chicago: Zephyr Press.

(2006) Improving Test Scores: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Administrators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

(2005) “What Today’s Teachers Really Need.” Educational Leadership, 82(8), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. May 2005.

(2003) The New-Teacher Toolbox: Proven Tips and Strategies for a Great First Year. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

(2003) Cooperative Work Groups: Preparing Students for the Real World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

(2003) Wired into Teaching Jewish Holidays: An Internet Companion. Denver; A.R.E. Publishing Co.

(2002) Cybertrips in Social Studies: Online Field Trips for All Ages. Tuscon: Zephyr Press.

(2002) Wired into Teaching Jewish Values: An Internet Companion. Denver; A.R.E. Publishing Co.

(2001) Wired into Teaching Torah: An Internet Companion. Denver; A.R.E. Publishing Co.

(2000) Wired into Judaism: The Internet and Jewish Education. Denver: A.R.E. Publishing Co.

(1999) Virtual Field Trips in the Cyberage: A Content Mapping Approach. Chicago: Skylight Professional Development/Pearson

(1998) Social Studies in the Cyberage: Applications with Cooperative Learning. Chicago: Skylight Training and Publishing/Simon and Schuster

(1995) The In-Service Course Leader: A New Professional Role for the Classroom Teacher, in Lemlech, J.K., ed., Teachers and Principals at Work: Becoming a Professional Leader. N.Y.: Scholastic, Inc.

(1993) Triangle of Health Video Series, Teacher Manual. Disney Educational Films.

(1993) Maintaining Student Self-Esteem in the Jewish School. Keynote Address, Mini-CAJE Conference, Syracuse, N.Y.

(1991) Responses to Cooperative Learning Processes Among Elementary-Age Students. ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, ED 332808. Presented at American Educational Research Association, Chicago

For information on in-service availablility call (818) 970-7445
or e-mail: mandel@pacificnet.net


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