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HaYidion Article
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
Adam is a peacock. He struts through the halls showing his feathers whenever he can. When I walk into a classroom where Adam is, his back is noticeably straight; he sits with seeming attentiveness and some designation of self...
HaYidion Article
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
Imagine your favorite song is playing. Its familiar rhythm draws you in, undulating in melodic waves. Have a listen, but now imagine that the pauses between notes are withdrawn, so the song is solely composed of notes strung...
KC Resource
Research, Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
The team from Rosov Consulting has released a first report about students’ experience of remote learning at Jewish high schools since the onset of COVID-19. See here. Their data prompt valuable recommendations In July 2020...
HaYidion Article
Recruitment and Retention, School Policies and Procedures
In the 2020-2021 school year, as many schools across North America were closed due to the pandemic, Jewish day schools worked hard to offer fully or partially in-person learning for students. Being independent entities gave...
HaYidion Article
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures
I will be happy if I never hear some un words again: uncertain, unprecedented, unknown and unavoidable. I feel the same way about re words such as regression, recession and reduction, not to mention the co words coronavirus...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Boston: Going Far Together AMY GOLD The Boston Jewish day school landscape is a rich one; there are multiple Orthodox schools of different sizes, a Reform day school, a Conservative Schechter school and four community...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership, Human Resources, School Policies and Procedures
Early childhood centers that have been reopening since early summer have a word of warning for schools: Don’t forget to make time for supportive supervision. More than ever, educators isolated in their classrooms or behind...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership, Governance, School Policies and Procedures
Winston Churchill once said, ““Never let a good crisis go to waste.” We who work in the Jewish day school world are familiar with crises, both large and small. All of them offer opportunities to learn. Our particular crisis a...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Back when the word “corona” evoked an image of an ice-cold beer, the concept of adaptive leadership was not on the front burner for most schools. Adaptive leadership enables organizations to identify changes needed to move...
HaYidion Article
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures
The coronavirus pandemic has inspired our pluralistic school to place a higher priority on moral education than ever before. While it isn’t new to us to attend to the social and emotional needs of our students and to their...