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HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership
In a traditional Jewish day school model, an excellent Jewish education is the assumed value proposition; however, if families don’t value the Jewish experience, focus must be placed on other selling points to enhance the...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership
A few years ago, I attended a conference at a local non-Jewish independent school. On the walls of each classroom, I noticed large posted signs that included language about student’s rights and privileges on the wall. The...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership
How can we retain mid-career teachers amid historic shifts in the educational labor market? When Marc, a mid-career teacher with a full slate of Judaic and general studies classes, was offered an enticing job working at a...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership
Collectively across the country, Jewish day schools allocate numerous resources to attract new families and generous donors. Marketing campaigns often focus on a school’s secular academic offerings, advanced technology, state...
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Mental Health, Professional Leadership, Teaching and Learning
Effective, strong, compassionate leadership requires understanding the importance of relationships. This basic but crucial disposition of leadership develops through the Gross Schechter Day School’s Buddy Program. Our...
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Mental Health, Professional Leadership, Teaching and Learning
Anyone raised in the Jewish tradition has been taught that every human being is an image of G-d. Great philosophers and teachers throughout history have echoed how vital it is that we honor this. The great principle of the...
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Governance, Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
HaYidion Article
Research, Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Thanks to the ubiquity of high-quality cellphone cameras, we’ve all become aware of how different an object is when viewed through a wide-angle lens compared to a telephoto lens. We can play with such differences ourselves...
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Professional Leadership, Recruitment and Retention, School Policies and Procedures
The Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School opened our virtual school doors on March 15, just three school days after the Ontario government closed all public schools for the foreseeable future. This began a journey that saw...