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HaYidion Article
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...
HaYidion Article
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
HaYidion Article
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...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Resilience, the ability of an individual to bounce back through difficult times, is often achieved through participation in larger systems of work and community. The verb “resile” means to abandon a position or course of...
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...
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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...