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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
“There is a pattern that exists in the organizations that achieve the greatest success, the ones that outmaneuver and out-innovate their competitors, the ones that command the greatest respect from inside and outside their...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership
Change can only be successfully implemented when the people involved are on board, engaged and valued. The great differentiator going forward, the place where school leaders will find a new sustainable edge, resides in...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership
For years, Albert Einstein’s saying “Imagination is more important than knowledge” adorned my office wall. It acted as a reminder that creativity in the classroom is critical to success. I believe that knowledge is...
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership
The authors contest that the prevailing model of head-board chair relations is too confining and unrealistic. They advocate a model of collaboration and mutual growth, with some overlapping areas of consultation and...
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Human Resources, Professional Leadership, Research
Head of School base salary data from DASL compensation section. This information is based on data collected from 69 Jewish day schools and yeshivas based in the US and Canada.
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
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...
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...