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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...
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...
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...
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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...