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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 Have a listen, but now imagine that the pauses between notes are withdrawn, so the song is solely composed of notes strung...
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
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
Governance, Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
HaYidion Article
Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
HaYidion Article
School Policies and Procedures
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau, Walden There is no gainsaying the challenges that schools have faced...
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...
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...
HaYidion Article
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures
This past spring, as our living rooms turned into classrooms, we shifted our teaching, learning new technologies such as Trello boards and Kahoot and creating Bitmoji classrooms to engage our students. One question we all...