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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...
Blog Article
Professional Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Governance, Mental Health
Cross-Posted from Chadds Ford Live “‘Should,’ ‘have to,’ and ‘must’ are among the most violent words in the English language because they are extrinsic.” Think about that quotation for a minute. If I say to you, “you should...
Blog Article
Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Blog Article
Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
If you know my father, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, then you have probably heard the joke that he sleeps in a three-piece suit (as they say, “It’s funny ‘cause it’s true”). Which is why I never liked wearing suits. As far as...
Blog Article
Professional Leadership, Governance, School Policies and Procedures
In a recent episode of the podcast On Point, Margaret Heffernan speaks about her latest book, Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future. The book takes the idea of uncertainty head-on, and, given our current reality, it couldn't...
HaYidion Article
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...
HaYidion Article
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...