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Fundraising & Development, Governance, School Policies and Procedures
During my 30 years as an educational administrator and, most recently my 15 years as head of Denver Jewish Day School, I have come to appreciate the board and the lasting impact that an outstanding board can have on a school...
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Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
Jewish day schools across the country have pivoted overnight to transition into virtual learning environments. We feel great pride in the way our schools’ leadership, teachers, families and students have worked together in a...
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Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
There has been much focus in the past weeks on the importance of SEL, social emotional learning, to ease our children back to school and to support them during this pandemic. Many schools that did not previously have an SEL...
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Teaching and Learning, Recruitment and Retention, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
Why School? by Rabbi Laurie Hahn Tapper I was walking up the steps of our garage with my groceries freshly picked up from the curbside of our local supermarket and realized I was carrying more than I usually do: a whole...
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Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
So I am supposed to teach the students in front of me, in my physical room, for six hours in my mask and behind a screen, and also, concurrently, on Zoom, and also the ones in other time zones and also make an asynchronous...
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures
Covid has brought many opportunities and challenges to Jewish day schools. We were able to stay open, for the most part, during Covid, and this has led to a new influx of students. The problem for the Hebrew departments in...
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Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures
With Covid not yet behind us but with some sense of managed normalcy, I have returned to visiting day schools across North America. While each individual school, community and region differs in approach, I am learning from...
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School Policies and Procedures
The exuberance that each new school year brings for the children we greet through our doors is palpable throughout the school in the weeks leading up to September. But now, with so much uncertainty surrounding us, we are left...