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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...
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 Have a listen, but now imagine that the pauses between notes are withdrawn, so the song is solely composed of notes strung...
Blog Article
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...
Blog Article
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...
Blog Article
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...
Blog Article
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...
KC Resource
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
This week we focus on questions around student and faculty mental health. This resource reflects questions on school leaders’ mind as well as a list of suggestions and considerations based on what is working in schools across...
KC Resource
Research, Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
The team from Rosov Consulting has released a first report about students’ experience of remote learning at Jewish high schools since the onset of COVID-19. See here. Their data prompt valuable recommendations In July 2020...
KC Resource
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures, Mental Health
Guidance from Dr. Norman Blumenthal on talking to children of different ages about Coronavirus. Download the PDF