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School Policies and Procedures
I recently read a fascinating book by Laura Arnold Leibman titled The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects. As the name of the book suggests, Leibman reconstructs the lives and...
HaYidion Article
School Policies and Procedures
I recently read a fascinating book by Laura Arnold Leibman titled The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects. As the name of the book suggests, Leibman reconstructs the lives and...
HaYidion Article
School Policies and Procedures
The Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA), the largest repository of Jewish life in Canada, is a community-based archives located in Toronto. The institution was established in 1973 to ensure that the archival evidence of the Jewish...
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Moriah College is the largest Jewish day school in Sydney and is still very much influenced by its history. Indeed, the figure of Abraham Rabinovitch, its founder and dominating personality until his death, continues to loom...
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Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures
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
School Policies and Procedures
Jewish schools, as identity-based schools, and their leadership, can fall into the trap of assuming students share experiences based on a shared Jewish identity. This blind spot can compromise a climate of inclusion and...
HaYidion Article
Teaching and Learning, School Policies and Procedures
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 Have a listen, but now imagine that the pauses between notes are withdrawn, so the song is solely composed of notes strung...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
School Policies and Procedures
A seasoned educator once remarked to a newly minted teaching cohort to which I belonged: “Every night that you hit the pillow exhausted while involved in education, you know you have been living a meaningful life.” I have...
HaYidion Article
School Policies and Procedures
Early in my career I heard a story of a head of school who sent his children to a different school in town so that the challenges of working as a professional and being a parent would never have to become an issue. In my case...
HaYidion Article
School Policies and Procedures
One goal of all great schools is to establish a good working partnership with parents. Parents are not stockholders with voice and vote on administrative decisions, but they are “stakeholders.” Their large “stake” in the...