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Day School / Yeshiva Administrators Retreat

BJE’s Day School & Yeshiva Administrators’ Retreat was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at The Luxe Sunset Hotel Sunset. 

Facilitated by Dr. Denise Pope, the topic of the day was “The Well-Balanced Student.” Denise Pope is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and the co-founder of Challenge Success. She is also the author of “Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students” and her most recent book, “Overloaded and Underprepared:  Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids.”   A world-recognized educator and former Jewish day school parent, Denise shared the latest research on student stress and well-being in K-12 schools and discuss root causes, symptoms, and concrete strategies for improving student well-being.  Through facilitated exercises school teams identified sources of stress and disengagement from learning at their school sites and will brainstorm action plans for positive changes at their schools based on the Challenge Success SPACE  (Schedule, PBL, Assessment, Climate of Care, Educating the Whole School) framework.  

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