"At Lola Stein we believe education is not just about internalizing information to be withdrawn as needed. The way students learn is even more important that what they learn. We teach children how strategic thinking and organizing their thoughts are life skills, useful as ways of expressing ideas and emotions."
- Greg Beiles, Director of Curriculum and Training, Lola Stein Institute
"The Lola Stein Institute was born to open pathways for teachers to reach new goals, to rethink their habits, to fan the flames of their own inspirations and to grow as educators."
- Gail Baker, Director, Lola Stein Institute
"The Wexner Foundation has long recognized that a stellar Jewish education - an understanding of Jewish text, Jewish values and Jewish history - is a critical tool in strengthening and revitalizing our Jewish communities. We applaud the work of the Lola Stein Institute and other similar initiatives that combine excellence, research and Jewish passion in the ongoing effort to transmit Judaism from one generation to the next."
- Brigitte Dayan, Director, Wexner Alumni Network, The Wexner Foundation
"The Arts leverage students' ability to think critically and act creatively, to formulate profound thoughts and feelings. They grow accustomed to interpreting and communicating their ideas and attain access to their instincts and emotions. This self-awareness applies widely as time and experience accrue. The artistic process supports the students' core pursuit, which is to better understand, interpret and participate in the world they find themselves."
- Judith Leitner, Co-founder of Toronto Heschel School and Director of Integrated Arts.
"The New Teacher Academy program from Teachers College, Columbia University is pleased to be partnering with the Lola Stein Institute for Leadership in Education to support new teachers. We have had a successful year working with teachers at The Toronto Heschel School and are looking forward to continuing this relationship."
- Katie Armstrong, Program Manager, Teachers College Innovations, Columbia University
"When students are challenged to examine their own lives through the lens of themes and concepts they are studying, the learning can become vital and personal. Recognizing relevance to one's life and, eventually, to the lives of others, is key to learning for understanding. It places the learning immediately beyond a superficial level. This kind of learning is at the centre of the Lola Stein Institute's work."
- Marlee Pinsker, Teacher and author of "In the Days of Sand and Stars", Published by Tundra Books