What Will We Tell our Children?

Our yearning is raw. We have been counting down since the first day of the Omer. We sing the songs with our children. The forty-nine days of anticipation are coming to a close soon. What will we tell them if we find ourselves at home?

The Aseres Hadibros of Chinuch

As we prepare once again for Kabalos HaTorah, it struck me that the first Talmud Torah was actually at Har Sinai and our first teacher was Moshe Rabbeinu. For the most perfect methods in Chinuch, we don’t need to look further than our Ten Commandments, the foundation of the entire Torah.

4 Lessons for Parents and Teachers from Distance Learning

All four ingredients of distance learning are powerful drivers for brick-and-mortar learning as well. And all four of them bring one message home...

A Second Chance for Chinuch at Its Best

If we do not consciously harness this energy to expand these critical efforts when we return to physical classrooms, it would be a missed opportunity.

Reaching Our Students in a Way of L’Chatchila Ariber

I propose that we do everything we can in a manner of Lchatchilla Ariber. In addition to whatever schools are doing there should be an emphasis of one on one.

A Teacher’s Role During Covid-19

The role of a mechanech goes beyond teaching skills and text. While this is always true, during these times of change and uncertainty, this aspect of our role takes on a new meaning; the context and environment of our teaching is fertile ground and is calling upon us to use this opportunity to engage and be of service to our…

Are Our Students on the Outside Looking In, or On the Inside Looking Out?

Today, Tes Adar, marks 80 years to the day that the Frerdiker Rebbe arrived in America. At that time, American Jewry was, borrowing the terminology of the Rashbatz, “on the outside,” but not necessarily looking to come in.

15 Menahalei Moisdos Chinuch Meet in Chicago

The Menachem Education Foundation’s Menahalei Moisdos Chinuch (MMC), a training program designed to empower school leaders responsible for their Moisad’s financial management and governance, continued this past week with a gathering in Chicago. Fifteen Chabad school leaders from around the world gathered for a two-day development session hosted by Cheder Lubavitch of Chicago. “These educators represent tens of thousands of…

Training Program Incorporates Rebbe Rayatz’s Doctrine

“I hope to gain the knowledge and the skills I need to be able to be a part of the solution that the girls need … I so want to know how to best communicate things like care, love and emes in a way that the girls who confide in me will actually take it in!” This is what one…

Hiskashrus: Helping Our Students Connect

“Happy is your lot that Hashgacha Ha’elyona has placed you in the most fortunate position of one engaged in Chinuch, which draws near the hearts of Jewish Children to our Father in Heaven." (Igros Kodesh, vol. 17, p. 313)  This is what the Rebbe wrote to teachers, and as Chassidishe Mechanchim and Mechanchos, we have the additional privilege of helping…