Twenty aspiring Mechanchim participated in the program led by Rabbi Levke Kaplan, receiving individualized mentorship, completing over 30 courses in Pedagogy, and gaining hands-on classroom experience. The program equipped them [...]
What Sukkah Building Teaches Us About the First Year in Education As my son and I swiftly assembled our Sukkah this year, the process felt almost routine—quite a contrast to [...]
By Rabbi Avremi Popack As the shofar's powerful call rings out during Elul, heralding our traditional new year, classrooms worldwide buzz with the palpable excitement of a new school year. [...]
by Morah Chanie Feldman. As educators, we often find ourselves trying to assist a child with a particular challenge, whether social, emotional, or academic. When a child has a challenge, this is their personal Golus, and there is so much that we can learn from the story of Yetzias Mitzrayim for how to guide them toward their personal Geulah!
by Mrs. Dena Gorkin (as told to Chanie Gorkin) This article has been excerpted from "Healthy, Happy, Frum: A veteran Mechaneches shares her insight into effective Chinuch", which appeared in issue number four of the BR Embrace magazine. To view in full or subscribe to the magazine, visit www.bethrivkah.edu/embrace.
By Liba Rimler 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?
by Mrs. Leah Levine, 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.
By Yanki Raskin LMSW, 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 students in ways that can and b’ezras Hashem will make a lasting educational impression upon them.
By: Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Vogel, With the recent discussion about a Moment of Silence, I started reflecting on how this campaign of the Rebbe isn't only for the public schools, but for our schools as well.
By Rabbi Shais Taub, The name of the upcoming Yom Tov of Pesach derives from the word meaning “and Hashem will leap over.” Rashi in his commentary explains further: “The festival is called Pesach because of [Hashem’s] leaping.... Therefore, perform all its aspects in a manner of bounding and leaping.” Pesach has a special characteristic of leaping beyond the boundaries of regular limitations.