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Tuesday, 20 Tammuz, 5779
  |  July 23, 2019

    Chinuch Tip: Make Sure to Laugh

    Mrs. Dena Gorkin, renowned educator and founder of Bnos Chomesh Academy in Crown Heights, presents educational insights every parent should watch. Part 4: Make Sure to Laugh. Video

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    So True!!
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    So True!!

    I work in preschool and while I’m teaching my students how to read which is a basic skill for life, And hard for some. I make an effort to bring in a joke to leave the girls with a warm feeling. Thank you Mrs. Gorkin, these are such beautiful clips and so affirming for someone in the chinuch community!!

    Yasher koach
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    Yasher koach

    Knock knock jokes, riddles and best of all clever puns can add so much to the feeling in the classroom & it doesn’t necessarily have to tie in to what the students are learning.
    Thank you Mrs Gorkin for your meaningful words.
    Please continue to treat us to your podcasts.
    Please continue to inspire us teachers.

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Thank you, I’ve really been enjoying watching your clips, wonderful tips, keep them coming.

    solid advice!
    Guest
    solid advice!

    And, as you point out, prominently mentioned in our holy books long before modern science came to “discover” this, Just out of curiosity, Dina: Would you allow a comical, slapstick presentation if that’s what a particular student wanted to present as his/her “joke”? (I’m serious – pun intended,)

    To #4
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    To #4

    Your question addresses a broader issue: How do you monitor the jokes to make sure they are appropriate and not insensitive?
    One possible solution is that students can submit their joke in advance to the “Joke Editor” for approval. If a joke is deemed inappropriate for whatever reason, help the student understand why and ask him or her to revise or choose something else. Regarding slapstick specifically… I believe that whatever evokes a healthy laugh is great!
    —D Gorkin

    G-D BLESS YOU D GORKIN
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    G-D BLESS YOU D GORKIN

    you are a true mechaneches

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