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    Computer Can’t Replace a Teacher

    Education executive Rabbi Nochem Kaplan analyzes a "growing movement" in Chabad schools and states that "we cannot replace the Melamed with a computer." Full Story

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    More academics, less Middos :(
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    More academics, less Middos :(

    Problem is most schools focus more on academics then character and Middos.

    Schools have wrong focus
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    Schools have wrong focus

    I think our schools should stop focusing only on finishing more Psukim in Chumash, and more on instilling good values and character in our students. Learning is important, but Middos and being a Mentch is the main thing.

    Amazing!
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    Amazing!

    Thank you so much Rabbi Kaplan

    Thank you COLlive for Posting!
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    Thank you COLlive for Posting!

    Rabbi Greenberg

    This is an excellent article
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    This is an excellent article

    I once has the mistaken idea that education should be in a way of dictatorship since the best yeshivas of lubavitch are run that way but i believe now that it is wrong and there is a fine line between being strict or having your students dreading coming to school because of the way you treat students i have personally 3 former students of lubavitcher yeshivas who today are not frum and are in their 50s and the reason that they are not frum is they have a fear of yidishkeit is because in yeshiva they were hit by their… Read more »

    THank you RabbI Kaplan
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    THank you RabbI Kaplan

    Halavai the hanhalos and teachers should take to heart, as a teacher I am very inspired with this much needed reminder. How can we get our systems to change track, in particular, the ahava and feeling of personal caring he speaks of is all too rare and absolutely vital. How can we make this happen, how can parents demand this for their ( the Rebbe’s children) ? i think parents have to speak up, individually and collectively.

    learning for midos
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    learning for midos

    the purpose of learning is to attain yiras shamayim and midos tovos. our schools should teach less for marks and more for real life lessons from the chumash novi etc.

    To Rabbi Kaplan and Co.
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    To Rabbi Kaplan and Co.

    When are the Chabad schools going to follow the Rebbe’s instruction to focus on Halacha as he writes that if it was up to him he would put the main focus of schools on Halacha Lema’ase?

    The principle ( that was never a teacher )runs the show
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    The principle ( that was never a teacher )runs the show

    I Was a teacher in a cheder and on Friday an hour or so before the day was over I would give out soda , popcorn , and tell the class a story( to give them yiras shamayim ) . the Principle was upset about it and tolled me to stop it ” the boys have to learn ” – he said

    Refreshing
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    Refreshing

    As a parent and Rebbi, your words are inspirational and uplifting. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the matter. Thank you Collive for publishing this toichen. Please publish more such articles!

    First Part?
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    First Part?

    Please post the link to Part I which apparently I didn’t see.

    Thanks.

    Very refreshing
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    Very refreshing

    Thank you R Kaplan for such a refreshing article. Just a thought…. Would our yeshivas benefit from having one teacher following their class throughout the years so that the student/teacher relationship you describe becomes more attainable…..

    Dear Collive
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    Dear Collive

    Will you post part two of this? i think every teacher in any school should HAVE to read this. Please keep posted if you will post part two.

    Hebrew to English
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    Hebrew to English

    The best term I’ve encountered for
    Kabolas Ol is “committment”

    Quality vs quantity
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    Quality vs quantity

    I am a teacher that has taught B”H for almost 30 years. I presently teach in a small chabad day school for the past 25. Years ago when almost all jewish children attended our school it was all about quantity. Today with the new generation not caring about jewish education and jewish kids being enrolled in public school RL”z I have changed course. I teach each day as if this child is leaving RL”z tomorrow. I allow meaningful discussions in place of “another possuk” . I stress brochos and hakoras hatov in place of “another test” etc. I think the… Read more »

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