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    Failed a Test, But Learned Lesson

    From the COLlive inbox: "My son got a 90 on his Chidon test, but it wasn't enough. Can you imagine the scene in our house that night?" Full Story

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    Moshe Koshanfar, 83, OBM

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    Great
    Guest
    Great

    Raising an adult, not an oversized baby. BH for Shimmy

    Well said
    Guest
    Well said

    So true what this parent wrote
    my child was crushed last year and Boruch Hashem this year she has worked so much harder to get in

    Kids need to work hard to get in
    Guest
    Kids need to work hard to get in

    The Chidon is a massive reward that parents pay so much money for them to participate and Tzivos hashem has to raise so much money to cover the expenses.

    Kids need to know that its not a free ride. If they want to get in they need to work hard.

    Study
    Guest
    Study

    Wow I’m gonna get my kid to study now ASAP

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    Will get my daughter to start reviewing tonight!!!

    Interesting
    Guest
    Interesting

    No way!! Same idea happened to my child
    Last year. Chanukah vacation really ruined it

    Chidon is the best
    Guest
    Chidon is the best

    Chidon is a great way for our children to gain valuable
    information for life.
    Thank you Rabbi and Mrs. Weinbaum

    to #3
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    to #3

    You said that very well, my kid hardly learned and got a 40% and came home crying. I told her that the chidon is not a game. you have to work hard to get in. Kids that put in half an hour a day will only have one hour per unit. a total of 17 hours over 5 weeks. If you want your kid to get in they should be putting in at least that amount of time if not more.

    Go Leah Zucker!
    Guest
    Go Leah Zucker!

    Your work in making Chidon amazing this year is incredible

    Lesson Learned
    Guest
    Lesson Learned

    Yagati Umatzasi Taamin!!!

    Thank you!
    Guest
    Thank you!

    Thank you to all the organizers of the chidon.
    Big shout out to Mushka Greene for all her hard work and
    devotion!

    Agreed
    Guest
    Agreed

    I agree with this article.
    On point.

    Is the second benefit being achieved?
    Guest
    Is the second benefit being achieved?

    As a teacher, the first benefit I find with chidon is the time spent by the participant learning Torah (and with tremendous discipline and courage). The second benefit would be the vast amounts of information acquired by the participants. My only question is…. Chidon, using the Yahadus curriculum has been around for several years now. Is there an effort to track the retention of this information?! Are the students really learning something that will stay with them?! Please enlighten me, what metrics are being used for this and inspire me by the tremendous results. Signed, a concerned teacher who observes… Read more »

    Good point to be on top as a parent or hire a tutor
    Guest
    Good point to be on top as a parent or hire a tutor

    But in reality Tzvious HaShem needs to provide after school program for Hidon so each student can have an equal opportunity , and show us parents real nahes ….sorry but we pay for Tzvious HaShem , they have a representative in each school that can gather each grade for 30-45 min per week and teach them or even involve students who got 95-100 from previous years …
    Sorry but many parents are not willing and not having time and resources to teach their kids extra curriculum ( and hire tutors for each child it’s a lot of $)

    Teacher
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    Teacher

    This is a gift to our children, in a day and age where life is depicted as everything coming instantly and without minimal effort. I once assigned a project to.my 12th grade student. Her mother told me this was the first time her daugher worked so hard. I was shocked, ouch…if 12th grade is the first time, we are not giving our children the tools they need to know how to work hard when things truly will test our patience and perseverance. The pleasure our children have when achieving something with toil. יגיע כפיך כי תאכל. Thank you Rabbi and… Read more »

    Good luck
    Guest
    Good luck

    To your son.
    My kids have learned much valuable material from and remember it years later.

    Thanks for sharing
    Guest
    Thanks for sharing

    You might want to consider the perspective and lesson that grades and marks aren’t even on the same playing field, as knowledge and skills and best effort, in valuable life experience. And that if as much effort was put into general curriculum by both the educators and the students, as is for the chidon, THAT would be a valuable lesson.

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    Didn’t expect the outcome to be this great!

    Great parents!

    Wishing Y Hatzlacha!

    Bubby S
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    Bubby S

    The generally children do need extra support with mastering the material. Grandparents can be a helpful resource to provide this extra support for the children. I have been learning with my granddaughter and she did quite well on the first test Bh

    Parent
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    Parent

    The chidon is by far the best thing that we have today! It has been designed brilliantly with 5 amazing tears 1. Mitvzh mavin school program which is EVERY child can achieve 2. The chidon shabaton which any child who works very hared and puts in the time and effort can achieve. They have made brilliant tools for the kids to use like the Chidon audio books and the kids who work hard can do well on part one of the test and get into the shabbaton 3. There is another track for the brighter students. and YES! they are… Read more »

    Chidon is not about knowing facts for school
    Guest
    Chidon is not about knowing facts for school

    It’s teaching the skills for working hard in the future for even bigger things in life

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