Oh, the life of a Mommy Morah. A juggle of cooking, cleaning, shopping, feeding, and… preparing? How I’m meant to find time that last little word, I don’t even know. A little voice tells me that just using my same old stuff from the past ten years is NOT the best way to go. I would love to be able to give my precious students much more than that…. But what else can I do?
I kind of wish there was a talented team of writers, editors and designers that would just create a beautiful curriculum for me, and all I would need to do is print and go… But yeah right. Nice dream. Busy me is just stuck with the same old and that’s it.
Well, that’s what I always thought, until I saw my co-workers Parsha lesson one day. It was simply out of this world! She had a clearly written sicha guide, a fun interactive worksheet, a line-by-line translation of the Rebbe’s words, a kid-friendly story bringing the sicha’s message to life, and, to top it all off, an audio of the Rebbe saying that sicha!
I was stunned. It was mind boggling! How in the world did she have the time and creativity to do all that? And honestly (shh, don’t tell anyone), I was a bit jealous too. I wished my lessons can be so clear, focused and fun like that.
So I braced myself and humbly asked her HOW she did it?? You won’t believe what she told me… Three words: Tzivos Hashem resources.
That dream I had? It was true! That’s exactly what’s happening now in Tzivos Hashem Headquarters! They have an awesome team, hard at work, creating an outstanding curriculum to train today’s soldiers. Not only with Parsha resources but much more; Yomim Tovim, Niggunim, Tefillah, Sefer Hazichronos, Tanya Baal Peh, 12 Pesukim- to name a few… Her and her students have been enjoying it for the whole past year, she says. She was surprised that I didn’t even know! Honestly, I do vaguely recall seeing it posted on COLlive a while back but just never managed to properly check it out or sign up. But now, there’s no way I’m missing out even one day longer.
It was easy to sign up. All I had to do was email them. The number of schools involved is just enormous! From Lamplighters in CA to Bnos Menachem in Crown Heights, Cheder at the Ohel Girls, Oholei Torah Crown Heights, Beis Chaya Mushka Iowa … the list just goes on and on. I was teacher #972(!), they told me. My classroom has been transformed ever since. Learning is just fun. Being a Hashem’s soldier feels real. The Rebbe’s words are now alive. And it’s all prepared for me. It’s simply incredible.
I am so grateful. Thank you Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson, executive director of Tzivos Hashem and Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch for your tremendous investment and dedication to the chinuch of our children. Thank you Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum, general of the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem brigade, for you uncompromising vision and commitment in training today’s soldiers. And thank you Mrs. Chaya Cadaner, Campaign Director and Miss Mussi Kaplan, Teacher Resource Manager for your unparalleled creativity and talent, bringing us the best of the best!
Are you a teacher? Don’t just skim over this article like I did! Want to train your students to be real soldiers? This is how. Join me and the hundreds of teachers revolutionizing our classrooms with the Tzivos Hashem resources. Just check out the sicha sample below and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Then email [email protected] and let the fun begin!
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